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.
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
CA LMFT 131286
Dianna is amazing. We were matched within 24 hours of my joining BetterHelp, and I haven’t looked back. It will be bittersweet when I graduate from therapy as she has quickly become a close confidant. I trust her completely.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Dianna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
She’s wonderful. Kind, caring, and empathetic.
Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Dianna for 11 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is AMAZING! So insightful, kind, and respectful. Knowledgeable, patience, and open minded.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Dianna for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Dianna is amazing! Highly recommend.
Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Dianna for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dianna is one of the best therapists I’ve ever had. After ten months of working together I’m more thrilled than ever about the progress we’ve made, and amazed at her talent and skills as a therapist. I owe so much of my happiness to the work we’ve done.
Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Dianna for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
I feel very blessed to have been matched with Dianna! She's a very gifted therapist. I feel well supported by her during my current life challenges. Very pleased as well with the Better Help format. Thank you Dianna & BH!
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Dianna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse