Carla Diano

Biography

Carla Diano is currently completing a master’s in counselling psychology at Yorkville University and is an intern at Integra Health Centre.  Carla’s approach centers on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and provides empathy and understanding through collaborative, integrative, and strengths-based methods to therapy. She works to provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe environment that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. She stands by the belief that clients are the experts in their own lives and views her therapeutic role as one of support and guidance. 

Carla utilizes a trauma-informed lens and evidence-based practices when working with clients drawing on cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness to encourage clients to explore the inter-relatedness between their thoughts, behaviours and emotions while helping identify maladaptive patterns. She seeks to help clients build their sense of self-worth and cultivate their individual strengths while learning to overcome obstacles such as self-doubt and negative self-evaluations which get in the way of developing and reaching personal goals.

Carla also holds a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Toronto and has been a consulting dietitian for over 15 years. Throughout her career, she recognized the impact of mental health on eating behavior – understanding that trauma and conditions such as anxiety, mood changes, and stress all play a role. Wanting to do more for her clients and address these issues more effectively, she was inspired to pursue a career in psychology.

Carla is a professor at George Brown College where she enjoys supporting and mentoring students in pursuit of personal and professional goals. Outside of work and school, Carla enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a proponent of eating well, being physically active, and spending time in nature. Cooking and gardening provide a creative outlet for her own continued health and well-being.

Education/Training
Master of Counselling Psychology (Presently completing)
Yorkville University
Master of Health Science (Community Nutrition)
University of Toronto
Toronto ON
Bachelor of Applied Science (Food & Nutrition)
University of Toronto
Toronto ON
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Italian)
York University
Toronto ON
Certifications
  • LivingWorks Start
    • Suicide Prevention Skills
  • Mental Health First Aid
    • Mental Health Commission of Canada
Specialty Interests
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Disordered Eating
  • Burnout & Workplace Concerns
  • Relationships
  • Goal Setting
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
Awards and Honours
  • College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Dietitians of Canada
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (Student Member)
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