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Diana Santos


Therapist in Training


DIANA SANTOS

Diana has over 10 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families through crises from her previous career as an immigration attorney. She has also coached clients with body image concerns and disordered eating as a certified coach through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Diana is a registered, certified yoga instructor and believes in incorporating mindfulness and mind-body techniques into therapy where appropriate. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work, with an expected graduation date of May 2022. Diana is empathetic, passionate, and dedicated to providing evidence-based psychotherapy. She considers it a privilege to guide adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, addiction, body image and eating concerns and career changes, as well as couples grappling with infidelity or considering polyamory.



THERAPY EXPERIENCE: 

Coach - Divya Whole Health, Reston, VA
Coached clients struggling with emotional eating and obesity in a holistic manner by addressing social, emotional, and professional obstacles to overall health. Helped set boundaries in personal and professional relationships. Utilized restorative and yin yoga in coaching clients to support embodiment and improved mind-body connection. Conducted wellness presentations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Attorney - Santos Immigration Law, Fairfax, VA     
Helped clients coping with traumatic experiences, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, divorce and separation, navigate the immigration and family law justice systems. Obtained sole legal custody of children, asylum, green cards, work permits and other forms of relief on behalf of clients.

Yoga Instructor, Freelance - Reston, VA; Samskara Yoga & Healing, Sterling, VA     
Lead private lessons tailored to individual needs, incorporating vinyasa flow, yin yoga, and restorative yoga. Develop sequences to assist with health concerns, including anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues.

Taught yoga nidra, restorative yoga, yin yoga and hatha yoga classes with modifications to accommodate students of all levels.

EDUCATION:

Masters of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2022
Juris Doctor, American University

Bachelor of Science, University of Rochester



Phone: (202) 997-33542   
E-mail: diana.santos@cwft.us

Therapeutic Video Tracks:

Vulnerability and Empathy
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Brene Brown Brene Brown studies the human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight that sent her on a personal quest to know both her own and Man's vulnerabilities.

Shame - a Source of Broken Behavior
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Brene Brown Dr. Brown identifies shame as an unspoken epidemic and it as a source behind many forms of broken behavior.

EMDR - Tricia Walsh
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Tricia Walsh Tricia Walsh discusses how EMDR can help us better understand ourselves through her personal story of self-discovery.

EMDR Explained
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EMDR Animation Video Screenhot The EMDR Association UK explains what EMDR therapy is in a simple animated format.

Dr. P Carnes-Sexual Addiction
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Dr. P Carnes Dr. Carnes, a leader in the study of sexual addiction, discusses his 40 yr. legacy in the addiction field, the impact of the Internet, and daily stressors.

Technology and Relationships
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Dr. Sherry Turkle Sherry Turkle takes a very interesting look at how technology and communications devices are shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, and with Technology.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders
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Dr. Hinda Dubin Dr. Hinda Dubin discusses how depression causes feelings of sadness, loss and anger can interfere with everyday life. She discusses the latest treatments for depression and anxiety disorders; like panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders.