True To You Counseling

Diana Baldwin

LCSW

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is it confidential?

Yes. We abide by all laws and regulations and value keeping you and your information safe. No information will ever be released without your consent.

Are video sessions effective?

Yes. And there are many awesome pros to video session including a more flexible schedule, the convenience of not having to leave your house or office to see your therapist and we can follow you as you move or travel and ensure that your growth and progress is not interrupted.

Do other people struggle as badly as I am?

Yes. Unfortunately, many struggle alone and never know how many others are also struggling or that people like us are here to help. Shame and negative self-talk are often key components that keep us stuck in our negative behaviors and feeling alone and helpless.

Testimonals

“Diana was my first therapist who stayed and had a variety of tools to help me do my work. She did not try to fix me, but was supportive in me doing my work!”
“No other therapist took the time to really bond with my son and earn his trust. He has made more progress in the last few months working with Diana than in years of seeing therapists before this. We feel so blessed to have found her.”
“Diana has been great! She’s very compassionate and understanding, she’s helped me a lot already and I’m excited to continue working with her!”
“She’s done a wonderful job at supporting me and gives real and helpful advice and strategies for coping and improving.”
“Diana has been great! She’s very compassionate and understanding, she’s helped me a lot already and I’m excited to continue working with her!”
“Diana has amazing skills and great compassion to open our son up to learn the things he needed to learn in order to be more successful in life. She changed our world. Our son always pulls coping skills out of is tool bag that he learned from Diana. We will forever be grateful for her insight into our son and her willingness to go above and beyond to help him have a better life”

Blog Posts

How to Deal with Post Sexual Assault Trauma

*Trigger Warning* Here I answer a very personal question that was submitted on "Ask Diana", regarding post trauma fantasies. Everyone has different experiences, struggles, thoughts, emotions and trauma after being assaulted. Some of these can be really confusing and...

How much should I tell my partner about my past?

What should you share about your past? What should/can you keep from them? How do you decide and what do you say? Ill walk you through this process and help you decide what is best for you and your relationship.

How Expectations can ruin Relationships

What are the most common relationship issues? Why do relationships fall apart? We will dive into this and talk about expectations, communication issues, incompatibilities, vulnerability and what makes real partnerships. We will also talk through some tangible ways to...

What are the impacts of being lied to? How do you heal from these?

The impacts of being lied to are FAR more severe than we ever thought. If you have been lied to, chances are this is impacting you much more than you realize. The good news is, this is not your fault and you can start healing from it! Let's talk through what the...

How To Cope With Guilt, Sadness and Loneliness

We all know what to do when we get a cut right? What about when your pain is emotional, not physical? What do you do? Do you know how to take care of your pain, guilt, loneliness & sadness? Learn why emotional hygiene is crucial for your health and happiness and...

How do I deal with my partner not meeting my needs?

What do you do if your partner can't/won't/doesn't want to meet your needs? Do you figure out how to make them or convince them? Find other outlets? A new relationship? We will talk through all of these things and more in this video! Relationship therapy isn't for...

I know I need help, but where do I start!?

Let's talk about what to do, when you know you need to do something, but don't know where to start! These 4 simple steps will help you move from confused and overwhelmed to focused and on track. If you have been wondering, "Where should I start!", then this video is...

What you Need to Know about Self-Care

My sister (a nurse) and I (a therapist) discuss what we've learned about self-care through our failures, developing our own routines and helping our patients. Self-care should not be another thing on your list that you don’t get to and feel bad about. It is supposed...

Getting through heartbreak

Heartbreak has to be one of the most painful things you can ever go through. Have you ever just wished you could move on from your feelings? That you would just stop thinking about that person or situation? I know I have! And many of my clients come to me struggling...

How to start talking to your kids about sex and healthy relationships

Check out my article featured in Familoop on how to start talking to your kids about sex and healthy relationships!   Why is it so important to be talking about sex and healthy relationships with your kids? The sad truth is that your child is probably already...

What are the impacts of being lied to? How do you heal from these?

The impacts of being lied to are FAR more severe than we ever thought. If you have been lied to, chances are this is impacting you much more than you realize. The good news is, this is not your fault and you can start healing from it! Let's talk through what the...

