Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

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  •  Are you tired of the intrusion of disturbing memories, negative thoughts & unruly emotions?
  • Is your marriage relationship in trouble?  Are there issues with your children?
  • Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or guilt, spiritual concerns?

Diana Karpavage, MA LPCC is available and committed to providing solutions.

             These and other issues are frequent problems in our culture.  It has been a privilege to be trusted by many hundreds of clients over more than 20 years of private practice, and to see people recover, regroup, heal, grow and move on with their lives better than ever!  I am still energized and excited about what I do in this helping profession!  It is wonderfully rewarding to see real change and improvement in my clients; each person so unique and beautiful!  I work with women, men, teens, couples, groups and children.


Strong specialties include:

  • Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Abuses
  • Marriage & Couple Therapy
  • Women's Issues including Pregnancy Losses, Infertility, Mid-Life
  • Spiritual Issues with the Christian Bible as final authority

Additional prevalent issues for treatment:

  • Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship/Family issues
  • Conflicts at Work, School, other
  • Self-improvement & Growth, Life Changes 


    I favor EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral, and Spiritual/Christian therapies which cover important components necessary for healing of people from all persuasions, backgrounds, and socio-ethnic-economic groups.  Addressing the whole person is necessary for complete healing: Physical, Emotional, Psychological, Intellectual & Spiritual.

   An integration of Biblical principles with psychological truths brings comprehensive healing to my clients.  EMDR is an amazing therapy to deal with traumatic events, anxiety, disturbing memories, and nightmares. It reframes negative beliefs, emotional triggers, body sensations and enables processing of the disturbing event.  Cognitive Behavioral therapy deals with faulty thinking, negative emotions and troublesome behaviors.  I teach Christian principles to apply spiritual perspectives to issues of concern.  Targeting "the heart of the matter" with these approaches has proven successful for my clients.  We work together as a team and stay with it until  issues are satisfactorily solved!


My career started when I founded and directed a Pregnancy Care Center, a volunteer non-profit corporation of 16 years helped over 5,000 teens and young women in my small hometown in MD. We provided free pregnancy tests, abstinence education, mothering groups, personal counseling, post-abortion help and material goods. 

From there I became a specialist in post-abortion issues and wrote two publications, both available on my website.  I did many live radio programs about the work of the Center and taught workshops in MD, VA, & DE regarding post-abortion.

I received my degrees in Psychology/Counseling from Liberty University, Lynchburg VA, obtained my MD LCPC license and have been in private practice there for 20 years. I am also a Certified EMDR Therapist using EMDR therapy to address some of the most stubborn issues related to traumatic events and disturbing memories.  I am a referral therapist for New Life Ministries, Focus on the Family, EMDRIA, Inc. and Amen Clinics, Inc.  I recently moved to CA for family, and have begun a practice here with a CA LPCC license. 


Use the Theravive Contact link or contact me through my website dianalpcc.com.  I'm happy to speak with you by phone or email to answer questions, prior to setting up a consultation appointment.  Thank you for this opportunity to introduce myself.  Respectfully submitted, Diana Karpavage, MA LPCC

Diana Karpavage Reaches

Santa Cruz CA