As a certified bioenergetic therapist and IMAGO relationship therapist, I believe strongly in the connection between our mind, body, and emotions and that all three need attending to in order to facilitate healing and create lasting change. I believe growth and change occur best within the safety of an authentic relationship where there is mutual trust and respect. I am committed to providing high quality professional care in a safe, confidential and respectful environment where new ways of relating and being in the world can be explored and experienced leading to a person living a more authentic life. My goal is to help people feel more alive and experience more pleasure, joy and love in their lives.
- University of Nebraska
- Antioch University (Masters in Clinical Psychology)
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- IMAGO Relationship Institute
- United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
- Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
- International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
- Certified Bioenergetic Therapist
- IMAGO Relationship Therapist
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing (EMDR) Levels I & II
- CAMFT Approved Supervisor
Awards & Publications
- Presidential Who's Who 2009/2010
- Princeton Global Network: Certificate of Achievement 2010-2011
- The Heritage Who's Who 2012-2013
- Parker J. & Guest D. (1999) The Clinician’s Guide to 12-Step Programs: how, when and why to refer a client, Westport, CT: Auburn House.
- Parker J. & Guest D. (2001) “Individualized Alcohol/Other Drug Use Treatment: A Developmental Perspective” Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly vol. 16, 2, 75-84.
- Guest, D. (2002) “Supervision: a developmental perspective” The California Therapist, vol. 14, 1, 54-6.
- Guest, D & Parker, J. (2002) chp. Integration of Psychotherapy and 12-Step Programs in Sexual Addiction. In K. Adams & P. Carnes (Eds.), The Clinical Management of Sexual Addiction, Brunner-Routledge.
- Guest, D. & Parker J. (2003) “Individual sexual addiction treatment: a developmental approach” Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. vol. 10, 1, 1-12.
- Guest, D. & Scheferman, H. (2004) Where’s my real life? I know I put it somewhere! (self published)
- Guest, D. (2006) “Bioenergetics and a Paradoxical View of Sexuality: How Characterological Development is Related to Current Erotic Life” International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis Journal(Ed.), vol. 16, 87-101.
- Parker J. & Guest, D. (2008) “A Bioenergetic Characterological Model of Addiction” The European Journal of Bioenergetic Analysis and Psychotherapy (Ed.), vol. 4, 1, 32-53.
- Guest, D. & Parker, J. (2011) “The Use of Touch in Psychotherapy” The California Therapist, vol. 23, 2, 58-60.
- Guest, D., (2011), chp in He Said/She Said Book on AccessRx.com"></a>., e-book
N. S. (Verified Patient) Apr 06, 2015
Diana is one of the best therapists I've ever been to. She is so kind, warm and perceptive. I loved the bioenergetic work we did: so helpful. I'm just sorry she's moving into retirement.
D. K. (Verified Patient) Mar 06, 2015
there are truly no words to express the depth of the gratitude and love I feel for this woman who has helped me climb from the true broken state of a lost soul until finally, after years of very hard work and love and support I am starting to live a life that is happy and full of joy much of the time. challenges still knock me down but I know how to care for myself much better and am able to make my way through them rather than become overwhelmed and paralyzed by them. sometimes it takes longer, depending on how deep the wound, but the wounds are fewer and less painful and I have faith one day I will know real happiness. my angel on earth.
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