Diana  Ali

Diana Ali

Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Working with Highly-Sensitive Persons (HSP)

Professional statement

Dr. Diana Ali is a licensed psychologist in greater Los Angeles, CA with an expertise in helping clients mindfully navigate symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. She has also worked extensively with individuals experiencing varying degrees of trauma, and welcomes individuals who have symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Many of Dr. Ali's clients seek support when experiencing professional burnout or chronic emotional dysregulation; others are grappling with persistent anger, sadness, or mood swings. Others have gone through or are currently facing a chronic illness, and are adapting to the significant life changes it entails.

Dr. Ali is a specialist in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a highly effective, skills-based approach to treatment that incorporates mindfulness and elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This treatment helps clients learn to cope with difficult situations and build emotional resilience. Dr. Ali is skilled at helping her clients examine and question self-limiting patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and change greater patterns that are standing in the way of their goals and desires.

Dr. Ali's practice is located in Santa Monica, and she also offers remote sessions for clients throughout the state of California. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, a chronic illness, burnout, or other sources of overwhelming emotions, I believe there is hope for you.

If you've tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit from a different approach. I offer both trauma-specific treatment and practical, skills-based approaches to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals. As a trauma and DBT specialist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower my clients to heal and to learn practical skills to improve their lives. I view therapy as a collaborative, team effort, between the client and therapist.

Together, we will work on reducing your suffering and building your life. I realize that it takes great courage to face our challenges and ask for help. I invite you to message me directly to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Working with Highly-Sensitive Persons (HSP) - Working with individuals who are highly sensitive persons (HSP)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Diana Ali is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
2001 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 505, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Resolutions Therapeutic Services, Executive Clinical Director, 2016 - 2020
Clearview Women's Center, Therapist, 2013 - 2016
Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services, Therapist, 2011 - 2013
Penn Medicine, Princeton House Behavioral Health, Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009 - 2011

Rosemead School of Psychology, PhD, 2010


Languages

English