Licenced Professional Counselor
Not Accepting New Clients
BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, OHP
Diana Ranta is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with young children (ages birth-6), school-age children, and adolescents. She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College. Her undergraduate degree is from Gonzaga University for psychology and Spanish. She is certified in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a relationship-based treatment for caregivers and young children (ages birth-6), who have experienced trauma. Diana is passionate about prevention and early intervention, and about providing support to people when they need it most. She works with people to become empowered in reaching their goals and in finding healing and hope.
Diana has ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including community mental health agencies, Relief Nurseries, schools, home visiting, and residential treatment facilities. She has worked with people struggling with attachment problems, foster care and adoption, behavioral issues, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, domestic violence, abuse and neglect, grief and loss, parenting struggles, addictions, issues related to race and ethnicity, the LGBTQ community, and has experience working with families and people of all ages. Through her work, Diana has been able to support people on their healing journey, and to witness their resilience and capacity for healing and change.
Diana’s approach to counseling is client-centered and strengths-based. She works both on seeking solutions to current issues and on processing issues from the past as they impact current concerns. She is sensitive to how aspects of diversity and social justice may also impact concerns or challenges. In working with caregivers and children, Diana focuses on the importance of attachment and on strengthening and/or repairing the attachment bond. Diana has participated in trainings for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, play therapy and expressive arts, counseling immigrants and refugees, trauma-informed care, family therapy, and crisis intervention. Her approach to counseling is holistic and integrative, and uses approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, scrap-booking, cuddling with her cat, and going for walks with her daughter.