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Diane Younkins

Diane Younkins


9 years of experience
Solution oriented

Are you looking to grow in wisdom and compassion? For yourself? Your situation? Others? Diane Younkins provides support for adults who feel stuck or are in transition and want to develop in wisdom and maturity, love and compassion. Using mindfulness insight and other techniques, she encourages authentic living with awareness, gentleness, humor, creativity and courage. As a trained pastoral counselor, she encourages clients to bring the strength of their faith and belief systems into the mix as part of their healing work. Diane is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, Counting and Mindfulness to help people heal from trauma. Diane works with adults living with physical, emotional and/or spiritual suffering. She specializes in helping adults with trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, codependency, recovery, coping with major changes, loss/grief or depression. In addition, she work with individuals around creativity and vocational/retirement challenges. Services also include working with couples seeking to strengthen their relationships and families seeking clarity about dealing with challenges, particularly around care issues of a loved one.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Clients will experience a new or renewed sense of clarity and purpose when engaged in their work. Tools for dealing with the existing issue(s) and insight(s) for navigating life's challenges will be learned. Learning what works and when it works will be explored as clients learn for themselves what works for them. Clients will experience a relief from trauma symptoms as a result of working with trauma-informed methods.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Techniques derived from Narrative Therapy, guided imagery/mediations, the creative arts therapies in a Jungian vein, dream work and journaling, and encouraging awareness of the body are used to help engage the whole person. Additionally, training in Imago couples work, EMDR, Counting and Brainspotting trauma-informed treatment, and various insight meditation techniques offer specific tools for certain therapeutic interventions. In addition, CBT, EFT, and DBT are used as needed.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Diane works with clients to tap into their gifts, talents, strengths and ways of being that bring health and wellness and balance more deeply into their lives. This work can be challenging, but it also carries its own rewards of living a more integrated life. By exploring one's hopes, dreams, and difficulties, all parts of life are grist for the mill – I believe that we have the opportunity to grow more deeply connected to the healthier parts of our self and experience life more fully. Many of the techniques are derived from Narrative Therapy, guided imagery/meditations, the creative arts therapies in a Jungian vein, dream work and journaling, and encouraging awareness of the body are used to help engage the whole person.