Diane received her Bachelors in Social Work from Stony Brook University in 1981. She spent over ten years in an intensive training program in holistic healing and spiritual development.
This unique training helped to cultivate a profound awareness about the power and potential for healing within each individual. In 2005, Diane was granted admission to enter the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service as an Advanced Standing Student and graduated with honors in 2006 and received her Masters in Clinical Social Work.
In 2014, Diane received her Professional Certification in Past Life Regression Therapy by Dr. Brian Weiss, M.D. and the Weiss Institute. Diane trained directly with Dr. Weiss, an author and international teacher on Past Life Regression. This powerful, complementary modality has been known to offer remarkable healing experiences for individuals.
In 2015, Diane trained with the New York Hypnosis Training Center and became a Certified Hypnotist. These two unique skills add a powerful dimension to Diane’s healing work.
Diane is also trained in traditional and non-traditional psychotherapy, group work and bereavement counseling. Diane graduated from the New Seminary in NYC and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2001. She returned to the New Seminary and worked as a Second Year Dean of Students for several years. Diane then collaborated with colleagues to co-create a Third Year Graduate program in Spiritual Counseling where she served as an Instructor and a Dean of Students for three years.
As the founder of Mainstream Meditation and the co-founder of Divine Directions, Diane has been involved in offering inspirational and motivational workshops, seminars, retreats on wellness, personal development, spirituality and grief/loss to community groups, health organizations and corporations. Diane has also served as a facilitator of study groups for the profoundly beautiful work of A Course in Miracles since 1994.
She has held positions as an Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University and Nassau Community College and has served as a guest lecturer at other institutions. Her professional career has spanned over twenty five years in the helping and healing professions.
Diane’s unique background in body/mind/spirit healing has truly provided her with an ability to work with individuals to discover their fullest potential. Presently Diane is employed as an Education Specialist at Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare and as a Bereavement Coordinator at Comprehensive Community Hospice. Diane has worked in private practice since 1993 and currently maintains an office in Wantagh, New York.