Meet Dianne Nicholas, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised in Kenya, East Africa. I am a licensed marriage family therapist and for the past 12 years I have practiced in California (MFC 48364.) I hold a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I am a Senior Trainer for Theraplay based in Chicago and train clinical professionals nationally and internationally. I am part-time Adjunct Professor at UC San Diego Extension Play Therapy Department.
My approach as a psychotherapist has evolved, through my extensive clinical experience and active continued professional development, into an integrated approach drawing on a range of theories and modalities.
Training & Certifications
Theraplay – Senior Trainer, Supervisor & Certified Clinician
What is Theraplay? A proactive, intensive, relationship focused parent-child treatment model. Modeled on the natural patterns of healthy interaction between parents and child : the kind of interaction that leads to secure attachment and lifelong mental health. Theraplay is appropriate for children of all ages, including babies, and when combined with other techniques, it is great therapy for teenagers too.