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Diana Hill, Ph.D.


My goal as a psychologist is to help clients live a more meaningful, vital and fulfilling life. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help clients learn new skills and launch them in the direction they want to be moving in their life. 

I take a holistic approach drawing from my rigorous background in the science of behavior and my training in acceptance, compassion and mindfulness. I am a specialist in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I offer workshops and clinical supervision to professionals and in ACT, DBT, and Appetite Awareness Training, and I am a certified yoga instructor.

I completed my undergraduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara, majoring in Biopsychology, followed by a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder (7 years of postgraduate training). I collaborated with Stanford University School of Medicine Psychiatry Department in researching the adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, and completed my postdoctoral fellowship at La Luna Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

When not practicing psychology, I am chasing after my two boys and nine chickens in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California.

Debbie Sorensen, Ph.D.


I am a clinical psychologist, practicing in a medical setting in Denver, Colorado. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University. I have a background in developmental psychology, and my clinical practice focuses on veterans with a variety of physical disabilities and mental health concerns. My primary approach to psychotherapy is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have been a lecturer at Harvard University in the Department of Psychology, and am passionate about teaching and training mental health professionals in ACT and supervising psychology students.

I love living in Colorado, my home state, with my husband and two young daughters, ages 3 and 5. When I’m not busy working or podcasting, I enjoy reading fiction, cooking, travel, and getting outdoors in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. 

Yael Chatav Schonbrun, Ph.D. 


I am a licensed clinical psychologist who wears a number of professional hats: I have a small private practice where I specialize in evidence-based relationship therapy, am an assistant professor at Brown University, and I write for nonacademic audiences about working parenthood. I have a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and completed my postgraduate training at Brown University.

In all areas of my work, I draw on scientific research, my clinical experience, ancient wisdom (with an emphasis on Taoism), and real life experiences with my three little boys.

I lean heavily on psychological approaches that emphasize complementary relationships, such as those between emotion and reason, connection and autonomy, sadness and laughter, and work and parenting. My fascination with relationships between individuals, and between the roles we take on in our lives is fueled by desire to help others and to hone my own compass in this beautifully complicated journey of life.

You can find out more about my writing, including my forthcoming book on work and family, and about my research by clicking the links. You can also follow me on twitter and on Facebook where I post about the science and practice of work and family.