Hi, my name is Diana. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I graduated from Pepperdine University in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. My hope is for you to use therapy as a platform to explore emotionally charged topics, past resentments, and future goals in order to create a strong, loving relationship with yourself. I’m here to encourage your progress and provide support as you continue along on your journey.
I provide a safe space where we can work as a collaborative team. I’m certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and work from an integrative framework, combining mindfulness, somatic work, and attachment-based approaches.
I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, personality disorders, and attachment issues. I have assessed and treated other issues such as PTSD, OCD, and anxiety disorders.
My communication style
In the session, I’m right there with you, walking alongside and bearing witness to your experience. I’m present and supportive. I allow space for my client and encourage deeper processes when the client is ready.
My journey to therapy
Through my clinical practice and personal journey, I gained the knowledge and skills necessary to understand we all have experiences that shape and change us. We can heal the damage from previous relationships and reestablish trust for the self through a safe therapeutic alliance. This relationship warmly invites exploration, acceptance, and release to occur through the open expression of innate needs to a secure attachment figure. I encourage you to reach out if my approach feels like a good fit.
My goals for you
Therapy works because of the connection between the client and therapist. I take a comprehensive approach to therapy by assessing your initial needs and offering structured support so we can work towards co-created goals.
My first session with you
In the first session, I focus on building trust, safety, and establishing a strong therapeutic alliance. I offer empathy, understanding, and acceptance and allow for open exploration of relevant past history and assessment of current symptoms.