Dianne Grande, Ph.D.

Dianne Grande PhD


Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Area of Focus:

  • Assessment and treatment of Anxiety and Panic Disorders, including PTSD
  • Assessment and treatment of Depressive Disorders, including Bipolar Depression 
  • Management of personality disorders,  narcissistic behaviors,  codependency, and self-esteem issues
  • Couples Counseling using Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
  • Communication skills, including assertive communication and active listening skills


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Loyola University
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Loyola College
B.A. Human Biology, Brown University

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Professional Background

Dianne Grande Ph.D. is an experienced psychotherapist who has worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. She currently works primarily with adults who are coping with anxiety disorders and/ or mood disorders, as well as with couples in all stages of their relationships. She has had extensive experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Insight Therapy for individuals. She conducts Couples Therapy with a basis in Attachment Theory, as practiced with Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. 

Dr. Grande’s clinical experience ranges from working with young children and teens to working with older adults.  Her work has included:  evaluation of ADD/ADHD in children and teens,  providing group therapy to veterans in  Veterans Administration clinics (Baltimore, Chicago), contributing to team treatment of individuals in inpatient psychiatric hospitals (Baltimore), and teaching assertive communication skills to college students (Chicago). She completed 8 years of consulting with medical and mental health professionals in the care of older adults in assisted living and skilled nursing homes. 

Dr. Grande has contributed to a number of online mental health forums, particularly on the topics of expectations in marriage, happiness in marriage, and date night for couples. She has also participated in podcasts on the topics of communication skills for couples and emotional vulnerability as a strength.   

Professional Affiliations

Contributor To The Following Publications
Psychology Today
Thrive Global
Mind Mastery Lab