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Jillian Diehl, MHC-LP

Jillian Diehl is a license-eligible Mental Health Counselor (MHC-LP)  at CFI. She conducts individual and group therapy with adults, adolescents, and children. For the past 1.5 years, Jillian has supported individuals with depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and developmental disorders, among others. She has experience with issues of stress, trauma, abuse, emotional dysregulation, maladaptive behaviors, suicidality, self-injury, substance use, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues. Outside of CFI, Jillian also works at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center where she counsels individuals in inpatient psychiatric treatment.

Jillian’s professional and personal journey includes becoming a therapist as a second career. She earned a BS in Business Administration from Fordham University in 2014 and a MS in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Queens College in 2023. She has written a book chapter on the Counting Method, a PTSD treatment technique, and is currently contributing to research on predictors of pain reliever misuse. Jillian also has professional experience in executive recruitment and career counseling. She is available to support clients navigating job stress, role conflict, and professional identity issues. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and currently training to become a LMHC in New York.

Jillian brings a warm, compassionate approach to collaborating with clients to develop their goals and create meaningful change in their lives. She works from a trauma-informed lens and draws upon a variety of evidence-based practices, including CBT, DBT, ACT, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques. She is focused on delivering LGBTQIA+ affirming, culturally responsive care to clients with multicultural identities and diverse backgrounds. Her goal is to guide clients on their journey of self-discovery. Jillian believes a strong therapeutic relationship and safe environment allow clients to experience their own transformative potential for growth and healing.

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