My work has grown out of my own journey of healing.
It took several years for me to unpack all my baggage surrounding self-worth, shame, sexual desires, the dynamics of intimacy, and how to communicate from a place of honesty and integrity. Opening up the painful parts of my life helped me to truly understand that Life is Relationship, starting with the relationship with ourselves. I learned that in order to show up for my relationships with others, I had to show up for myself fully and completely. Through my journey in finding my spiritual connection to the Divine and learning to fully inhabit my own body and own my own pleasure, I learned to let go of shame and stand proudly in who I am and who I am becoming.
I want that for you, too!
I love working with people from all different backgrounds and experiences. I often tell people that I got into ministry because I actually like sitting with people in the messy middle of their lives. I have always been a listener, the one who offered a shoulder to lean on, and some humor to help ease the pain.
With a lifetime of experience in performance as a singer and actor, so it feels natural and comfortable to lead groups in learning and practicing new skills for communication, setting boundaries, and working with the challenges of letting go of patterns of behavior that hold us back from being fully present in relationship. For the past few years, I’ve been honing my skills as a writer and ritualist to create ceremonies that honor life events from birth to death and in between. I also facilitate women’s spirituality circles and rituals honoring the Divine Feminine and the sacredness of women’s bodies and rhythms.
Working with DiAnna was a pleasure for two reasons– what she offered me, and what she didn’t offer me. DiAnna is consistently upbeat and encouraging. She will nudge you toward your true path– I didn’t say “push” on purpose– she is not pushy. But what I found most refreshing about working with her is that you can tell her anything and she will greet it with interest and excitement, not judgment. She enjoys what she does and wants you to enjoy what you do. – BL, Greer, SC
DiAnna counsels on a heart and soul level that is profoundly effective. She uses a host of therapeutic modalities in search of the best way to reach each client. She helped guide me through a very difficult patch in my life. I felt that she always honored where I was and showed extraordinary patience and humor with each step forward and a few backwards. She has a gift, pure and simple, for looking into each heart, seeing the beauty within and the best way to allow it to flourish. I left each session feeling powerful, beautiful and optimistic. — SB, Asheville, NC
DiAnna puts me at ease, combining playful chat with more serious discussion of personal issues and personal work. She’s a great listener and balances letting me talk through my issues, giving welcome advice and reassuring me that my choices are ok and fully my own. Her caring disposition and extensive life experience helped me trust her and myself in working through what I needed to work through. –SG, Atlanta, GA