Diane Patton Gaitheris a graduate of John F. Kennedy University and holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Diane generally works with individuals 15 and up, couples and families. Areas of specialization/interest include eating disorders, issues related to parenting, anxiety, women’s empowerment issues, and dream work. In addition to the private practice setting, Diane is the Clinical Director at Cielo House, Inc. in San Jose, an intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment center in that provides PHP, and IOP levels of care.

Diane has a diverse background of experience which includes educating and facilitating groups for perpetrators of domestic violence through Turning Point Counseling and Education Services, educating parents of adolescents struggling with various stages of substance abuse/addiction at Therapy Works Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Center, and has worked for Santa Clara County’s Suicide and Crisis Services, providing crisis support, given presentations on various crisis-related topics throughout the community, and provided one-on-one grief counseling to survivors of those who have committed suicide.

Diane has also served on the Board of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SCV-CAMFT) for two years as the Director of Membership.

Current Affiliations:

CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

SCV-CAMFT (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness


My personal philosophy is based on the idea that we all have the ability to help ourselves given the right tools, insights, and opportunities and that my role is really to help guide and empower others to that place so that they are better able to navigate through life's obstacles and challenges.

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