I welcome you to my Therapy and Wellness Coaching Services site. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #96808) working in private practice in the beautiful city of Newport Beach, California. I possess a Master of Science degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California State University, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The majority of my clinical training before becoming a licensed therapist was focused on working with at-risk populations, trauma survivors, and crisis management in both public agencies and private practice settings.
I have a deep love for helping people through the unlimited possibilities of human connection. My work focuses on helping people through guiding them in finding their own answers. I believe that everyone has this ability and the potential to meet their goals to ultimately achieve happiness and wholeness. I employ my interpersonal, theoretical, and applied skills to build conducive connections with individuals, couples, and families. My experience includes working with a variety of issues such as depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma. Some of my areas of focus are working with relationship difficulties, grief and loss, personal growth, career, life transitions, LGBTQ issues, self-esteem issues, healing from trauma, support for families of individuals with special needs, and behavioral problems in children and teens. Moreover, I have experience in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and behavior modification therapy with children and adults with special needs. Along with my professional experience, my ability to be empathic, open-minded, and culturally sensitive allows me to make meaningful connections.
Aside of what I do as my career of choice, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I also tend to be a mover and enjoy relaxing walks, stretching exercises, and an unstructured combination of weight lifting and some cardio.
Looking forward to helping you on your journey!
Diana “Dee” Duran, MS, LMFT #96808
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Professional Associations: Member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)