I have lived in Orlando for over 30 years with my son, with special needs, Daniel. We are natives of Texas. I am a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in Journalism with an emphasis on Telecommunications and Special Education. I graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with a master’s in counseling. Dianne began Christian counseling informally in 1983 and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. As a professional therapist, I have counseled people from a variety of backgrounds for over 27 years in Orlando, Winter Park, Oviedo, Lake Mary and Apopka.
Daniel and I have traveled extensively in the US and abroad as military dependents. My formative years were spent in the Philippines and Germany. I have enjoyed travel to Guatemala, Africa and Kiev. On a recent trip to Paris, Daniel and I fell in love with the Eifel Tower and its’ historical significance. I continue to minister in the U.S. and in third world countries through missions’ outreach and conferences. I enjoy photography and reading. I am passionate about reaching out to families that have children, teens and adults with special needs and those populations that are underserved through our charity Daniel’s Gift.
As a therapist I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Apopka. Even though I provide services from a faith based perspective, I enjoy working with individuals and families from all walks of life. Through the avenues of therapy/counseling, coaching and teaching in retreats, conferences in the U.S. and in third world countries we can reach hurting and bruised people with the message of God's hope from a foundation of Biblical truth. Dianne's therapy counseling comes out of a vision and hearts desire to minister hope, help through restoration and healing to those that are hurting. My therapeutic approach brings encouragement and hope to individuals and families in need. Due to the pandemic I have been offering therapy sessions through tele-health.