Leadership Team

Diana Cardona, LMHC

Clinical Director
Behavioral Health Services
Kin Support Program

 Diana Cardona is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over eight years of experience in the Mental Health field. Diana has experience providing therapeutic services in community mental health centers. Prior to this experience, she was a research assistant at the Center for Children and Families for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Florida International University. During this time, she assisted with presentations to help educate the parents on ADHD and ways to better cope with their child’s symptoms and difficulties. 

In 2015, Diana began working with adults who struggled with substance abuse, trauma, and severe mental health disorders along with co-occurring disorders. In 2018, Diana was overseeing day to day operations of residential treatment program for adult female survivors who have been labored and sexually trafficked globally. 

She has experience in supervising and providing consultations to other team members when necessary, including program therapists, clinical case manager, resident assistants, and clinical interns. Her experience includes educating staff and students in diagnosing, developing treatment plans, and crisis interventions. 

Diana is now the Clinical Director of Families First’s Behavioral Health Services and Kinship Support Program. She is also an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College in the Human Services department. Diana is extremely passionate about her work, and she aims to be a beacon of hope for individuals in need of encouragement and advisement. She is an advocate for clients to receive suitable treatment in clinical and school settings while assisting the communities in finding alternative methods and approaches for those who are underserved and underprivileged. 

Diana received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice and a Master of Science in Counselor Education-Mental Health from Florida International University. During her time at the university, she was a member of the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International.