I am a photographer and a Denver therapist. I help adults who struggle emotionally, feel stuck, lost their identity, or need relationship help.
I was trained in both Europe and the US and have extensive insight into the various environments that impact our emotional health. I have expertise in existential/identity issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships and have had great results using long term depth psychotherapy. We will dive beyond the surface, to the root causes of the things that bother you so that you won’t have to deal with that issue again. The type of therapy I provide requires a strong commitment on your part which I want to support and encourage through the Loyalty Cards I offer.
Podcast interview: Pillow Talk: The Psychology of Erotica with artist and therapist Diana Pitaru
PsychCentral interview: Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Therapist Diana Pitaru
My name is Diana Pitaru. I am a Denver psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist in private practice, licensed in the states of Colorado and Texas. I have earned my undergraduate degree in Communications in Romania. Later, I started working towards my graduate degree in Counseling Psychology in the UK and finalized my Master’s degree in the US. I became certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at the reputable Milton H. Erickson Foundation in Arizona and am also a Certified Humanistic Sandtray Therapist. In addition, I have extensive training in effectively working with trauma and LGBTQ related issues.
I am a professional member of the American Counseling Association, and the Association for Creativity in Counseling. I am currently serving a five-year term in the American Counseling Association Mentoring Taskforce Committee and the Graduate Student Committee. I enjoy learning and sharing knowledge and present at professional conferences on various topics at both the state and national level. I sometimes offer interviews on the topics of human sexuality and mentoring. I am also the founder of the Counselors and Psychotherapists Network of North Texas.
I have worked with hundreds of individuals, and in an attempt to share my knowledge outside of the therapy room, I write weekly articles for PsychCentral.com, and also have a blog on my website that offers helpful information for people struggling, among other things, with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
Having lived throughout the world afforded me with the opportunity to expose myself to various cultures and, in the process, learn more about the ways in which various of its’ aspects shape the lens we each view the world through. As a result of pairing these experiences with the training I received, I am able to offer a unique perspective that takes into account what is relevant to you, your cultural background, personal experiences, and the values you hold. I have learned through my own experience of being in therapy that it takes a lot of courage to make this first step you just made and seek help; I also know how hard it can be to find someone who really gets you, without trying to push their ideas or beliefs on you or even make right or wrong judgments about your behavior. In the process of therapy, I am your ally; I can help you get to where you want to be, I have no personal agenda and my goal is to – as my mentor, Dr. Doss used to say- ultimately work myself out of the job.
In my private practice I work with adult individuals who have a history of trauma as well as members of the LGBTQ population. While my primary professional interest is psychology, I also have a profound interest in philosophy and have found, throughout the years, how much more helpful I can be as a therapist if I have a strong philosophical foundation for my practice. As such, when I work with my patients, I infuse various psychodynamic therapies to the existential philosophy, upon which my work is founded on.
If, after getting a glimpse of who I am, you or someone you know might benefit from the knowledge, experience, and services I am offering, please either contact me or take a moment and share my page. Thank you for being helpful!