Dianne Durante, Ed.S., NCC
Author and motivational speaker Dianne Durante is a licensed marriage and family therapist and nationally certified counselor with over 30 years experience as an educator and counselor. As director of Anchor Counseling and
Training Center, she works with individual adults, adolescents and children, as well as with families. Ms. Durante uses an eclectic approach in her counseling. Trained in Family Systems Theory, she embraces behavioral, cognitive, narrative and psychoeducational techniques to create an individualized treatment plan for her clients. A caring nature and commitment to her profession make her a sought after therapist.
Ms. Durante has written grants and educational programs for the displaced homemaker and teenage parents. Her most recent grant (1997-1998) from the Women's Fund of the Community Foundation is for a unique self-esteem program, "Circle of Hearts: Women mentoring Women". An innovative educator, Ms. Durante has created and conducted parent education programs for the traditional and blended family, as well as support groups for divorced parents and children
of divorce. She has taught psychology and sociology courses for Barry University on Women, Aging Death and Love. Ms. Durante has hosted her own radio talk show, Personal Perspectives on WNOG-1270 AM (1991-1992)
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Durante is a frequent speaker to business, civic and professional groups. Her book and trademark lecture program, "It's In The Bag"
helps people learn, laugh and remember the basics of living a healthy, happy life. Her customized lecture programs include such topics as: Increasing Your Business and Energizing Your Relationships, Aging Gracefully, Creative Problem Solving, Weaving Wellness, Birth Order and How It Affects Our Relationships, Positive Parenting, Stress
Management, and Self-Esteem.
Ms. Durante completed her Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She earned her M.Ed. in Counseling Education at William Patterson College in Wayne, New Jersey and her BS in EducationfPsychology from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. She has completed advanced training in Women, Family Systems
and Alcohol Studies from Rutgers/UMD New Jersey, as well as training in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. As part of her continuing education in working with affluent families on estate planning issues, Durante attended the 1999 AAMFT Winter Institute on Family Owned Business and Corporate Consulting. Ms Durante is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Florida Speakers Association as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the
American Counseling Association and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. For her extensive work with individuals, families and groups, and her voluntary services during times of national tragedy, Ms. Durante was named Mental Health Professional of the Year by the Mental Health Association of Collier County.
IT'S IN THE BAG!: Lessons for Joyful Living
Popular speaker and author, DIANNE DURANTE, ED.S., presents her innovative seminar series, It's In The Bag: Lessons for Joyful Living!. Known for her inspirational, interactive presentations, Dianne
combines symbols and stories to keep audiences learning and laughing.
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: Communicating With Your Head & Your Heart
GETTING TO KNOWN YOU, GETTING TO KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU: Celebrating Your Uniqueness
CIRCLES OF HEARTS: Creating A More Connected & Passionate Life
HOW TO "BEE" RIGHT (BRAINED): Creativity for Work, Home, Play
ORBIT WITH CARE: IT"S YOUR CHILD IN THERE!: Parenting for the Millenium
VINTAGE BODIES, SEASONED MINDS: Aging Gracefully
A PARTIAL LIST OF EDUCATORS, PARENTS AND GROUPS DIANNE HAS SPOKEN TO...
- Princess Cruise Lines, Yangtze River, China
- Maxwell's Restaurant, Naples, Florida
- Fredon Township Teachers Association. New Jersey
- ASAP Software Company, Florida
- Barnes and Noble, Naples, Florida
St. Teresa Catholic Schools PTA, Jew Jersey
- Cashiers Public Library, Cashiers, North Carolina
- Allamuchy Schools Teachers Association, New Jersey
- Immokalee Teen Parent Program, Immokalee, Florida
- Planned Parenthood of Collier County, Florida
- Roxbury Township Teacher Training, New Jersey
- Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Massachusetts
- New Jersey Professional Counselors Association, Spring State Convention, New Jersey
Welcome Home Services, Naples, Florida
- Tempo International Women's Conference, Marco island, Florida
- St. Ann's PTA, Naples, Florida
- Pelican Marsh Elementary School PTA, Naples, Florida
- Insurance Women of Collier County, Naples, Florida
- Pine Ridge Middle School Teacher Training for Gifted, Naples, Florida
- Pine Ridge Middle School PTA, Naples, Florida
- Pelican Bay Country Club, Naples, Florida
Collier's Reserve Country Club, Naples, Florida
- M.S. Homes, Naples, Florida