Hello! I have over 25 years of experience as a social worker and since 2005 I have worked with adults who suffer with depression, bi-polar and schizophrenia. I strongly believe in a person's ability to change and if you are reading this, you have already made the first step. In a therapeutic relationship, rapport building, compassion and sensitivity are my strengths. We will work at your pace; however if a teachable moment appears, I will help you to learn and gain insight from it. A narrative approach and solution focus are modalities I prefer. Other work experience includes alcohol and drug abuse, codependence and trauma. There are many obstacles in life and there are also many opportunities for change. If you are ready to take time for you and work with a therapist I hope you will consider me.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2008005293
I have been very pleased with my experience with this therapist!
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Diane has been a god-send. Thank you!
Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
Diane did an amazing job talking through my anxiety and problems I was dealing with, while also giving me strategies to cope. She made me feel safe and welcome. I highly recommend her to anyone going through anxiety.
Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Very experienced therapist.
Written on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Thank you! In just a few short weeks I’ve learned to deal with emotions and love myself even more
Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes