Dr. Tania Diaz is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist, qualified board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Florida, and a Certified Heartmath® Trainer. She has 25 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. Her specialty is the treatment of Anxiety and Panic related disorders; Depression which create difficulties adjusting to daily challenges; and assistance/mentoring in finding your life purpose and meaning in daily activities.
In terms of education, Dr. Diaz received her Bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, and proceeded to earn her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida and is Board Certified Counselor; Dialectic Behavioral Therapist and certified as a Tele-health certified practitioner.
In 1999, Dr. Diaz completed her internship at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital providing individual, group and family therapy to children and adolescence suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit, psychosis, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Following her internship, she completed a one year residency position at Everglades Correctional Institution, an all male maximum security prison, which afforded her the opportunity to work with diverse clients across the spectrum.
Dr. Diaz teaches Graduate and Undergraduate courses at local universities, is sought out as a consultant, and has appeared on numerous radio, television programs, and podcasts where she has discussed topics ranging from the importance of mental health hygiene, heart rhythm technology, conscious living and preventative mental health self-care practices. She consistently gives lectures on topics meriting continuing education credits. Dr. Diaz has been consistently invited to present at Annual Mental Health Conferences, both locally and internationally; and is recognized as a key note speaker in a plethora of events.
In terms of research, Dr. Diaz was invited to participate in the field assessment trials of the development of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM5) used by all mental health professionals for diagnosing and treatment of mental disorders. Dr. Diaz is listed on page 912 of the DSM5 as a Collaborative Investigator.
Personally, Dr. Diaz has a strong personal belief we must embody what we teach; hence, she engages in daily meditation, yoga and weight training. Philosophically, she prides herself in “not having all the answers” and enjoys being receptive to learning from everyone—especially children.