Diana E. Sjostrom, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist #LMFT 8864

About Me

Professional Experience

Education and training

License And Membership

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About Me:

I have 32 years experience in private practice treating people struggling with depression, anxiety and stress related illnesses. I also have been counseling couples, families and pre-marital relationships. I am a certified Bioenergetic Analyst. I understand how the body is the outer-expression of the unconscious and how this can be related to health and relationship issues in marriage. I work with individuals and couples to find resolution to unresolved emotional and thinking conflicts. I apply the Christian understanding of marriage to give a strong spiritual dimension to healing and conflict resolution. My goal is to help people learn to be authentic genuine members of the "Body of Christ". I am also an adjunct Professor of Psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California

Education and Training:

  • MA in Psychology, USIU, San Diego, Calif.
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, USIU, San Diego, Calif.
  • Certified Bioenergetic Analyst, Southern California Bioenergetic Society
  • Workshops with Ben Shapiro, Victoria, Canada
  • Training with Fritz Perls, Victor Frankl, Rollo May,Virginia Satir, Carl Rogers, Everett Shostrom, and Abraham Maslow
  • Training with Alexander and Leslie Lowen, New York Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis

Professional Experience:

  • Founder of the San Diego Bioenergetic Society
  • Marriage Workshops at Whispering Winds Christian Center
  • Guest speaker for Association of ChristianTherapists 
  • Personal Growth Workshops at Whispering Winds Christian Center
  • Guest speaker at San Diego State University, Grossmont Community College and Mesa Community College
  • Founder of Actualizing Assessment Services 
  • Psychotherapist and Lecturer for the Institute of Therapeutic Psychology in Santa Ana, CA.
  • Presenter on marriage assessment at San Diego APA conventions
  • Guest speaker at various churches and Christian retreats

License and Mempership:

  • Licensed as a Marriage, Family Therapist in California, LMFT#8864 
  • Member of the Association of Christian Therapists 
  • Member of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis 

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