About  Me

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  Photo courtesy of Ariana Pasin Photography

Photo courtesy of Ariana Pasin Photography

Hi, I'm Diana.

Before describing my academic credentials, I want you to get to know me as a fellow human who wants to walk with you through this journey of discovery and growth. Why does this matter? During our work together, I’m asking you to become vulnerable and share some of your deepest stories and emotions with me in order to help you work through the issue(s) that landed you on my couch.

Part of this work is that you grow to trust me and trust must be earned; this is my chance to start working on earning that from you. I hold a non-judgmental, compassionate, and sex-positive approach for my clients first and foremost.

I often am asked how I landed in the field of relationship counselling and sex therapy, so let me walk you through my journey. Sexuality has always been my passion. As a person who feels incredibly comfortable and open to having these conversations, I’ve experienced, first-hand, how our society views and discusses topics around sex and sexuality, particularly in relationships. I hear the shame, guilt, embarrassment, and discomfort daily from clients just like you. You should be able to ask the questions that are on your mind about sex and about your relationship and get an open and honest answer without any judgement and be welcomed with genuine interest and curiosity. I want to help spread the sexual positivity that I experience to as many people as I can, including you.

I believe that all of us are striving to find connection and safety with ourselves and others. It takes great authenticity and vulnerability to do this and I am honoured to be a part of my clients’ journeys and to create space for you to do this, especially around sexuality which has a huge impact on our lives. My goal is to help people just like you develop healthy relationships with their partners, their families, and most importantly, themselves.

Who am I outside of my role as a therapist? I am a daughter, a sister, and pet owner to a wonderful and funny cat, Milo. Some interests and activities I enjoy are hiking, being near the water and beach, spending time with friends and family, and watching movies. One of my favourite things to do when I’m not working with my clients is to bake sweet treats; I get to both create new recipes and bring out my creative side but also unwind doing something that I love.

My pronouns are she/her.


Approaches in Therapy

Emotion-focused Therapy | Person-centered Therapy | Solution-focused Therapy Somatic approaches | Sex Therapy | Mindfulness |   Trauma-informed therapy

Professional Licensure & Degrees

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #16008), BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

  • Masters of Counselling Psychology, Adler University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of British Columbia

 

Professional Trainings & Experience

  • Certificate in Holistic Sex Therapy, Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I Training, The Gottman Institute

  • Treating Affairs and Trauma, The Gottman Institute

  • Somatics in Complex Trauma, Justice Institute of British Columbia

  • Healing Trauma Level I, Mindfulness-based Somatic Therapy

  • Program Researcher, Westland Academy for Clinical Sex Therapy

  • Abuse Counsellor with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Abbotsford Community Services

  • Individual and Couples Counsellor, Moving Forward Family Services

  • Contraceptive Counsellor, Options for Sexual Health

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Contact Me

Contact me today for a 15-minute free phone consultation to see if I’m the right person for you. You can call my office or send me a message here: