Diana was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys nature and animals. After living for twenty-six years on a small farm that was home to horses, goats, geese, ducks, dogs, and cats in Snohomish, Washington, she and her husband relocated to La Conner, Washington. She has been with her husband, William Henry Taylor, for over forty years. He is a lawyer in nearby Everett. They have a daughter, Katherine Lee Taylor, who is also an attorney.
Diana F. Lee is an accomplished counselor with over four decades of experience empowering people to resolve issues and make positive changes in their lives. She emphasizes skill building and work on grief, spirituality, and creativity while collaborating with other health care professionals to facilitate improved self-worth and a balanced, spiritually based lifestyle.
Diana has master’s degrees in education/counseling, public administration, and a post-master’s certificate in Transforming Spirituality, all from Seattle University; she has also completed a program in counseling chemical dependency issues. She worked as a probation officer for fifteen years and has been in private practice since 1983 treating individuals, families, and couples. She has many years of group work with adults in addiction recovery. Diana is now working as a spiritual director in her private practice, as well. She is a local and international speaker on mental health and addiction issues. For the last fourteen years, she has used three therapy dogs in her practice.
Diana loves to travel and has been profoundly influenced by European, Asian, and Russian cultures. With her interest in spiritual growth, Diana has visited numerous temples, churches, monasteries, and other sacred sites. A lifelong lover of horses, she has ridden in most of the countries she has visited and presently has an Icelandic horse named Katina that she rides in the Skagit Valley. She has many creative outlets and has held numerous art shows that included her wall hangings, photography, clothing, purses, and jewelry. She also enjoys designing gardens and homes. Diana has also published four books about spirituality, life skills, and the therapy dogs she uses in her counseling practice.