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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lara Kalaf

Introducing Our New Child Psychologist: Diana Arias. She speaks French and Spanish!

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team, Child Psychologist Diana Arias. With a passion for working with children, teens, and families, Diana brings a wealth of expertise to our practice. She is fluent in both French and Spanish, offering her services online and in person at our office located at 1214 Greene Avenue, Suite 303, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 2A3.

Diana Arias, Spanish and French speaking child therapist
Diana Arias, Spanish and French speaking child therapist

About Diana Arias:

- Title: Psychologist (OPQ Psychologist License)

- Authority for Receipts: Autonomous Practitioner

- IVAC/CNESST Patients: Possibly

- Services Offered: Individual Psychotherapy (Children), Parental Coaching, Evaluations and Tests, Family Counseling

- Specialized Evaluations: ADHD Assessments, Cognitive and Intellectual Assessments

- Languages: French, Spanish

- Theoretical Approach: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systemic Psychotherapy

In her own words, Diana describes her therapeutic approach as follows: "I am a psychologist with a CBT approach, highly attentive to patients, providing a space for reflection to better understand the individual's needs and establish clear and realistic goals. With children, I find it important to build a strong relationship through play and entertainment to foster trust and motivation towards therapy."

Areas of Expertise:

- Common Disorders: Anxiety and related disorders (GAD, panic disorders, stress, etc.), Mood disorders (depression, adjustment, seasonal, etc.), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism/Asperger's

- Relational and Personal Difficulties: Relationship and interpersonal issues, Self-esteem, Management, Confidence, Life transitions (divorce, work, marriage, graduation, etc.), Acculturation, Intercultural, Racial Identity

- Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Domestic Violence and Abuse

- Health Conditions: Sleep disorders

- Child-Related Issues: Parental difficulties, Child development/Education, Intellectual, physical, and learning disabilities, Behavioral problems

- Impulse Control: Impulse control, Anger management

Preferences and Exclusions:

- Diana is open to both online and in-person therapy.

- She holds a Bachelor's degree and primarily works with adolescents/young adults (14-19), pre-teens/teens (11-13), and children (6-10).

- Diana specializes in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and behavioral disorders.

- She prefers not to work with clients dealing with sexual abuse, eating disorders, or gender identity issues.

If you are seeking a compassionate and skilled child psychologist, Diana Arias is here to support you and your family on the journey to better mental health.

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