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Diane La Mar, L.P.C.

Create change, healing, and transformation as we work together on issues of...

Relationships, Couple’s counseling, Marriage counseling
Unresolved Emotions
Anxiety and Panic
Domestic Violence, Verbally Abusive Relationships
Recovery from Trauma; PTSD; Abuse; Sexual Assault; Childhood Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse; & Dysfunctional Families
Grief and Loss
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns
Alternative Lifestyles
Substance Abuse, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Stress Management
Life Coaching and Wellness
Personal and Spiritual Growth
Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation
Recovery from Cancer & Other Diseases

Professional Experience

I have enjoyed helping individual adults and couples in my private practice of psychotherapy for over twenty years.

I’ve also served as a therapist at an inpatient alcohol and drug abuse rehab hospital, a college counseling center, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and a corporate Employee Assistance Program.


Approach to Therapy

My therapeutic approach is warm, accepting, respectful and collaborative. I draw from a ”toolbox” of techniques to empower you toward your chosen goals with:

Compassionate Listening
Unconditional Positive Regard
Coherence Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Brief and Solution-Focused Therapy
Traumatic Incident Reduction
Breaking Through Blocks To Creativity
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Trained as a Gestalt therapist with the Gestalt Institute of Tucson, I prefer using experiential techniques when appropriate and with your agreement. My experience has shown that doing something experientially produces more powerful change than just talking about the issue. I always take care to proceed in a gentle, respectful way at a comfortable pace.

Coherence Therapy

My interest in Gestalt Therapy has led me into Coherence Therapy. Emerging worldwide as a leading new movement in psychotherapy, Coherence Therapy is very effective in creating deep lasting change. I'm very excited to share it with you in my practice.

I’m currently engaged in the certification process with the Coherence Therapy Institute. To learn more about Coherence Therapy and see my mentor, Dr. Nial Geoghegan, discussing Coherence Therapy on youtube click here .

Click here to see my teacher, Bruce Ecker, explaining Memory Reconsolidation, the core mechanism of Coherence Therapy.

Education and Licensure

M.Ed. in Agency Counseling, University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A. in Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor #000750

Free Consultation

I am happy to answer any questions you may have and explore together if we are a good fit in a 20-minute telephone conversation at no charge.