Diana earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a certification in gerontology. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1995. Diana has 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and has been in private practice in the Knoxville area for 16 of those years. Her practice has taken her into hospitals, intensive outpatient settings, outpatient clinics, primary care offices, home health and hospice. She enjoys working with a diverse group of adults, who desire a better state of mental health, a life of contentment and to experience fulfilling relationships. Diana sees the therapeutic process as a partnership and values respect and a non-judgmental, safe environment. Her therapeutic approach comes from a love of education and hopes to teach clients skills they can use to navigate the twists and turns of life.
Over the years, Diana has worked with persons experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD, grief in many forms, adjustment to physical conditions and terminal illness, relationships issues, boundary difficulties, co-dependency, caregiver stress, self-esteem issues, abuse and religious trauma. She enjoys working with all adults, ages 18 and older and specializes in issues of adult life transitions. Diana also has specialized training to work with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers, and with those dealing with cancer and their loved ones.
Diana utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Diana is an LGBTQI+ ally and celebrates racial, cultural, and spiritual diversity.