Hi, I’m Diane Eisenman

I am a lifelong seeker of universal wisdom and compassion through my explorations in music, psychology, education, and spirituality. As a young adult, I received a B.A. Music Education and Religion at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, traveling to the Middle East and Southern Europe with other students in order to understand the birthplace of several religions. My early career ventures included a youth and music ministry in a midwest Protestant church, and music education at a vocational high school for students with learning challenges. Subsequently, I received a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago.

Diane's Background

I researched many of the new psychotherapies and spiritual teachings emerging from the 1970’s, as well as traditional religious expressions. In each, I discovered an important aspect of a greater “truth.” Moving to California in the early 80's, I continued my studies and received teaching credentials in Music and Special Education, became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and also completed certification as a Waldorf teacher.

As a coach, I use my training in Gestalt therapy, music and sound therapy, mandala, guided imagery, dream work, transformational psychology and other approaches to create my own unique way of working with clients both in groups and privately. As a teacher, I've taught piano and music theory, and directed a learning center for students needing independent instruction in reading and math. It was very rewarding to teach parents and teachers interpersonal skills through classes in “Effectiveness Training.” As a spiritual leader, I really loved teaching seminary classes in contemporary spirituality, and leading spiritual growth and meditation workshops in churches and wellness centers.

Currently I reside in Pasadena, California, and have a private spiritual coaching practice there. I've also enjoyed volunteering for many years at therapeutic organizations in the foster care system. The awareness I bring to all of my clients comes from an integration of my experiences in psychology, world religions, music, education, and spirituality.

With my husband, a retired aerospace engineer and fellow explorer, I enjoyed discovering new places both within myself and in the ever-changing world of the senses through travel and through exploring great music and art. Bringing the treasures of my discoveries, the gems of wisdom, back home to share with you, is my greatest joy. Even as daily lives become more and more complex, I find the basic truths of living become simpler, clearer, and easier to understand.