Diane Perna, LPC

Position
Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a graduate of The George Washington University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s Program, and I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia . I also hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and Psychology, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

My clinical experience includes work with adults with chronic mental illness in a non-profit and group home setting as well as providing one on one counseling at a community counseling center.

My counseling style is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy with a person-centered and multicultural approach. I believe that no two people are alike and experience stressors in their own unique ways. My role is to provide a strong therapeutic relationship through empathy, genuineness, and positive regard in order to enable the individual to develop the skills to change and grow.

Location: Dupont Circle Office

My specialty areas include:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Mood Disorders
• Life Transitions
• Interpersonal Relationship Issues
• Trauma Related Issues

I also have experience with:
• Career Counseling
• Substance Abuse
• Psychotic Disorders
• Grief and Loss