Kathryn J. Diangson MA, MFT, LPCC
Psychotherapist for Individuals, Couples, & Families
Although I have always had a calling to work with people, when I graduated college I was unsure of just how my passion was going to play out. Being born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, I got a job in high tech. I discovered the part of the work I loved the most was the ‘counseling’ I was able to do in my job with employees and customers. It was then I knew I needed to follow my true passion and became a psychotherapist. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), I am truly fulfilled in the work I am fortunate to be able to do. I have great respect for the clients I serve and the way they invite me into their life’s journey. I am grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others, and appreciate the gift this work is in my life.
My treatment approach is open and flexible. I work from different theories and with various modalities based on my client’s specific needs. I am grounded in a humanistic systems perspective, which means I believe all members of a system (family, school, social group, etc.) have an impact large or small in both the shaping and quality of one’s life. Although we all own our individual happiness, I believe our relationships with others are intertwined with who each of us are as individuals. Healing and growth comes not only from our own introspection and reflection, but also from exploring and understanding the dynamics of our relationships.
In addition to my private practice in the Almaden Valley located in South San Jose, I work as a Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor for interns helping guide and support them on their journey to becoming a licensed psychotherapist. Many of the interns I supervise work in the San Jose Unified, and Cupertino Union School districts. This allows me to have a good sense of the successes and challenges children, adolescents, and teens have from elementary through high school. I enjoy being a mentor to the interns, and sharing my knowledge through teaching.
- Marriage & Family Therapist, License #MFC 41977
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #LPCC 1309
- University of California at Davis — BA, Physical Education / Minor Psychology
- John F Kennedy University — MA, Clinical Psychology
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
- Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT