Diane L. Bedford MA, LPC, CAADC
Senior Clinical Counselor
Degree: Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and advanced certification in substance abuse treatment
Mental Health License: Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
University: Central Michigan University
Age Groups Served: Adolescents and Adults
Therapy Types: Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy
Behavioral Activation Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Collaborative Problem Solving
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide
Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors
Schema Focused Therapy
Diane is a licensed counselor and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Prior to working at Partners in Change, Diane worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in her native town, Alpena, for seven years after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1994 from Lake Superior State University. She worked as the Addiction and Recovery Services Coordinator and an outpatient counselor at Family and Children's Services for the past 11 years. She also worked as a counselor for the TenSixteen Recovery Network, and Easter Seals in Pontiac with their specialized unit Collaborative Solutions working with those involved with the legal system and addiction. Diane specializes in individual, family, and addiction therapy. She has many years of experience working with adults and adolescents facing addiction, anxiety, grief, depression, and other concerns.
She spends her free time with her three daughters and eight grandchildren. She enjoys working out, the outdoors, and camping.