Staff Spotlight, Diana G.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Diana G. (she/her). I am a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) with The Emily Program; I’ve been here for a little over a year and a half.
What does the role of a Behavioral Health Technician entail?
I enjoy being a BHT; it lets me get a taste of all the different roles! The day of a BHT is never boring and never the same. Each day presents new challenges and new experiences, which keep me on my toes. 🙂
One of our biggest roles is therapeutic meal support! During this time, we offer guided skills to help clients through a distressing time. BHTs are there for clients whenever they need us: to quickly check in and help process a situation, to manage urges to engage in disordered behaviors, or if they just want to chat. 🙂 I find working at the residential level of care rewarding because I get a chance to really get to know clients authentically rather than just knowing a client by their diagnosis. It’s incredible to see a client’s progress and growth throughout their stay!
In honor of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, what is one thing you wish everyone knew about eating disorders?
Everyone should know that eating disorders don’t discriminate. They affect people of all genders, sexualities, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, etc.
If you could do another job for just a day, what would it be?
I’d love to be a goat farmer in the Yukon for one day. I think it would be really nice to be around nature and return to my nomadic roots. 🙂
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
I love to explore the Twin Cities and play music with my friends!