Diane Petrella, MSW

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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page.

As a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, I offer you two perspectives: I can help you explore your past to heal wounds that still may be hurting you and teach you life-coaching tools to become clear about your goals and create a road map for your future.

To help you overcome your problems, I'll bring years of experience—along with my intuition and a touch of humor—to our sessions. Our work together will be holistic, integrating mind, body and spirit. Whatever you're struggling with, I'll help you create peace in your mind, support you to care for your body's needs, and find ways to nourish your soul.

Helping you take care of you will be my number one priority.

I believe we all have a wealth of wisdom within us. I'll help you connect with that inner wisdom—your inner guidance system—so you can hear the whispers of your intuition guiding you to your best path to healing and fulfillment.

I Can Help You With These Issues:

  • Relationship & Intimacy Struggles
  • Weight Loss, Emotional Eating & Body Image
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Life Transitions, such as Divorce
  • Sexual Abuse, Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Early in my career I co-founded the first child sexual abuse treatment program in Rhode Island. If you were sexually abused as a child and it's getting in your way today, I can help.

Weight Loss Support & Free Gift

Along with my clinical work to help people overcome emotional eating, lose weight and improve body image, I also write about these issues. For inspiration and encouragement, read my articles on a mind/body/spirit approach to weight loss on my blog and resources page of my website: dianepetrella.com.

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Education and Training

I received my Master's Degree from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts and have advanced training in Mind/Body Medicine from the Mind/Body Medical Institute of Deaconess Hospital in conjunction with the Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School.

To expand upon my work as a therapist and offer you a broad range of approaches, I became a certified professional life coach through The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, California.

I completed over one hundred hours of training certified by the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. I also received training in the energy psychology technique of The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also called Tapping.

While I have experience with many modes of therapy, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Together we'll design a plan that works just for you.

I know it can feel hard to reach out for help. Trust me... I've been there. I have years of quality training and experience, but honestly, the best education I received that helps me be a good therapist is my own healing work. I experienced a tragic loss as a child and it caught up with me when I was a young adult. An angel therapist guided me back to myself and I became stronger and wiser on the other side. Have faith in your heart that you'll get to the other side, too.

If you'd like my guidance along your journey, let me know. I'd be honored to help.

Take good care,

Diane Petrella Reaches

Providence RI