|Diane Puchbauer, Psy.D. PSY 21870Clinical Psychologist - Psychotherapy225 N. Euclid Avenue Upland, California 91786 (562) 547-0137 email@example.com
goal in counseling others is to create or to
restore health within each individual and to facilitate connection
between people and their loved ones. Our need for closeness and
attachment to others is a lifelong need (Bowlby). I believe that
problems arise when people become disconnected from themselves and
others, fearing rejection or abandonment. Some people become stuck in
relational patterns of fear and anxious clinging to their loved ones.
Other people become detached, avoid intimacy, and isolate themselves.
Many experience disappointment, depression, and anger due to
unsatisfying or painful relationships.
times we learn relational patterns from early childhood experiences and
then carry them on into our adult relationships. In addition,
circumstances in our lives can seem unmanageable and we become
overwhelmed. Feelings of stress, depression, helplessness, anger,
irritability and addictive behaviors can be signals that we need
increased support in order to access inner resources and to learn new
ways of approaching difficulties.
see therapy as an opportunity to explore your inner self, relational
patterns, self-care behaviors, and life situation in the presence of a
compassionate and accepting other in order to create a
worth living for yourself and your loved ones (Linehan).
am passionate about helping families, especially in this challenging
society that tends to overwhelm us with its hectic pace and relentless
pressures. Sometimes when parents are having relational, emotional,
financial, or physical difficulties, their children can act out in
troublesome ways. Other times young people experience bullying or
negative peer pressure that influences them to behave in ways that are
difficult for parents to understand and change. Some children and teens
become defiant, argumentative, and do things that violate the values of
their parents. Other children become withdrawn from friends and family
and feel anxious, depressed, and even suicidal.
addition, some children are born with a biological and neurochemical
predisposition for conditions such as Attention Deficit Disorder,
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and
Anxiety Disorders. I will work in conjunction with physicians and
psychiatrists who may prescribe medication to support the work of
For over 18 years
I have worked in the mental health profession helping young people and
their families to improve communication, resolve relationship problems,
restore healthy family functioning, and create lovingkindness for
oneself and for others.