|Ranes, Diane, PhD, LCSW, MSW|
Carolina Partners Counseling Center
Diane Ranes holds a Doctorate (1995) and Masters in Clinical Social Work (1979) from New York University and a second Masters in Health Education from Columbia University with an emphasis on Human Sexuality (1974). She has over 25 years of experience as a clinician, educator, school professional and mental health inpatient administrator. Dr. Ranes has been a research associate in NIMH longitudinal projects on Divorce and Post-Divorce family life (1993), and published her doctorate on the long term effects of post-divorce life on parents under Dr. Constance Ahrons. She is a divorce mediator, marital quality specialist in private practice, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals. Dr. Ranes is particularly interested in the interdisciplinary movement to stabilize quality family life and teaches on the topic. She has worked with traditional and non-traditional families from a wide range of backgrounds.
Dr. Ranes has been on faculty at Western Connecticut State University and Manhattan College-Mt. St Vincent. She has trained graduate Clinical Social Workers and Psychologists at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she conducted courses on Human Sexualities and Sexual Identities. She has also been director of The Women's Center in Chapel Hill and active in services to women. She is currently in practice with Chapel Hill Psychiatric Associates, PA, where she specializes in couples focused on improving marital quality; including those seeking to marry for the first time, to restore longer term marriages, or to prevent destructive divorce or overburdened remarriage situations from developing. She has been interviewed for The New York Times and other media in many of these areas.
Her interest areas are: Collaborative Divorce and Mediation, Co-parenting, Women and Sexual Desire, Mid-Life Divorce Recovery, Marital Quality, Bipolar Spectrum Disorders and Depressive Disorders, Eating Disorders, Adolescents, Chronic Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances.
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