About-Diana

ABOUT DIANA GARBER

Diana-Garber-TherapistI am a licensed clinical social worker specialized in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who are dealing with life stressors including depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems.

I graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism and Psychology and from Brooklyn Law School before completing a Masters in Social Work at UCLA. Prior to completing my MSW, I worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases from arraignment to trial.

I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in different community mental health settings and provided individual, couple, group and family therapy to those struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity issues, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, negative parental relationships, domestic violence, grief and the impact of childhood abuse.  I also specialize in working with those with chronic illness and how they deal with their illness and have a fulfilling professional and personal life.

As a therapist, I worked at La Ventana Eating Disorder Treatment Center as a Primary Therapist where I provided therapy to adolescents and adults who suffered from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, over-eating, body dysmorphic disorder and orthorexia. I provided individual, group and family therapy to my clients and helped them develop healthy coping mechanisms in order to let go of their eating disorder and explore the origins of their struggles with food.

I am well-versed in attachment-based and modern psychoanalytic theories including Intersubjective Theory and Relational Theory and am involved in multiple organizations that utilize these approaches. I am also trained in evidenced-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and utilize their theories and techniques when working with clients. I am currently a member of the membership committee of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP). I have also trained at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles where I have been supervised by training analysts from the Institute.