Diane Patton Gaither, LMFT #51325
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology
Board Certified: Yes-The Board of Behavioral Sciences
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 30+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Clinical/ Counseling Psychology. with a specialization in working with clients struggling with Eating Disorders. I see individuals and parents of those struggling with ED’s in private practice, and am the Clinical Director at the San Jose location of Cielo House Intensive Outpatient Center for Eating Disorder Treatment where I am also a Therapist conducting weekly group and individual/family therapy sessions.
I work from an integrative approach, using CBT, DBT, psycho-dynamic, and a variety of other modalities as appropriate to the individual.
I do believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. I define recovery as getting to a place where the ED no longer takes over the person’s day-to-day functioning in an adverse way. As with other forms of addiction, someone struggling with Eating Disorders will always face challenges, though I believe it is possible to get to a place where they can live happy fulfilling lives while not having to focus on their eating disorder as a main part of their lives, it can be overcome in that it will be something they are more aware of rather than focusing upon.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient. Experienced and willing in working as part of a team