Full Bio of Dr. Diana
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the states of Washington (No. LF60228827) and California (No. MFT 20441).
Board Certification as a Sex Therapist by the American Board of Sexology
Seattle Institute for Sex Therapy and Education, Seattle WA
Whole Life Medicine, P.S., Kirkland, WA
Scripps College, Claremont, CA, B.A., 1965
Azusa Pacific University, M.A., MFT, 1981
Maimonides University, Ph.D., Human Sexuality/Clinical Sexology, 2000
2008 – present, private therapy practice, Seattle, WA
2005 – 2008, sex therapist at the Sklar Center for Women’s Wellness, Los Alamitos, CA, Susan Sklar, M.D., Director.
2005 – 2006, sex therapist at the Berman Women’s Center, Jennifer Berman, M.D. Director.
2004 – 2005, sex therapist at the Female Sexual Medicine Center at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Jennifer Berman, M.D., Director
2003 – 2008, private therapy practice, Los Angeles, CA
1997-2003, private therapy practice, Honolulu, Hawaii
1995, Delegate, appointed by the President, to the White House Conference on Aging
1994 — 1995, Consultant on couples’ sexual dynamics for VIVUS, Inc., makers of the MUSE (alprostadil), a urethral suppository for erectile dysfunction
1981—1997, therapist, Interaction Counseling Center, San Jose, CA. Co-led led two women’s weekly sexuality groups with Maria Flaherty, Ph.D. for eleven years.
1981—1997, private therapy practice, Palo Alto, California
“Sexual Function in 1,202 Aging Males: Differentiating Aspects,” with Walter M. Bortz, M.D., Journal of Gerontology: MEDICAL SCIENCES, 1999
“Sexuality and Aging – Usual and Successful,” with Walter M. Bortz, M.D., Journal of Gerontology: MEDICAL SCIENCES, 1996, Vol. 51A
“Aging Female Sexuality in Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Relationships”, 1999 Ph.D. Dissertation
Articles and contributions in various popular magazines, including Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and others
Professional Organization Memberships
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT)
North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology (NASPOG)
Media Work & Speaking Engagements
2012 – “Sustainable Erotic Advantage,” a highly interactive and entertaining presentation to Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), Seattle, WA
2012 – “Intimacy, Sexuality, and Aging,” an afternoon presentation to residents of Panorama City retirement community in Lacey, WA
2010 – present, Radio Host: “Love, Lust and Laughter” a weekly Internet radio show on Progressive Radio Network
2002 – Featured as a “Scripps College Amazing Woman” in the Scripps Bulletin, October 2002
1997— 2002, Radio-Host: “Wiley and Sage – Wise and Witty Journeys” and “Fifty-Plus and Fabulous – A Show about Successful Aging”, Honolulu, Hawaii
Video Series produced by The Sinclair Institute:
Narrated two video volumes “Great Sex for a Lifetime” (2007)
Narrated “Great Oral Sex” (1997)
With Urologist, Dr. Cully Carson, narrated two video volumes: “A Couples’ Guide to Great Sex Over 40” (1996)
Wrote and narrated “How to Seduce Your Lover Forever” (1994)
Featured/hosted Playboy TV’S segment: “Great Sex over Forty” and interviewed on Playboy Radio.
Appearances on national television programs, including The Joan Rivers Show, 48 Hours-CBS News, Jenny Jones, and CNBC’s Real Personal.
Lectures and presentations on Aging & Sexuality– including in Japan, Spain, and France, India at the World Congress(es) of Sexology, and for many U.S. Conferences, mainly The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality meetings.
Before going to Graduate School in 1979, Dr. Diana worked as an English teacher in Hawaii, Italy, and Mexico City. She also worked as a fashion model, and has performed on stage and in film productions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, and Honolulu.