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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​

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

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.  

Personal Information:

She spends her free time with her three daughters and eight grandchildren.  She enjoys working out, the outdoors, and camping.​

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