Most staff member’s lives have been affected by addiction in one way or another. This experience and knowledge of addiction drives the absolute commitment our staff demonstrates to compassionate care for our clients.
Her therapeutic approach is derived from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Interviewing and Strengths Based practices; with client’s story goals as the foundation for which sessions and treatment are guided. Diane holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Capella University, where she graduated with distinction.
Diane’s passion in serving the needs of others, while guiding, mentoring, and leading people to embrace their true authentic self is filled with hope, compassion and joy. These attributes are Diane’s professional identity since she began her career more than a decade ago. In her spare time of self-care, Diane enjoys art, photography, and/or listening to jazz, and classical music with a good book. Diane’s loves to travel and she can often be found at the Beach or sitting smack dab in the middle of a movie theater enjoying a tub of popcorn and ice freeze drink.
An alumnus of Florida Atlantic University's Advance Standing Social Work Program, Sarah completed her Masters degree and is currently working toward her licensure as a registered clinical social work intern. She social work journey initially focused on substance abuse, mental health, crisis intervention and advocacy for vulnerable communities. Motivated in discovering the underlying causes of a patient's ongoing challenges, she strives to stay current in the latest research and strategies capable of improving patient outcomes and recovery.
Sarah believes in a psychodynamic approach to counseling. Most recently she worked a part of a private practice where she treated individuals and couples.
Through this work, she incorporated DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to her existing psychodynamic perspective, all of which inform her work at Transformations.
Sarah is energized by substance abuse awareness campaigns and advocacy at the national level. In her downtime Sarah can be found spending time with her family two mostly well behaved pups.
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