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Specializing in family systems counseling, teens and their adults, mindful self-compassion and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dianah also counsels couples and families through a variety of life-stages, helping them find well-being in their changing roles. Dedicated to working through the entire therapeutic process with you and those you love, Dianah creates a time and place for couples and families to explore their challenges and find acceptance, appreciation and gratitude for each family member. She believes that acceptance in the face of struggle and transformation is the first step for change and healing. She offers clear and compassionate support so that you may become gentle, kind witnesses of yourselves and others.
Dianah’s primary therapeutic modality is narrative therapy, and she integrates the principles and practice of mindful self-compassion in her counseling. Dianah is also an EMDRIA trained practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), working with clients who currently have disturbance or trauma from events in the recent or distant past.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, Dianah worked as an assistant professor of French Studies at the University of Washington and as a French and English high school teacher at West Sound Academy. Her long-time passion for teaching literature brings her insight into the stories that inform the human longing for expression and connection with others. Fluent in French and knowledgeable about the importance of cultural and institutional influences, Dianah views therapy as transformative for individuals, families and communities.