Dr. Stella Diai

(Ed.D, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor practicing in the State of New Jersey. I have a doctorate degree in Psychology and Behavioral Health, with a specialization in Education and Counseling Psychology. The primary focus of my practice is to help my clients to reach their potentials. I have been privileged to work in the helping profession for the past fifteen years.
I believe that the entire process begins by identifying those stumbling blocks in the lives of the individuals that prevented them from achieving their desired goals. I maintain a high level of openness with my clients having realized over the year that what matters most in therapy is the client /therapist relationship. I truly believe that it is the relationship that heals.
My practice incorporates the client-centered, non-directive approach, the cognitive behavior approach and the eclectic approach. This is important to me because every individual is unique and should be treated as an individual by entering into each clients own world. The use of compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard are the core elements of treatment in my practice.
I specialize in psychotherapy with individuals of all ages with various mental health diagnoses and behavioral issues. I have extensive experience working with families and children and I also have a great interest in community development. Additionally, I run Anger management courses, Parenting courses and Coping skills courses for interested individuals and also for those who are mandated by the legal system to do so. I look forward to working with you.

As Christians we believe that Christ is the head of everything/ everyone/every family including what we do here, Once we remain faithful and believe, this too shall pass. "Prayer Is The Master Key" in the name of Christ. Amen!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Igbo


Licensing

LPC #37PC00562200 (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Apr 02, 2019 after counseling with Stella for 1 month

Dr. Diai is in tune with the Lord. I only had one session with her, but it helped me get over a mental block. I truly appreciated her wisdom and guidance. She is an excellent listener and speaks truth from God's Word to help you focus. She also provided excellent additional resources, such as worksheets and videos.

The ONLY drawback I experienced is Dr. Diai's accent. In person, it would not even have been an issue, but because our phone connection was not the greatest, it was a bit of a hindrance for me to overcome while trying to fully hear and understand what she was communicating.

Regardless of the potential accent barrier, I highly recommend Dr. Diai!

Written by S.T. on Nov 06, 2018 after counseling with Stella for 3 weeks

Dr. Diai does a great job at making sure she understands the specific issue at hand, when we talked she would ask questions to be sure she can understand what I’m thinking, so that she can give the best solution. The support and advice from talking to her has helped me solve the problems I went into counseling hoping to improve on.