Hello! My name is Diana. I come from a long lineage of strong women. Women who endured hardships, trauma and loss. Just like many of my clients I had my share of hardships and trauma. Life throws you a curveball and you lose connection to your inner voice and body. Through the hardship and pain, I felt a spiritual calling. I was fortunate to meet wonderful people along the way who were compassionate and wise. Growing up, my passion for dancing and the arts was a source of comfort and healing. This led me to the realization of how the arts provide healing and personal growth. Inspired by dance and movement, in 2005 I graduated from the Dance Movement Therapy program at Pratt Institute. I was fortunate to meet wonderful mentors and people who inspired me and shaped me into the therapist I am today. My experience includes working with people individually and in groups. I invite you to take on this opportunity to work together and reach your personal goals. It is my honor to work with individuals seeking wellness, healing, and peace of mind. My therapeutic approach will encourage you to find balance and alignment so you can discover and connect to your highest self.
My services are geared toward women across the life span.
Some common women’s’ issues I specialize in, include:
- Personal Growth
- Body Image
- Life Transitions
- Mood Disorders
- Trauma Work
- Loss and Grief
- Suicidal Ideation
While I work primarily with women, I welcome other individuals who are interested in working with me. However, I do not work with the following:
- Untreated alcohol or substance abuse
- Couples seeking treatment
- Children under the age of fourteen
Diana Franschman M.S. BC-DMT, LCAT is a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Diana founded Creative Arts Therapy Long Island in the hopes to serve the community and share her wisdom and expertise using the mind, body, and spirit. Diana has over 16 years of experience working with various populations in hospitals, mental health clinics, nursing home settings, and hospice care. Presently, Diana is an Adjunct Lecturer for Behavioral Science and Mental Health at Kingsborough Community College and a field supervisor for graduate-level students in the Dance Therapy program at Pratt Institute and Sara Lawrence College. Currently, she is pursuing a post-graduate level certification from The Gestalt Center of Long Island.