Diana has over twenty years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups in hospital, clinical outpatient settings, private practice, employee assistance programs and community based counseling ministries. Besides being a seasoned therapist, Diana has held director and supervisory positions where she has trained and supervised mental health providers, addictions therapists, license-eligible counselors and graduate interns.
As a result of her extensive experience, specialized instruction in addictions and family systems and continual training, Diana makes available life-changing resources and evidence-based strategies to her clients. Diana’s primary approach to counseling is holistic and person centered, it addresses the emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of each client through an integration of complementary treatment approaches (Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior informed therapy). While Diana’s personal beliefs are based on Christian principles, she works successfully with clients of all faiths. Diana believes that addressing one’s spirituality and finding purpose is central in the healing process. Through the therapeutic relationship, Diana cultivates personal awareness and encourages clients to take responsibility for the desired life changes. Diana is dedicated to providing hope and leading clients to a place of healing and personal growth.
Diana received her Master of Social Work with a specialization in clinical counseling at Hunter College School of Social Work, City University of New York. Her post-graduate training in addictions was from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City. During her employment with Prince William Hospital, Manassas, Virginia, in the late 1980s, Diana received two years of family systems training. Diana’s supervisory preparation includes the NASW-VA Clinical Supervision Certification Program training.