Who We Are

Our Practice

Counseling for

  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Professional Issues
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy for post trauma survivors
  • SMART Recovery for persons with addictive behaviors and their family and friends


Our Treatment Focus

We utilize a variety of approaches to develop an individualized plan with you.  These modalities include traditional therapies, SMART Recovery strategies, DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools, guided imagery, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.  All designed with you for your unique needs.

Our Patient Promise

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 



Relationship counseling can be beneficial to people who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationships. Therapy sessions are held with individuals, couples, and families and are a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationships.     

SMART Recovery

Discover the Power of Choice

SMART Recovery is a science-based addiction support group where people learn self-empowering skills and support each other in their recovery.  No matter what your addiction, SMART Recovery can help you change.

What makes SMART Recovery different?  

SMART Recovery advocates choice so that those seeking recovery can choose what works best for them from a "tool box" of methods and strategies.  The goal of SMART Recovery is for you to achieve a healthy, positive, balanced lifestyle and to move on when you feel confident your addictive behavior is behind you, rather than remaining a permanent participant in the program.

SMART Recovery 4-Point Program

  1. Building and maintaining motivation
  2. Coping with urges
  3. Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  4. Living a balanced life

Family and Friends

SMART Recovery strategies and tools are adapted for family and friends of persons with addictive behavior.

Meetings are free of charge

Rapid Resolution Therapy

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is an innovative method that painlessly eliminates the negative influences from traumatic events.  This integrative approach completely resolves the psychological and physiological effects of trauma.

The cutting-edge approach to healing and positive change utilizes precise multilevel hypnotic communication.  Unlike other approaches to trauma treatment which require the client to experience painful emotions while reliving the trauma, RRT clears the effects of trauma gently and painlessly.

The exact traumatic event needing resolution is brought to mind even if it has been represses or forgotten.  The client realizes fully and through every facet of their mind and body that their experiences are finished and gone.  Negative emotions are replaced with energy and peace and self-destructive behavioral patterns disappear.

Diane Vines, RN, PhD, RRT, CNS, PHN, PMH

Partner and Counselor

  • PhD Boston University
  • MEd in Community Mental Health Nursing, New York University
  • BSN Vanderbilt University
  • AA in Nursing, St. Petersburg College

Opening her first practice in Boston in 1978, Dr. Vines continued her practice while concurrently serving as a White House Fellow, founder and director of the National Adult Literacy Initiative with Barbara Bush, hospital and nursing director, vice chancellor, vice president, dean and professor.  Dr. Vines focuses intensively on the latest advances in the field of mental health and incorporates post trauma therapies and cognitive behavioral techniques along with her training in traditional western medicine.  She is a Rapid Resolution Therapist and a SMART Recovery facilitator.

Traditional counseling

Helping with symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression

  • Individual counseling
  • Marital counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Strategies to improve work and professional relationships
  • Talking therapies
  • Reeducation

Contact Us

We're Here for You

Please contact us with questions.

Beacon Associates

73-550 Alessandro Drive, Suite 200, Palm Desert, California 92260, United States

(503) 819-4285


By appointment only

SMART Recovery meeting is Mondays from 6 to 7:30 pm

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