About Dr. Sharpe

I am a Clinical Psychologist, licensed by the State of California (PSY #16814) and have been in practice since 1994. My experience and clinical training is broad and includes work with many different people in a variety of settings. In addition to private practice, my experience includes:



​Adjunct Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Here, I taught Doctoral level classes in Psychotherapy with Diverse Populations, Body and Mind, and Dissertation Research and Development; I also served as chairperson on dissertation committees.

Dean of Academics, Professional School of Psychology​

As Dean, I oversaw all academic activity and developed curricula for doctoral and master's level classes.


Adjunct Faculty, Professional School of Psychology

I taught classes in Cross-Cultural Counseling, Lifespan Development, Psychology and Spirituality, and Personality Theory.



I've worked with pre-licensed and licensed clinicians at the Ventura Veteran’s Center and in my private practice.



As a psychologist, I’ve worked as an expert witness in personal injury and labor law cases, and served on a panel of medical experts for the Social Security Administration.


As a Vocational Expert, I provided testimony in social security, personal injury, divorce, medical malpractice and labor law cases.



​Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Injured Workers, Worker’s Compensation


Psychological Evaluator, Veterans Administration


Recreational Therapist, Devereux Foundation



Doctorate in Clinical Psychology​, ​Professional School of Psychology


​Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, Professional School of Psychology


Master of Arts Degree in Education​, University of California Santa Barbara​​​​​​​​​​


​Bachelor of Arts Degree in Combined Social Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara​

Dr. Diana Sharpe, Psy.D.