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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



Affiliated Organizations


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



Professional Experience


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.



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