M. Diana Schroer, PhD, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. She received her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Illinois in Springfield in 2000 and her Doctorate degree from Walden University in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2014. With over 20 years’ experience working with children and families. Diana has been working with children and families since 1993 specializing in areas related to emotional and behavioral development, trauma, attachment, and grief and loss. Diana is a member of the American Psychology Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Illinois Counseling Association (ICA), and several other professional organizations and divisions. She has served as the ICA’s Illinois Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (IAARC) division for the last 6 years.
Dr. Diana Schroer, LCPC completed her Doctorate Dissertation in November of 2014 based on Grounded Theory, qualitative research. Her Dissertation research was on nonoffending caregiver’s experiences after disclosure of child sexual abuse. This research resulted in the Emotional Reactive Experience theory. Dr. Schroer, LCPC received the Illinois Association of Research in Counseling President’s Award in 2015.
Areas of training and certification include EMDR, Play/Sand Tray Therapy, Why Try, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT therapy, Conscious Discipline, TheraPlay, and Infant Mental health. Dr. Schroer, LCPC has presented information on various topics for several organizations related to families and children such as: Developmental Stages and Contextual Approaches, Building Relationships, Social/Emotional Development, Trauma Effects and Intervention Techniques, Autism and Parenting from Early Childhood to Teenagers. Dr. Diana Schroer, LCPC participated in Illinois based consultation research projects involving After School programs and Infant Mental Health.
The theoretical orientation that best describes Diana’s beliefs, values, and worldview is integrative. Integrative theoretical orientation implies that approaches to counseling, supervision, and as an educator are diverse counseling theories and interventions. Theories and approaches Diana adheres to come from the behavioral, humanistic, and feminism schools of thought promoting equality for men and women.
Dr. Schroer, LCPC enjoys teaching, reading mysteries, spending time with her family, and learning! She volunteers her time with various organizations providing counseling and parenting for children and families. She believes that every family and child she has provided counseling services to have taught her something and each child and family are unique.