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Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Office: DMT Psychotherapy
1000 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (818) 395-9853
Cell Phone: (818) 395-9853
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Consultation Services to Employers
Court Ordered Evaluations
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Employee Assistance Counseling
Forensic Evaluations
Psychoeducational Evaluations
Parenting classes
Couples Psychotherapy
Family issues/problems
Chronic Depression related to Grief/Loss/other
Practice Description:
I offer telehealth sessions throughout California, including coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and finding growth during this challenging time.

I am a California Licensed Board Certified Psychotherapist. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, & families, and have extensive experience treating a variety of issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems, ADHD, and parenting concerns to name a few.

Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times and asking for help is the first step towards leading a happier and more fulfilled life. I want to help you find the tools you need to make positive transformations. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where individuals can share their thoughts and feelings. I use an eclectic, strengths-based approach to therapy creating a supportive and collaborative environment in order to promote personal growth.

My approach to therapy is, first and foremost, about the relationship between therapist and client. I view acceptance, understanding, comfort, compassion, authenticity, and genuine respect as the building blocks of a therapeutic relationship.

I hold two master's degrees; one from UCLA in Social Welfare, with a concentration in Mental Health, providing in-depth knowledge of psychological disorders to my work with individuals of all ages and from all backgrounds, particularly related to trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as primary focus on psychotherapy for treating families and couples. The other degree is in School Counseling from Illinois State University, School of Education, preparing me with a strong expertise to provide mental health and educational counseling to children & adolescents, grades K - 12.

I have over 30 years experience positively impacting the lives of children, adolescents and adults with emotional disturbances, often with extensive trauma histories, seven of those years as a practicing psychotherapist. Becoming unstuck from difficult experiences and better understanding maladaptive behaviors allows people to make meaningful change now, in the present day, that will lead to a more fulfilling and happy future.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adoption Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Alzheimer's Disease
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Asperger's Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Brain Injury
Child Abuse
Chronic Physical Illness
Cognitive Disorders
Communication Disorders
Conduct Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Gender Identity
HIV/AIDS-related Issues
Impaired Professionals
Impulse Control Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Physical Disabilities
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Dysfunction
Sleep Disorders
Smoking Cessation
Somatoform Disorders
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Tourette's Disorder
Women's Issues
Anger Management
Parenting classes (Evidenced-Based-Practices)
Child/Adolescent Behavior Problems
Couples discord
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Play Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
Self Psychology
Social Learning
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Real Life Heros for Children (Evidenced-Based Practice)
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Asian American
Latino American
Latter-day Saints/Mormon
Native American
People with Disabilities
Education: Masters of Social Welfare, Mental Health Concentration
UCLA, 2010

Masters in School Counseling, K-12, higher education & social service counseling
Illinois State University, 1983

Bachelors in Special Education, K-12
Bradley University, 1982
License #: 65567
Licensed In: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: EMDR Certified (
California Community College District Lifetime Instructor Certificates – Special Education & Counselor of Education
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association
Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, APA Division 53 Member
Fee Schedule: $150 per 60 minute session
Sliding scale, when available
Accepts cash, checks, & credit cards
Accepted Insurance: Aetna
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Cigna & Aetna Full Provider (HMO & PPO)

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW, Therapist in Pasadena

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In Practice Since:  2008
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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