Diana E. Sjostrom
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT 8864

Phone: 619-858-3105 x 128

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 Christian Therapists 
  • 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 Membership

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


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