Why I do this work? I am passionate about supporting children and their families as they navigate the grieving process of divorce and work to create peaceful homes.
My practice: I focus on helping children to express and explore their complex thoughts and feelings about loss and change and to develop strengths to cope with separations and transitions. I encourage parents to create intentional child-centered interactions. I offer parent consultations, brief assessments, and counseling therapy. I work with mediators and parenting coordinators to help clients create plans for their families.
Background: I taught fifth grade for twelve years prior to receiving my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 2006. Currently, in addition to my counseling practice, I teach Group Counseling for Children classes at Lewis and Clark College and offer various parent trainings throughout the Portland area.
After Hours: Being in nature and spending time with my family help to rejuvenate and restore me. I also enjoy traveling adventures, and long meals with my treasured friends.
Diane Gans, MA, LPC
1609 Willamette Falls Dr West Linn Oregon 97068
516 SE Morrison St Ste 810 Portland Oregon 97214