About Dr. Shulman and her work

Diana Shulman (Research Psychoanalyst, Medical Board of California, Division of Allied Health Professionals, R.P. #41) has over 25 years of experience working with both individuals and couples on a broad range of issues. She received her J.D. from Boston University and her Ph.D.in psychoanalysis from California Graduate Institute. Dr. Shulman is the author of numerous articles highlighting the connection between psychoanalytic principles and short-term psychotherapy. She offers one-on-one supervision to clinicians interested in mastering brief psychoanalytic work.
Dr. Shulman practiced law for over 10 years before becoming a psychoanalyst. She has given workshops and seminars for the California State Bar on stress and burn-out, procrastination, relationship dissatisfaction, career imbalance and related topics. In her clinical practice, she has helped men and women from all walks of life resolve a variety of personal and career-related problems. As an adjunct to her therapy practice, Dr. Shulman offers coaching and counseling services.
Dr. Shulman is one of a select group of therapists who has been certified in both Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Gottman Method Therapy, research-based approaches backed by decades of work with thousands of couples. Dr. Shulman uses this body of research to help couples overcome anxiety, defensiveness and resistance to change, be it conscious or unconscious. For more information, see www.gottman.com and www.iceeft.com.
Specializing In:
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Psychosomatic illness
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-esteem
  • Personal growth
  • Career-related issues
Education, Training and Memberships:
  • Over 25 years in private practice
  • 10+ years as a practicing attorney
  • Ph.D. Psychoanalysis, California Graduate Institute
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • Clinical Member: National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
  • Member: International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association
  • Certified Gottman Couples Therapist
  • Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
  • Certified AEDP Therapist
  • Certified EMDR Therapist