Diana Chen, BS

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

(408) 214-3298
Supervised by Margaret Bennett Grieg, LMFT 8364

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Education:
M.A. in Counseling concentrating in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling – Palo Alto University
B.S. in International Studies, Minor in Chinese – University of Oregon

Areas of Focus:
Spirituality
Life transitions
Multicultural identity
Cross-cultural issues
Crisis
Trauma
Anxiety
Depression
Relationships
Life balance
Communication

Trainings:
Crisis and Trauma counseling
Child and Adolescent counseling (including child abuse)
Addictions counseling
Multicultural counseling; Cultural Competency training including Culturally Respectful and Relevant Services
Applied Behavior Analysis behavioral therapy for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Memberships:
American Counseling Association
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling

Diana is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) trainee studying at Palo Alto University. She received her undergraduate degree in International Studies, specializing in Cross cultural Communications and Ethnic Indigenous Identity and minored in Chinese from the University of Oregon. After graduating, she then worked in different educational settings, including international and bilingual schools in Beijing and non-profit organizations and clinics in the Bay Area to support children and adolescents with educational and language support. During her time as a teacher, she has worked with diverse populations of children, teens, parents, and adults from all walks of life. After returning to the U.S. to pursue her M.A. in Counseling, she started working in the healthcare field because of her passion for mental health care, including working with children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, depression, trauma, and crisis.
As a MFT trainee, she strives to provide holistic psychological services which promote individual growth, psychological health, and spiritual wellness. She understands that each client is a unique individual influenced by his or her culture, family, values and beliefs, and personal identity, and strives to honor and respect the uniqueness of each person. Psychological treatment starts with clearly understanding and identifying the person’s goals and creating open and honest communication about how to achieve those goals. In her work, she seeks to alleviate psychological suffering in clients, promote a positive sense of self and self-esteem, lessen the experience of anxiety and worry, help clients nurture and discover ways to enjoy and make the most of their lives, engage in healthy behaviors, and increase clients’ sense of meaning and purpose in life.