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Diane Drapkin, Therapist Intern

720-771-0536     |     diane@pwcboulder.com

As a psychotherapist, Diane’s practice focuses on perinatal mental health. Diane is herself a mother of four and recognizes the needs of postpartum mothers and their families. She has been working in Boulder with families in the social work field since 1995. She was raised in California and attended the University of California, Davis graduating with a BA in Sociology.

Diane and her husband moved to Boulder 20 years ago and while raising four kids of her own, she has worked for a range of agencies in and around Boulder. This work has provided her significant experience working with families struggling with mental health and parenting issues. In her 10+ years working for Boulder County, she provided intensive in-home, client-centered emotional and physical support and advocacy services to resolve behavioral, relationship, and/or system problems. In addition she intervened with families in crisis, using supportive methods and interventions to enable a family to resolve crisis/conflict. She utilizes a solution-focused brief therapy model; family dialectical behavioral therapy; motivational interviewing for adolescents, young adults, and families with mental health issues; and play therapy for children. She has experience facilitating individual and family therapy, which is designed to strengthen family systems, increase family functioning, and promote a strength-based and relational focus. Diane is committed to providing perinatal health support for mothers and their families within the community. She recognizes the individual struggles for women negotiating motherhood and is passionate about providing access to this support regardless of barriers.

Education

M.S.W. Clinical Social Work, University of Denver expected graduation March 2017

B.A. Sociology, University of California, Davis, California

Professional Memberships/ Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers

Postpartum International Support

North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology