Dianne Babcock, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Dianne Babcock, MA, LCMHCA, NCC is a North Carolina native who has been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. She has direct experience working with clients in outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential settings. She also has worked extensively facilitating groups and conducting individual counseling. Dianne has counseled clients from diverse backgrounds struggling with various mental health issues. Dianne found her passion for working in the mental health field while working with at-risk youth at Coastal Horizons. While obtaining her undergraduate degree in Psychology, at UNC-Wilmington, she completed an internship at the Chrysalis Center who specialize in working with clients with eating disorders. Upon graduation, she continued working with clients with eating disorders at Carolina House and Veritas Collaborative. Dianne decided to further her education to increase her ability to positively impact and facilitate her client’s recovery by pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wake Forest University. While working towards her graduate degree, Dianne completed an internship at Pasadena Villa Outpatient facility. During her internship she worked with clients struggling with mood, personality, psychotic, and co-occurring autism spectrum disorders.
Dianne provides individual serves to adults and teens challenged with symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, and trauma related experiences.
Dianne believes in using an individualist holistic approach with clients. When working with clients she utilizes an integrated approach to best meet the individual needs of her clients. She mainly employs aspects from Person-Centered Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. This integrative counseling approach strives to balance mindful awareness, a genuine and empathic relationship with the client, and a collaborative effort at identifying what changes a client can make to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances. Dianne believes that people have the skills, competencies, beliefs, values, and abilities that will help them reduce the influence of problems in their lives. It is the therapist’s job to enable clients to thrive on their own. By learning how to self-evaluate and by developing their own abilities to meet difficult thought processes and situations with awareness, acceptance, and kindness, clients will be able to make the changes that will allow them to live a satisfying and fulfilling life with less suffering.