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Dianna Privitt, LMFT

Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief
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About me

I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LMFT 131286


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dianna Privitt. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

(I previously provided a review and I still hold Dianna in the highest regard - she is wonderful in all ways. )

Written on May 27, 2024 after therapy with Dianna for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Dianna is one of the kindest, compassionate, patient and wise women I have had the pleasure of meeting. She was encouraging, and patient, and could also lovingly challenge me in areas that I could grow in. With still a high level of professionalism, in a unique way, she's become not only a mentor, but a friend.

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Dianna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dianna is such a great listener, tough love advisor, and partner on my wellness journey. She responds to all my messages, encourages me to try new methods and mindsets, and we even are able to be light-hearted about some pretty heavy stuff. I am so lucky I found her and can't even quantify how much better she makes my self-esteem, stress, life and relationships!

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Dianna for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

I am very surprised at how easy it is to use the BetterHelp counseling service. Dianna Privitt is the therapist for me, she is amazingly insightful and on point, and I feel very safe and supported.

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Dianna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I swear, Dianna is heaven-sent. I feel heard, seen, and understood by Dianna. I feel like our sessions have constructive dialogue that helps me to grow in ways I had never imagined I could. It has not even been a year yet, but I have made so much progress with her. I feel super grateful to have Dianna as a therapist

Written on Feb 03, 2024 after therapy with Dianna for 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dianna is kind, caring, supportive, respectful, and knowledgable. She has excellent recall of things I’ve told her before and I feel like each session gets more valuable the more she gets to know me, my story, and my perspective. She challenges me in all the right ways without ever making me feel misunderstood or invalidated.

I sometimes go into these sessions not knowing what to talk about, convinced that I’m fine and everything is normal. But that never lasts. Dianna is skilled at making a deep and profound conversation out of anything. Nothing is ever just a simple check in. And I love that. As someone who has a hard time making myself the center of attention, I appreciate a therapist that knows how to gently encourage me to open up and take that space. These sessions are making me a better person. Highly recommended.

Written on Feb 03, 2024 after therapy with Dianna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue