Diana Direiter, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been at Mass Bay since 2006. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of North Texas in 1996, then completed a 2-year fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Harvard.
Dr. Direiter’s goal is always to help clients connect the dots of their own lives and to help them understand connections between their past and present that they may not have previously considered. She feels it’s important for clients to own their own therapy and she will partner with you in examining issues rather than taking an “expert” position, then presenting an interpretation or solution.
Dr. Direiter is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lesley University, where she teaches courses focused on counseling and trauma, as well as the development of children and adults’ social and emotional lives. She is the co-director of the Lesley University Women’s Center and her research interests include the depiction of women and children in the media and the role it plays in shaping society. She presents at regional and international conferences on topics such as rape culture, online aggression against women and domestic violence.
Although she hasn’t lived in Texas for over 20 years, Dr. Direiter still hasn’t gotten used to the New England winters.