Professional and Educational Background
Diana Jacobs, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Georgia State University in January 2000, and completed her internship at Ravenswood Community Mental Health Center in Chicago. Dr. Jacobs has worked with diverse populations in a broad range of settings including a women’s prison, a juvenile detention center, a psychiatric emergency clinic, and a student counseling center, as well as in private practice.
Dr. Jacobs has gained extensive experience providing therapy to adolescents, young adults and adults of all ages. She particularly enjoys working with individuals who are exploring or struggling with their spirituality. As a therapist, Dr. Jacobs is warm and engaging and takes a direct and active role in helping clients deal with problems. She incorporates systemic, behavioral, and short-term, problem-focused approaches to treatment. She believes in highlighting clients’ strengths in order to empower them to facilitate positive changes in their lives.
Areas of Specialization
Diana enjoys doing individual, couples, group, and family therapy with teenagers and adults. She specializes in working with the following types of difficulties:
- Adjustment and Interpersonal Problems
- Depression and Mood Problems
- Anxiety and Stress
- Parent/Child Conflict
- Family Conflict
- Women’s Issues
- Postpartum Depression
- Grief and Loss
- Exploration of Faith and Spirituality Concerns
Diana and her husband and two sons are enjoying life in Bellingham and the strong sense of community they have found here, with great neighbors and extended family nearby. In her spare time, Diana loves to run, bike, do yoga, and explore the great Northwest.
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