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Diana Dykyj


Diana (she/her) is a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to her formal art therapy training, she has lived experience in using art and creativity in her healing. As an Art Therapist, she brings her expertise and passion for the arts to her therapeutic practice so she can support folks in connecting to their own natural creativity in their healing journey.

Diana informs her approach with a neurobiological lens by offering creative approaches designed to access the brain-body connection in a way that is inaccessible by talk therapy alone. Art therapy sessions are collaborative in nature and personalized for each individual to support each client's unique situation and therapeutic needs. With additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Diana creatively integrates these evidence-based approaches into art therapy sessions to support processing trauma and building effective skills to navigate life’s challenges. She's been a practicing Art Therapist since 2013 and has witnessed art therapy enrich the lives of folks of all ages, leading to greater personal insight, relational awareness, and connection. She has extensive experience helping people heal from trauma and navigating the impacts on mood, relationships, and overall well-being.


In her time out of the office, Diana enjoys making art, gardening, exploring the natural world, and making pierogi.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Visual Art - University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee

Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling - Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleLicense #: LPC.0016545ATR-BC Certification #: 15-364

Cultural Resume

• I am a proud grandchild to Ukrainian and Russian refugees.

• I speak English and grew up in a bilingual home. The language was lost within my generation and often led to mixed messages between cultural pride and cultural assimilation.

• I grew up in a white working-class family with connections to Catholicism.

• Mental health and substance use issues run in my family, though it is often not discussed and seeking help is stigmatized.

• Negative societal influences in and on my upbringing included racism, sexism, heterosexism, and fatphobia. I have been and continue to do unlearning around these areas.

• My body size has fluctuated throughout my life span, creating periods of time in which I have experienced size-based bias and thin privilege.

• My privilege includes being white, able-bodied, cisgender, heterosexual, educated, English-speaking, and a citizen.