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Emma Diaz

Postdoctoral Fellow


My primary goal is to make sure clients feel heard, respected, and empowered during our sessions. I work with my clients to develop self-compassion and challenge themselves, so that they can meet their goals and develop meaningful connections with others.

Emma is a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt’s University Counseling Center.  She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Emma has worked with in a range of settings and has a passion for working with college students.  Emma currently provides individual and group services.  She uses an integrative approach that fosters client empowerment, emotional awareness, and personal insight.  Emma works to respect and acknowledge her clients’ individual and cultural differences in her work.  She has specialized training in clinical hypnosis and EMDR.  Her clinical interests include trauma focused care, anxiety, eating disorders, and family of origin concerns.  In her free time, Emma can be found at the local bookstore, walking her dog, or watching live music.