6 signs that your partner has a pornography addiction and what you can do about it

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Coping Skills to help you better manage- Emotions, Stress and Addictions

Clinical Therapist Diana Baldwin will walk you through a simple and very effective coping skills and teach you how to adapt it to work best for you! Use this to manage frustration, anger, stress, overwhelm, urges and negative thoughts. Reach out to me to receive...

How Women Struggle with Porn

Do women struggle with porn addiction? Is there a difference between addictions with women and men? How do you get over a porn addiction? This is for people who have been wondering how to quit porn for good and have been looking for help but struggled to find it....

How to cope with Sadness

What do most people do when they feel sad? They typically try and distract from it. They eat, they drink, they watch TV, they talk to someone. Some reach for drugs, porn or another “coping skill” of choice. What they typically don’t do is sit with it, feel it and let...

What Should I Expect from Group Therapy?

Are you wondering if you should try out group therapy? Are you nervous about what it will be like? Therapist Diana Baldwin will answer these questions and shed some light on what group therapy is like, what you can expect, what the first meeting is like and the...

How do I get through the Holidays!?

Are you worried about making it through the Holidays with your sanity!? Let’s go through some tips to help you make it through the holiday obligations and family events.

How to tell your partner about an addiction or secret you have been hiding

How do you tell your partner about your addiction, cheating or other major secret you have been keeping? I will talk you through this process and help you figure out how tell them in the best way possible.

How To Cope With Guilt, Sadness and Loneliness

We all know what to do when we get a cut right? What about when your pain is emotional, not physical? What do you do? Do you know how to take care of your pain, guilt, loneliness & sadness? Learn why emotional hygiene is crucial for your health and happiness and...

How to be more Happy & Confident

Do you want to be able to better cope with stress, frustration, self doubt, anxiety, depression? This course is for you if you have been down, stuck and feeling lost. It will also help you take your life and goals to the next level. This course includes all of the top...

When the Ones we Love Most Hurt Us (Betrayal Trauma)

This truly is one of the hardest pieces of Betrayal Trauma. We aren't hurt (or able to be hurt this bad) by strangers or those we don't care about.   This level of pain and Betrayal can only be caused by people we love.   People we are committed to. People...

How to cope with Sadness

What do most people do when they feel sad? They typically try and distract from it. They eat, they drink, they watch TV, they talk to someone. Some reach for drugs, porn or another “coping skill” of choice. What they typically don’t do is sit with it, feel it and let...

What not to say to someone Grieving

  Today my sister (who is a Hospice Nurse) and I recount the worst things they have heard said to someone grieving.   These things can be so harmful! We will discuss what to say and what not to say to someone who is grieving and how you can better support someone (or...

Is my Therapist Sick of Me!?

Do you ever wonder if your therapist is sick of you? Bored in session? Do you wonder what they think about you? I will talk through this from a therapist's perspective and give my thoughts on why I think this comes up and what I think and feel...

How to Help Someone who is Addicted to Porn

Mental Health Therapist Diana Baldwin will walk you through how to help someone with a porn or sex addiction. This is not a simple task for either of you, but there are things you can do to that will make this process easier! If you are trying to deal with someone’s...

How do I deal with my partner not meeting my needs?

What do you do if your partner can't/won't/doesn't want to meet your needs? Do you figure out how to make them or convince them? Find other outlets? A new relationship? We will talk through all of these things and more in this video! Relationship therapy isn't for...

How to Better Relate to and Understand Someone’s Issues

Do you ever struggle to relate to and understand someones struggles? You want to be supportive, but its hard to understand what they are going through? How can you better relate to them and understand them? Mental Health Therapist Diana Baldwin will talk you through...

Having a hard day? Watch this to Feel Better

In this video, Therapist Diana Baldwin will help you get through a down time and find the strength to keep going. This is the affirmation you need to get through this.

I know I need help, but where do I start!?

Let's talk about what to do, when you know you need to do something, but don't know where to start! These 4 simple steps will help you move from confused and overwhelmed to focused and on track. If you have been wondering, "Where should I start!", then this video is...