Dianna holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University at Sacramento and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. She served as a research assistant at San Diego State University before shifting her focus to working directly with youth in a clinical setting. Her experience in an inpatient psychiatric hospital is where she developed her passion for serving teens and their families. In addition to her experience providing individual and family therapy in a residential treatment setting for youth struggling with severe depression, trauma, and family and psychosocial issues, Dianna is a skilled administrator who has trained graduate students in clinical assessments and therapeutic protocols for in-patient mental health care.
Dianna believes in a strength-based and holistic approach to treatment. She believes whole-heartedly in the healing nature of human connection and the importance of teens being seen and valued for who they really are. She employs a range of therapeutic approaches and combines them in a way intended to honor the unique experiences and self-discovery of each teen. Dianna strives to create an authentic and healing connection with the youth in her care.