Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Dianna Hart contracts with HMT to provide neurofeedback and counseling services at the Fredericksburg location. Dianna Hart is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive experience helping children, teens, adults, and families in social service and mental health settings. She is a compassionate and caring therapist committed to helping individuals fulfill their potential and break free from limitations created by stress and difficult life experiences or by developmental and physical challenges.
Dianna earned her BA in Sociology with a concentration in social work from Old Dominion University and a Master’s in Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She began her career working in child and family welfare services, including child protective services. After graduate school, Dianna worked with youth and their families at Prince William Community Services before joining a private practice in the Fredericksburg area. Dianna specializes in providing neurofeedback services, a cutting-edge intervention she has been practicing since 2005. She became Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2010.
She is also a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (www.isnr.org), whose mission is to promote excellence in clinical practice, educational applications, and research in applied neuroscience in order to better understand and enhance brain function. Neurofeedback is also called EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy. It has been found to be a beneficial intervention for stress management and relaxation as well as many symptoms of ADHD, high-functioning autism, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), insomnia, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, and many other conditions. Neurofeedback focuses on optimizing brain functioning by teaching the brain to better self-regulate and function more efficiently and effectively. It has also been used to enhance cognitive and athletic performance by reducing anxiety, managing stress, and improving focus and attention.
Dianna is also a skilled psychotherapist using a strengths-based approach that uses a person’s self-determination and strengths — and finds the personal resources and resiliency inherent in all of us. She practices cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing techniques, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, stress management and relaxation, and other specialized interventions appropriate for unique needs and circumstances. Research tells us that a good relationship between therapist and client is vital to successful outcomes no matter what therapeutic modality is used.
Dianna provides a warm, accepting alliance to those who seek her assistance and views the change process as a collaborative partnership. She values each individual she meets and honors his or her experiences and strengths. She wants to be a partner on your journey of self-discovery and recovery.