Diana Muncy, IMF
Diana is available at both the McCloud and Dunsmuir locations.
Please call the clinic location you would like to visit to verify her days and times of availability.
Diana graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University in 2014. She is devoted to relieving the physical and emotional effects of trauma and chronic stress. She focuses on helping people with trauma ranging from accidents, falls, medical procedures, and physical or sexual assault to early developmental trauma (relational issues stemming from early abuse, neglect, or stress patterns that began in childhood), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), chronic stress, protective bracing in the body, and recovery from injuries. Because of her own experience resolving chronic pain, she has a strong interest in drug-free therapy or significantly reduced opioid burden for long-term pain, chronic muscle tension, and movement limitations. Diana enjoys collaborating with doctors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, bodyworkers, and other care providers to form a supportive team for clients.
Difficult life experiences can make a lasting imprint, shaping our sense of identity and world view. Chronic stress, trauma and PTSD cause the body’s primal survival mechanisms to get stuck in over-drive, creating feelings of helplessness, anxiety, shame, depression, hypervigilance, chronic tension, and chronic pain. The body is both where our stress response lives and where our nervous system calms itself. Diana incorporates an integrated approach utilizing evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, and somatic therapies to work with entrenched emotional and physical struggles through the vehicle of the body and the nervous system to help give an individual the best chance to work through challenges at the deepest level and in the most profound way.
Diana has lived in the surrounding area for more than 30 years and enjoys hiking, camping, beachcombing, and reading. As a lifelong learner she is zealous about studying the latest psychotherapy treatments for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and PTSD.