Diane Cartwright, LMSW

Owner, Hope Is Here Counseling Services,
Lead Therapist

I became a social worker because at key moments in my life when I needed more than an inspirational quote or a positive attitude to get me through some difficult times, I reached out to compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated individuals who guided me as I discovered my own ability to heal some of my emotional wounds. Because of my own journey and because of those caring individuals who have helped me along the way, I too have a strong desire to utilize my talents to serve others who may be blocked from discovering their own innate ability to heal themselves emotionally.

I enjoy working with clients as they gain insight into their struggles so they can identify healthy tools to overcome those struggles. My clients will encounter a non-judgmental and caring environment that promotes growth, healing, and empowerment. Because everyone comes to therapy with unique challenges and values, I use an individualized approach to meet clients’ specific needs, incorporating research-based strategies that draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction approach.

My Treatment Approach


    • Individuals
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Adolescents


    • Preteen/Tweens 11 to 13
    • Adolescent/teenagers 14-19
    • Adults
    • Elders 65 plus


    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)
    • Parenting Challenges
    • Work life balance
    • Divorce and Co-parenting issues
    • Family Conflict
    • Grief
    • Oppositional Defiance
    • Psychological, Emotional and Mental Abuse
      • Victims of gaslighting or narcissist
    • Couples Counseling
    • Self Esteem/Self Confidence
    • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
      • Teen or Adult victim of Child Sexual Abuse/Physical Abuse
      • Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
    • Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment Orientation

    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral techniques (DBT)
    • Integrative Approach
    • Mindfulness-based strategies
    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

University Professor

Adjunct professor at WSU School of Social Work


Master of Social Work (MSW)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Associate of General Study


State of Michigan: License Master Social Worker number: 6801092261


Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association (MMHCA)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Wayne State University Alumni


Licensed (Clinical) Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Mental Health Professional (MHP)

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

Child Mental Health Professional (CMHP)

Qualified Intelectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Board of Director at Haven Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Shelter  https://www.haven-oakland.org

Sex Therapist, Trained at University of Michigan, School of Social Work Sexual Health Certification


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Please feel free to contact us, to explore how we can be helpful during this time.


(248) 284-4226