Meet Diana, AMFT
“My work as a therapist revolves around safety and growth. Research continues to show that the most important factor in successful therapy is a quality alliance between the therapist and the client. My passion is to establish a strong, safe alliance with you and to be your ally in finding and activating your innate strength, wisdom, and passion. I will also encourage an exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and hopes.”
Educational and Professional Summary
Diana Northness is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #110394), supervised by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Camille Johnson (LMFT #81572) in private practice in San Luis Obispo. She received her Masters of Sciences in Clinical Psychology from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo in June, 2018. She previously received her Bachelors of Arts in International Business with a Minor in Francophone studies from Santa Clara University in 2009.
Diana has worked in a variety of settings within the human services field including as a case manager, coordinator, school counselor, and therapist. She has worked with toddlers and children, adolescents, adults, couples, and parents in their efforts to reclaim their joy, peace, and passion in life. Diana has experience providing individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and play therapy.
Diana currently offers individual therapy and couples therapy for adults and adolescents. She also provides play therapy for children between the ages of 4-12.
Her approach is fundamentally psychodynamic and trauma-focused while being informed by attachment theory, gestalt theory, systems theory, existential, and Dialectical behavioral theory.
In her free time, Diana enjoys family time, running, yoga, mountain biking, cooking and eating vegan food, wine, tea, and reading. She also enjoys exploring new places with her husband and camping with friends. She is also passionate about practicing meditation and mindfulness.