Diane Vliet Downs

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW

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(215) 285-0747

Diane Vliet Downs

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

275 South Main Street
Suite 2D
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 285-0747
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am fully vaccinated and am currently offering group and one-on-one sessions both in-person and online.

About

I am open to meeting with clients of all ages and genders, but most of my experience has been with teens and young adults. I was an independent high school teacher for 23 years before becoming a social worker. My field work was in a school setting, most recently in a therapeutic school for students with behavioral issues often linked to past trauma. I have also worked closely with young people who identify as LGBTQ+ and much of my research has focused on this population. I have run support groups for parents of TGN teens and for trans/nonbinary teens. I also have experience with adoptees and victims of sexual assault or trauma.
Through motivational interviewing, using a strengths-based perspective, I solicit client concerns and current supports and challenges. In addition to listening to understand, validating feelings, and respecting lived experience, I connect individuals with resources and use approaches such as CBT and mindfulness to help them reach their goals.
Times of conflict and change are often uncomfortable, but they are also opportunities for growth. Silence and loneliness breed shame, which interferes with our sense of connectedness. Let me help you reframe your stories so you can reclaim control over your life and strengthen your relationships.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $85 - $135
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
I do not accept insurance, but I do use a sliding scale. Group sessions are less expensive than one-on-one sessions.
Email me or call (215) 285-0747 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / SW137005
  • School: Temple University
  • Year Graduated: 2019

Location

275 South Main Street
Suite 2D
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 285-0747
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Behavioral Issues
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
Issues
  • (teacher for 27 years)
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • healthy relationships, teen adjustment issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: lived in Taiwan, China, Malaysia
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Jun 2022
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Diane Vliet Downs

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW