Diane Carolan-Stegman ACSW, LSCSW is a psychotherapist providing individual (18+), couples, and family therapy. She has over 30 years experience and maintains a private practice in Leawood KS. Diane specializes in working with couples who desire to learn skills to build a solid relationship and enhance their emotional connection.
Most clients say they feel uneasy at their first counseling session and uncertain what to expect, however most quickly relax and begin to feel relief and trust in the value of talk therapy.. Diane’s highest priority is creating a sense of emotional safety and ease. She places high regard for ethics and respect for the value of every person. She believes the essential foundation of therapy success lies in the quality of the therapeutic relationship, with treatment modalities individualized according to client need and personal goals. You can learn strategies for anxiety reduction, alleviating depressive symptoms, managing obsessive-compulsive disorder, improving communication skills, coping with loss and trauma, coping with grief and life transitions, creating balance and harmony in life. Couples will learn strategies for effective conflict resolution and pathways for deepening their emotional connection. Diane considers it a privilege to be invited in to her clients’ life journeys and is inspired by the many ways they show what is truly possible.
Diane is welcoming and experienced in working with a wide range of diversity, including gender, race, cultural and spiritual backgrounds. She has worked extensively with active duty, retired military, and their families.
She is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She has post-graduate training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Professionals program at Duke University Integrative Medicine. She is trained at Level 2 in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and utilizes these evidence-based intervention tools in her work with couples.
Academy of Certified Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers
LGBTQ Affirming Therapist Guild of Kansas City