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Diba Shaikh, MS, LCDC (#12213), LPC-Associate (#85775)
Under the Supervision of Nicole Ponce, LPC-S (#70868)

Through empathy, collaboration, and compassion, I use evidence-based modalities and techniques shown to empower growth and promote positive change. I help clients explore the challenges of human existence through the phenomena of the whole lived experience, accounting for  the dimensions of  mental, emotional and physical wellness. Sharing our narratives and experiences in therapy may be affected by anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and fear. Solution-focused in purpose, I strive to meet clients in the moment and motivate them towards goal-directed change. No matter where you are or where you have been, I am here for you and committed to helping you obtain the happiness you deserve.


My worldview embraces all race, ethnicity, gender, equality, and sexual orientations, and I strongly  advocate through the lens of cultural inclusion and diversity. Humbly, I look towards  the social justice paradigm and the impact of  issues relating to acculturation, transculturation, assimilation and  inter-generational conflict.


I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with a Bachelors in Human Services and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate and work under the supervision of Nicole Ponce, LPC-S (#70868) while accruing clinical hours towards full licensure. My experience includes work with individuals afflicted with mental health and addiction issues in a number of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential environments. I am trauma informed and skilled in providing crisis intervention, substance abuse assessment/treatment, suicide prevention and motivational interviewing.


In addition to specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders,

I have a special interest in treating clients with the below issues.

  • Cultural and Ethnic Issues

  • Grief and Bereavement

  • Trauma

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Racial Identity

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Addiction

  • Assertiveness Training
  • Gender Identity

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