Dianne Grande, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families in the western suburbs of Chicago for over 25 years. For nine of those years, Dr. Grande was also a consultant for several assisted-living facilities, where she advised staff and counseled residents and family members.
Dr. Grande’s specialty is teaching couples how to manage their conflicts and realize their potentials as a team. Her clinical background gives her insight into each person’s emotional needs as well as the ongoing effects of prior experiences. Clients are guided toward managing their own needs so that they may bring self-awareness and personal responsibility to their relationship. They learn skills to improve communication, strengthen their friendship, and manage conflict. When each of them applies the effort and courage to change their interactions, they experience more personal satisfaction as well as greater joy in their relationship.