Growing up during the civil war in former Yugoslavia, Diana understands the complexities of identity and trauma. After immigrating to the US, she obtained two B. A. degrees with highest honors. She holds a Master’s degree in mental health counseling and an advanced degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University. Through her lens of literature and writing, she sees everyone’s life story as a unique narrative which can evolve to match one’s ideal experience and self.
Her years of experience in crisis management as a crisis counselor, trainer and supervisor, and her experience in assertive behavioral health treatment of substance use, addiction, and chronic mental illness have equipped her with the skills to help her clients effectively manage life crises, relapses, transitions and struggles.
Diana is passionate about helping clients deal with their traumas in search of a more complete and fulfilling life. Having immigrated to the U.S twenty years ago, she is keenly attuned to issues of immigration, acculturation and navigating multiple cultures while adjusting to a new life.
Approach & Values
Diana’s experiences have contributed to her philosophy that stepping out of our comfort zones is crucial to pursuing our passions and creating a meaningful life. Using an integrative approach comprised of psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy, she tailors treatment to help clients work through the fears and issues that hold them back in their careers, relationships, families, and other areas of their life.
Diana works collaboratively to identify patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and communicating that no longer work and to replace them with healthier patterns. She helps clients resolve their past traumas in order to build resiliency and accomplish the changes they desire to create a life they envision.
- Anxiety, panic, depression
- Substance use and addiction
- Couples, marriage and family counseling
- Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors
- Crisis management
- Trauma, PTSD, acute stress
- Personality disorders
- Partners of persons with narcissistic, antisocial, and borderline personality disorder
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