Araceli Diaz, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)

Araceli Diaz, LPC

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Welcome! I am a bilingual and bicultural holistic oriented therapist certified in eco-therapy and Kundalini yoga. I specialize in helping clients to identify the roots of their issues and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma through a combination of somatic and talk therapy.

I believe we are all natural storytellers and my goal is to provide a safe and affirming space where you can speak your truth and explore your deep inner world with openness and compassion rather than fear or shame. As a culturally trained practitioner, I actively integrate a client’s cultural identity, history, and strengths into treatment. I prioritize looking at all parts of a person to discover the root of the issue while addressing the symptoms that led you to seek counseling in the first place through a combination of talk therapy & somatic practices.

Our bodies store traumatic experiences at a subconscious level which can have a deep impact on the way we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. As a holistically oriented therapist, I make sure that we are addressing different areas of your life in treatment such as ancestry, the inner child, the subconscious, the past, the body, the environment & the spiritual. Depending on your needs and goals we may incorporate yoga, journaling, guided and/or silent meditation, breathwork, interacting with Nature therapeutically, and/or other intuitive movement.

Healing does not happen in isolation. When we heal ourselves, we are also healing our communities, our ancestors, and our planet.

It would be an honor to join you on your wellness journey. I hope to connect with you soon!

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative And Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $175.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Self-Pay Only
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Counseling Psychology