We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Canfield and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Diana, how does your business help the community?
I have seen a huge need for therapists in the East Valley that are allies and educated to assist the LGBTQIA+ community with the mental health issues they experience. We provide a welcoming environment to all LGBTQIA+ individuals and relationships. We want people to know that no matter how they identify we are here for them and value them for exactly who they are. For those who can’t afford therapy, we offer lower cost or free therapy with our interns.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own a private practive counseling business that provides therapy services for teens and adults for a variety of issues they may be dealing with. My practice has grown from just myself, to 13 therapists and an administrator. The rapid growth, although exciting, has been challenging to keep up with. For several years the business took all my time. I am finally starting to be able to delegate and rest in the success. I am so proud of the excellent, authentic, well educated therapists who work with me and the ways they are assisting people heal.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This just happened actually! My best friend came to visit. I showed him downtown Gilbert and we ate at several of the restaurants in that area. Postinos, Joy Ride, Clever Koi are some of my favorites. I love the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert and the Japenese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. Hannys and Durants in Phoenix are also my go tos for visitors.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are several people and ideas that gradually molded my passion and specialties. My main mode of therapy right now is EMDR therapy for trauma. I got really excited about EMDR and the rapid healing it offers by observing Dalena Watson. She is an excellent therapist who has taught me a lot and who I model my style after in many ways. Another mentor that has opened my eyes to historical trauma is Eduardo Duran. His book “Buddha in Redface” had a lasting impact on my ideology and practice of therapy.

Website: https://www.canfieldcounseling.org/

Instagram: @canfieldcounseling

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