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Diane Salka, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Congratulations on your decision to grow and excel. Whether your challenges are individual, interpersonal, or professional, I am here to help. I have extensive experience and education to help you on YOUR journey. Together, we will move the obstacles in your life so you can move forward to find peace, fulfillment, and achievement.

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who chose this profession after a successful career in the business world due to my own desire to learn how to create a better life/work balance and to grow personally and to have more fulfilling relationships. I have extensive experience in treating mood disorders (specifically depression and anxiety, including bipolar, social anxiety, and panic attacks); personality disorders (specifically attachment , narcissistic, and codependent); and addiction (drug, alcohol, porn, and cyber); and professional interpersonal conflict and personal relationship difficulties. As a former entrepreneur, I also enjoy providing Career, Life/Balance, and Leadership Coaching.

My therapeutic approach is ultimately Solution-focused, using Humanistic, CBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) specifically), Narrative, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Effective Communication skills and Emotionally-Focused Therapy to help you navigate your own life's challenges and overcome obstacles that are preventing you from living your most joyous and fulfilling life.

I will encourage you to set your own goals and to discover and grow at your own pace to ensure that our sessions are enjoyable and rewarding. If I can be happy about one thing about getting older, it would have to be the varied and extensive experience (professional and personal) I have gained throughout life that extends well beyond my education alone. Those experiences allow me to approach your challenges with a combination of understanding, compassion, and wisdom together with formal education and training to provide superb therapeutic results.

You can do this - I can help.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 104819