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About Diana

I am a Registered Drama Therapist (#659) and Mental Health Consultant. I graduated with a Masters of Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Drama Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. I have experience working at a Counselling Enriched Educational Program (CEEP), Family Engagement Program and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Clinic where I have developed essential skills to offer the most effective and caring therapeutic experience in a safe and affirming environment. In order to ensure the most current, ethical and effective therapeutic approaches for my clients, I attend ongoing trainings and remain active in the field of psychology. 

The skillful use of drama and the expressive arts in individual, couples, and group therapy is an effective, empowering method for problem-solving. While playful and often fun, it sparks insight — promoting ease, growth and well-being.

Languages: 

  • English

  • Cantonese

  • Mandarin

Education: 

California Institute of Integral Studies
- M.A. in Counseling Psychology with concentration in Drama Therapy; 2016.
University of Toronto, Canada
- Double B.S. Psychology & Drama; 2008.

I have attended many clinical trainings including:

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • Family and Couples Therapy: Action Oriented Approaches

  • Drama Therapy Process and Technique

  • Attachment Theory with Adults

  • Trauma and Resilience: Embodied Approaches to Treatment

  • Crisis and Trauma Counseling

  • Multicultural Counseling and Family

  • Relational Psychotherapy

  • Understanding & Treating ASD

  • Human Sexuality

  • Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Counseling

  • Sand Tray Therapy

  • Child Centered Play Therapy

  • Trauma and Attachment with Children

  • Vicarious Trauma

  • Psychodrama

  • Drama Therapy and Social Change

  • Developmental Transformation Approach


Affiliations:
CAMFT California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
NADTA North American Drama Therapy Association