with Dr. Diane
It’s called insanity when you keep doing the same thing but expect different results. The problem is you can’t see your own blind spots because you’ve always been this way. This is where I come in. If you live in California, we can meet virtually for therapy. If you’re not in California no worries, I’ve got an online course for you that can change your love life forever. See my course offerings.
Having worked in the field of psychology for over 20 years. My specialties include the following:
- Anxiety, OCD, PTSD & Phobias
- Eating Disorders
- Complex Trauma
- Sleep Disorders
I will work collaboratively with you to better understand your issues. Your treatment plan will be personalized, and I use empirically validated approaches when possible.
Find out how you love, take my Love Styles Quiz.
If you are single and looking to change your situation you might consider ‘date therapy.’ It’s a deep dive into understanding how you became the person you are today based upon your family. Once you know your Love Style then you know which blind spots you need to address.
Together once we figure out what’s working or isn’t, I can recommend steps to change. Do you need a new online dating profile? I can help with that. Do you need a plan for how to meet people or get second dates? I have a comprehensive process how to give you the skills you need to get the type of relationship you crave. Email me to inquire about the process.
Couples are my specialty. When I help a couple get Back To the Love that they first had I consider it a success.
I ask couples to sit across from their partner, to look eye to eye, face to face to connect. My goal for couples is:
- create a secure relationship
- learn how to soothe each other and repair conflict
- meet individual needs
- how to have each other’s back
It’s Ok, if you don’t know what a healthy relationship looks like. I use Attachment Science to guide my work with couples, I also use emotion focused therapy to help you have more satisfying conversations. I want to help you be more curious and less furious with each other.
What I’ve learned working with couples for the past twenty years is how quickly the process can work. I’ve helped many people on the brink of divorce do a 180 after a few sessions. For other couples, it will take much longer. Often when mistrust or betrayal has happened, the work is painful because we are uncovering old wounds. But when done with an expert you can reveal a new relationship that is better than the original one.
The goal of therapy is to move towards becoming a more secure relationship, who doesn’t want that? A secure relationship feels safe, loving and you feel comforted and understood.
Creating a secure relationship is well worth the effort it takes. Imagine having the type of relationship you’ve always dreamed o
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