Get To Know Me
Becky Diaz LMFT
Hello, and welcome. My name is Becky and my foray into therapy comes from an understanding that giving and receiving help is necessary and normal. I understood intuitively from a young age that we impact those around us and they impact us. Growing up in a big family I learned the importance of relationships in my well being. This understanding led me to study marriage and family therapy. In many ways I have never stopped studying. As a full time professor I am passionate about teaching about therapy, talking about therapy, and doing therapy. Marriage and family therapy is one of my passions, and I believe that teaching helps me to never stop learning and growing. Outside of teaching and therapy I am a mom, wife, sister, titi, granddaughter, niece, and more. I believe that my many hats helps me to understand and recognize the many roles my clients play in their relationships as well. I also have different interests that help me to express myself like gardening, the arts, reading, and writing. I am interested in creating an experience in therapy that is supportive and empowering to growth. I invite you to learn more about me and my practice. If you have any questions or if you are interested in scheduling a time to meet for a first session, do not hesitate to reach out.
A Bit About My Approach To Therapy
I seek to assist my clients in meeting their goals relationally, while taking into consideration their context. This means that I do not see lived experience as existing in a vacuum and I do not see people as broken and in need of fixing. I practice an integrative approach, that mixes an emphasis on what's happening now with an understanding of the past and its far reaching influences into the future. This approach allows me to practice collaboratively with my clients so that we are working on shared goals. My experience as a bilingual therapist combined with my training have led me to develop a therapeutic style that is culturally competent and affirming of my clients.
As a systems therapist I utilize models that help me to understand my clients existing stories, while also incorporating a more compassionate and holistic view of self and each other. I also have experience and training that orients me with a clear lens of oppression and trauma, and an understanding of attachment and how it impacts relationships.