In a Nutshell About Dee
I welcome you to my Wellness and Motivation Services site. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #96808) working in private practice in the beautiful city of Newport Beach, California. I possess a Master of Science degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California State University, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
I have a deep love for helping people through the unlimited possibilities of human connection. My work focuses on helping people through guiding them in finding their own answers. I believe that everyone has this ability and the potential to meet their goals to ultimately achieve happiness and wholeness. I use my interpersonal, theoretical, and applied skills to build conducive connections with individuals, couples, and families. My areas of focus are working with self-esteem issues, personal growth and life goals, working through mental “blocks”, career, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Moreover, I have extensive experience with evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral approaches (CBT, REBT) and applied behavior analysis (ABA) and behavior modification. Along with my professional experience, my ability to be genuine, empathic, open-minded, and culturally sensitive allows me to make meaningful connections.
Aside from what I do as my career of choice, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I also tend to be a mover and enjoy relaxing walks, stretching exercises, and an unstructured combination of weight lifting and some cardio.
Looking forward to helping you on your journey!
Diana "Dee" Duran, MS, LMFT
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
What Working With Dee Can Do For You?
Can help you identify your areas of strength and areas that are a challenge for you.
Assistance with the identification and implementation of healthy coping strategies that will positively affect your mood and motivation.
Help you identify “hidden” goals (goals you aren’t even aware of!) and highlight your potential.
Provide you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to overcome the hurdles standing in your way of becoming the best version of you possible.