Diana Handy MS, CMHC
Diana graduated with honors from Utah State University with a degree in Family and Human Development, with an emphasis in Community Services. Prior to becoming a therapist, Diana worked as an advocate for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes in community services and court settings. Diana received a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2007. She has experience working with clients suffering from substance use disorders and severe mental health issues, including schizophrenia, personality disorders, trauma, PTSD, suicidality, self-harm, autism, depression, and anxiety. Before joining Uinta’s team, Diana’s career included work in residential treatment, inpatient hospitalization and stabilization, intensive outpatient, transitional living, and in-home family therapy. Diana has worked with families, couples, veterans, young adults, teens, and children.
Diana is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and has trained other therapists to use DBT effectively. She also has experience in providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), EAGALA equine-assisted therapy, Brainspotting, shame resiliency, and humanistic approaches. Diana believes that therapy should be tailored to each individual, and encourages feedback from her clients on what they like and don’t like in treatment. Diana is an avid gardener and loves growing flowers and vegetables. She also loves theater, singing, playing the piano, and science fiction and fantasy books and movies.
"Teens and young adults who come to Uinta are pleasantly surprised that they live in a home in a residential neighborhood, that the mountains are right outside their door, and that they get to do all the normal things that teenagers like to do."