Diana Edds holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (Intermediate Year), and an Enneagram Institute® certification student who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by addiction and/or trauma. She has facilitated experiential groups for teens, adults, and families focusing on addiction recovery, recognizing and healing from trauma, nonviolent communication, boundaries, individual/family development, spirituality, parenting, emotional intelligence, and sexuality. In addition, she has facilitated psychodrama and experiential therapy groups for adults in inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers. Diana currently works in private practice, facilitates a family weekend program, and leads therapy groups in an outpatient clinical setting.
Diana has worked with Phoenix House in Carlsbad, CA serving teenagers and their families as an individual/family therapist and group facilitator, and most recently, was the Lead Therapist and Clinical Director for a residential treatment facility in San Elijo Hills, CA. For over a decade she volunteered with teens and adults as a speaker, teacher, mentor, and group leader dealing with issues ranging from childhood trauma, spirituality, family dynamics, conflict strategies, generational poverty, and healthy coping skills. Additionally, she volunteered at a local clinic in El Cajon, CA as a non-professional counselor and advocate for women experiencing stress and/or trauma from life situations related to miscarriage, pregnancy options, abuse, and parenting.
Diana’s therapy lens focuses on strengths and resilience while using experiential therapy and somatic experiencing to bring about the desired change.