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 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 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 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....

What Therapists really think when you cry in session

Have you every wondered what therapists think of you when you are crying in therapy? Today I am answering this question and talking about my experience both as a client and therapist. It can be incredibly intimidating to cry in session. Or to cry at all in front of...

How do you know if your husband is watching porn?

See my answer to the question, "My sex life isn't what it used to be, how do I know if my husband is watching porn?". I will also give you the 6 signs your partner is likely watching porn or keeping a secret from you.

How to Deal with (and Move Past) Your Partners Confession

Finding out your partner has been lying to you is a betrayal and very traumatic! There are two ways people find out their partner has been hiding something. Either they catch them, or they confess. Both of those are terribly hard to deal with and some aspects of...

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 to Feel, Deal with and Process your Emotions

Have you ever wondered, "why am I so emotional!" or on the flip side, "how come I cant feel or work through my emotions!?" Or maybe you wonder if your'e feeling what you "should" be feeling? Or maybe struggle to process emotions, so you try to avoid them as much as...

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 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 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...

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 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...

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...

How to Overcome Perfectionism

Is perfectionism holding you back? Do you sometimes not try new things out of fear of failing or not being good enough? Learn how to overcome these barriers and truly change your life!  

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.

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 do you know if your husband is watching porn?

See my answer to the question, "My sex life isn't what it used to be, how do I know if my husband is watching porn?". I will also give you the 6 signs your partner is likely watching porn or keeping a secret from you.

Finding creative outlets for pain AND how to decide if you should share your work with others

Have you found or been wanting to find a creative outlet for your pain, thoughts or emotions? Have you struggled to know if you should share this with anyone? Our creations can be deeply personal and intense, sometimes these are better kept to ourselves and sometimes...

What Therapists Think and Feel when you are Suicidal

Have you ever wondered what your therapist experiences when you are suicidal? Do they really care? Do they worry? How does it impact them? I will talk through all of this and how it impacts me personally. I'll candidly share my thoughts, fears, concerns and emotions...

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...

5 signs he’s watching A LOT of Porn

How can you tell if he's watching a lot of Porn? Or keeping another secret? How do you know if this has crossed the line and is a problem? I'll tell you exactly what to look for and how to tell if he has a problem. This will be helpful if you've been wondering if your...

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...

What Therapists really think when you cry in session

Have you every wondered what therapists think of you when you are crying in therapy? Today I am answering this question and talking about my experience both as a client and therapist. It can be incredibly intimidating to cry in session. Or to cry at all in front of...

Everything is Temporary

I have learned so much from practicing meditation, but one of the most significant concepts is that everything changes! Don't stress too much about the bad, it will change. Don't get too attached to the good, it will change. That doesn't mean we shouldn't enjoy the...

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...

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...

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 Clarify your Values and Realign your Life (activity included!)

What really matters to you? Is this where you are spending your time and energy? In this video, therapist Diana Baldwin will walk you through a value clarification activity that will help you define what really matters most to you. From there, we can evaluate where...