Specialties

Depression, Anxiety, Covid-19 Lifestyle Adaptations, Couples, Relationships, Divorce Issues, Faith-based Therapy, Life Transitions, Pain Issues, Grief & Loss, Women's Issues, Men's Issues, Parenting, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Life transitions, Hypnosis, NLP, Meditation, Mindfulness

Dr. Diane Dunne, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who has worked with individuals, couples and groups for over 29 years! Her passion for serving others and her positiveness has enabled

her to provide care to a diverse population of patients.

Being a psychologist is her passion because she feels a deep caring and compassion for others, "Walk a mile in another man's (woman's) moccasins...", conveys the empathy that she

feels as her patients share their lives and their issues with her.


Many patients have told her that they were comforted by the ease with which they were able to share their history, their backgrounds and their goals with her. A large number have said that they felt comfortable and safe right from the beginning of therapy. Many others have told her that they have enjoyed her laughter and fun-loving nature as they have explored their issues with her.


As a Clinical Psychologist, she has provided care to couples, individuals, college students and professionals in a diverse set of clinical settings. She has provided inpatient and outpatient

treatment, couples therapy, divorce therapy, health-focused treatment, treatment for co-dependency issues, life changes, women's and men's issues, aging/geriatrics, pain

assessments and treatment, spiritually-focused treatment, career and professional goals assistance, personality assessment, grief and loss therapy and assistance with aging family members.


During her internship, she trained for 3 years under the supervision of a team of psychiatrists and psychologists in a large neuropsychiatric hospital so she is well versed in recognizing and treating a large number of psychiatric issues.


Within the schools and in clinical practice, she has helped many parents develop a consistent and positive approach to discipline with their children. Her background includes being a

Life-Credentialed Teacher, School Counselor, School Administrator, County Administrator and Adjunct University Professor at three campuses within the California State University System.  She taught and supervised counselors and school psychology interns and assisted them in how

to become well-respected professionals.


During the Covid-19 Virus, she has assisted people of all ages to make the necessary changes in their lives to adapt to their circumstances and move forward. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy,

Emotionally Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Medical Hypnosis, Indirect Hypnosis, Meditation, Mindfulness, Progressive Relaxation and various other evidence-based therapeutic approaches to assist her patients to exceed their personal goals.


She has worked with patients struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addictive disorders, relationship issues, communication difficulties, low self-esteem, perfectionism, obsessive compulsive disorder, men’s and women’s issues, pre and post-partum depression, pain and medical issues, co-occurring disorders, negative behaviors in addition to many others. Her expertise involves utilizing short term, evidenced-based treatment modalities to explore and

address your issues. 


She will develop an optimal treatment plan together with clearly defined goals and objectives that will be discussed at ongoing follow-up sessions in order to assist you

in reaching your dreams and goals!

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Dr. Diane Dunne, Ph.D.

Dr. Diane Dunne, Ph.D.

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