LCSW CounSELOR For youth & young adultS
Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present this month's featured Young Professional! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word: Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.
Kathy Diaz (M.L.A. and B.A., Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook; M.A., Social Work, Adelphi University), is a private practice LCSW therapist specializing in youth and young adult counseling. She began her career in 2009 at Kings County Hospital as a level one trauma emergency medicine LSW, where she assisted patients with social and medical issues in the Adult, Pediatric, and, Critical Care Units. In 2010, she co-initiated the hospital’s comprehensive injury prevention initiative which met both the needs of patients, family, and, friends as well as the ACS metrics for level one trauma hospitals. Kathy is also a trained Mental Health Disaster responder, an educator and advocate for adolescents and young adults, and a member of New York City Medical Corporation.
Given the current COVID 19 pandemic, Mrs. Diaz creates opportunity for her patients to speak about their general concerns as well as those specifically related to current events and COVID specifically.
Join the Conversation! In light of the current COVID-19 global health crisis, Kathy is working closely with Philo4Thought and several other organizations on a new series of advisory videos and podcasts designed to empower today's young professionals. We commend her and all those participating in this initiative for making this virtual instruction possible. Click here to learn more.
CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Kathy Diaz for sharing her story and experience with us!