Diana L. Saunders, MA, LPC, BCC is a licensed professional counselor and board certified coach specializing in family therapy and life coaching for kids, teens and adults, and maintains a private practice in Longmont, Colorado. Diana graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver, with a degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education.
Diana has served the Longmont/Boulder/Denver area as a life coach and a licensed professional counselor for over a decade. Her areas of specialty include working with: family issues; families of divorce; blended families; children of divorce; sensitive children, teens, and adults; individuals with trauma issues; and individuals with mood issues including: anger, anxiety, depression, grief, co-dependence, stress, and self-worth. Diana is certified as a coach, and particularly enjoys providing life skills coaching to teens and children, and parent coaching to adults.
Prior to counseling, Diana spent over twenty years in the business world and eventually owned and operated two successful business ventures, one being a life coaching business. Diana’s work with individuals in this capacity fueled her desire to enter graduate school to become a psychotherapist. Her decade as a single mother truly confirmed her desire to work in an official capacity with others to assist them in overcoming personal obstacles and achieving goals and long held dreams.
“I believe in working together with the energetic body systems to understand the messages being conveyed including: emotional, intellectual, behavioral, physiological and spiritual systems within a person. It is also important to understand the social and trans-personal aspects surrounding the client. These individual aspects are explored within a perspective of human development in which each phase of life can be examined for heightened developmental tasks, need sensitivities, crises, and opportunities for new learning.
I also take into account many views of human functioning. This means I may draw from differing theoretical viewpoints such as psychodynamic, client-centered, behaviorist, cognitive, family therapy, existential, narrative, psychoanalytic self-psychology, and transpersonal psychotherapy, all within a dynamic systems perspective. Each theory provides a unique explanation of behavior and each is enhanced when selectively integrated with other aspects within my approach.”
University of Colorado – Denver
MA – Counseling Psychology & Counselor Education
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified Coach
Certified Anger Management Instructor
EMDR Level II Provider
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Longmont Area Psychotherapists’ Network
Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee
Boulder Psychotherapeutic Institute