Welcome to my practice of psychotherapy and consultation.
As a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience, I know the difficulties that we face in our lives, especially in 2020 with the combination of different global and societal events that challenge our ability to cope. Our present and past circumstances often lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts and more. I work with individuals to develop ways to both manage these symptoms and to grow in self-understanding which helps change the patterns that may have served us in the past but have become maladaptive.
As a teacher, workshop leader and consultant, I contribute to the professional growth of clinicians at all stages of development. My book guides new and experienced therapists through the many phases of psychotherapy with a variety of clients, and my training and consultation practice involves working with therapists in individual practice and organizations to manage their most challenging dilemmas.
About Diane Suffridge
I am a licensed psychologist with over 30 years experience training clinicians who are entering the field of psychotherapy, mental health or behavioral health. I offer comprehensive training and consultation to agencies and their supervisors who work with clinicians in practicum, field placement or post-graduate training.
My theoretical orientation is integrative. I use a contemporary psychodynamic foundation because it encompasses the breadth and depth of understanding of all aspects of the human condition. I integrate this conceptual base with techniques and strategies from cognitive-behavioral, family systems, mindfulness, and problem-solving approaches.