Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified Biblio/Poetry Therapist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Dr. Diane Hovey works as a guide helping you gain insight necessary to uncovering your personal areas of darkness that block emotional healing and understanding. She works as a marriage and family therapist assisting individuals, families and couples in addressing life altering challenges such as grief, loss, guilt, anxiety, depression, marital problems and other life stressors that impede people’s abilities to navigate the uncertainties of life. Sometimes families fall apart and need help rebuilding healthy relationships. Whatever the need, she helps her clients find practical and down to earth ways to address their specific life challenge. Client goals may include emotional healing, finding understanding, improved communication, clarity of vision, developing more loving relationships or achieving mindfulness in living.
Dr. Hovey received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota where she studied with leading experts in stress theory. Her research focused on those who live with overwhelming life challenges (disability and chronic illness in the family) and how the resulting stressors impact the meanings that drive behaviors.
Diane also develops and creates therapeutic resources to be used by therapists and individuals to improve their potential for healing and well-being.
Certifications & Licensure
LMFT: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #1967 -- MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
CPT: Certified Biblio/Poetry Therapist #2007105 - Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy
CSAT: Certified Sex Addiction Therapist # 2012C-1467 - International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals
Eagala Certified: Equine Assisted Therapy #17117 - The Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association
Comprehensive Clinical Neurofeedback training - EEG info
Hovey, D. (2010). When words are not enough: PhotoTherapy Cards™ for youth and adults. St. Paul, MN: aHeARTT Publications
Hovey, D. (2008). Princess Sophia's Gifts
Hovey, D. (2007). They said we'd know in one year. In Layers of Possibility: Healing Poetry. M. Sluytman (Ed).
Hovey, D. (2006). Below the tip of the iceberg: a poetry therapy workbook for child with special health needs.
Hovey, D. Editor (2001 – 2007). The Muse.
Patterson, J. & Hovey, D. (2000). Family–centered care for children with special health needs: Rhetoric or reality. Family Systems & Health.
Hovey, D. (2000). Parents as partners in the transition process. Impact. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.
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