Meet Diane M. Hoekstra, PhD
Dr. Hoekstra’s model of psychotherapy is based on Attachment Theory, which emphasizes the need for a secure, safe relationship in order to heal and grow. Dr. Hoekstra works from a somatic perspective, focusing on the present moment experience of the patient in the room, including their thoughts, feelings and their experience in their body.
Dr. Hoekstra specializes in treating adults and adolescents with a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, eating disorders and a history of trauma. She works with patients in individual therapy and does parenting consultation with parents.
She recognizes healing can occur on many levels (physical body, emotions, sense of self, or spiritual) and with different modalities, depending on the client’s needs. She works collaboratively with holistic, mind-body practitioners and integrative medicine practices. She particularly enjoys working with clients on spiritual exploration in their healing process.