Diane Bader-Anderson, LCSW
Diane Bader-Anderson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in treating a broad range of individuals and couples from children and families, to adolescents, adults and elders. She holds a master’s degree with honors from USF.
Diane has a warm, compassionate approach to assessment and treatment – with two core goals: to produce substantial and enduring change in behaviors, thoughts and moods and to teach more useful strategies for managing day-to-day living.
Diane uses a psychosocial approach to treatment. This approach emphasizes the significance of both psychological and social problems in interaction with health and other needs, all of which are important when making an assessment and offering help. Therapy is guided by a tailored treatment plan for each individual’s unique needs. Specific areas of interest include: Trauma, Grief and Loss, Life Adjustment, Anxiety Disorders, Childhood Disorders such as ADHD and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and Mood Disorders such as Depression and Bipolar.
Modalities utilized include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems and Play and Art therapy for young children who best communicate through this approach.
Mental illness is not something to be ashamed of. It is important to dispel the myths and learn and teach the truths concerning any and all forms of mental illness, whether it’s depression, ADHD, anxiety or schizophrenia.