About
River Oak Counseling

Mission

Our mission at River Oak Counseling is to provide compassion, hope, and healing

in a safe and supportive environment.

Vision

At River Oak Counseling, we work with individuals, couples, and families to help facilitate the positive changes that people can make in their lives. We love to watch people find and maintain joy and peace within themselves, and in relationships with others. We enjoy helping people learn and implement healthy coping skills for anxiety and depression, work through trauma, discover self-worth, increase self-confidence, increase effective communication skills, and take steps to create an overall improvement of their situation and current difficulties.

Diana Ballard, LCSW

Founder and clinical director of River Oak Counseling

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Diana has worked in the mental health and social work field for over 20 years. She has worked as a therapist, counseling individuals, couples, and families in private practice settings, for the past 10 years. Diana has extensive experience working with adults, teens, and children in therapeutic settings.

 

Diana is trained in several different therapeutic modalities, including: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma informed therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, play-therapy, teaching family model (TFM) parenting skills, Gottman relationship techniques (level 1 and  level 2 certified), motivational interviewing. Diana continues to participate in continuing education classes and trainings in the mental health field, to ensure that her clinical skills remain effective and relevant.​​

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)​

Master of Social Work (MSW) - University of Utah​

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Utah State University