I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Diane “Dani” Smith and I work at the Nightingale Center in Yorba Linda. I am also employed at Chapman University and work in the area of Student Life. I am a certified mediator and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love what I do and enjoy working with individuals, couples and families.

How long have you wanted to feel better and be happy?
I encourage you to start today! Research has shown that much of our unhappiness and many symptoms of depression and anxiety can be alleviated by changing our thoughts and modifying the way we think. It’s true! By changing our thoughts and modifying how we see things we can start to feel better and be on the way to becoming a more satisfied and a happier person! The road to a more rewarding and happy life requires commitment and hard work. It requires changing how we think and how we interact with our environment. I truly believe that the hard work is worth it! I invite you to begin changing your life today. Life is full of disappointments and difficulties. But life also offers us many opportunities. Don’t let life pass you by.

If you are interested in developing skills to assist you in building healthy relationships, if you would like to feel better and be happy and if you would like to work with a therapist who genuinely cares for her clients, call the Nightingale Center today!

  • Build more fulfilling relationships
  • Improve you communication skills
  • Repair broken relationships
  • Build close families
  • Increase intimacy
  • Empower yourself

To be happy we must first develop peace within ourselves. In our hectic and fast paced world we need this ability more than ever.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Diane “Dani” Smith, PhD, MFT #MFC33630

These are just a few of the things people have to say about Dani Smith:

“Dani Smith makes me want to be a better person. She sets such a high example of being a caring, loving, and peaceful person that she makes you want to go out and set the same example for others. She is truly a wonderful human being.” J.E. Anaheim Hills, CA

Dani is perhaps one of the most sensitive, supportive and insightful people I know. Since I met her 6 years ago I have been drawn to her sincerity and wisdom which she uses to support and encourage the growth of others. She is completely committed to effectively helping people live their best. N.A. Fullerton, CA

Dr. Dani Smith’s work at Chapman University:

PEER and Health Education

This web site was designed for Chapman University students. It provides information related to a student’s physical, social and mental well being. Referral links are provided that can be utilized by others. Areas include alcohol and other drug education (Choicepoints), rape and sexual assault prevention education (CARES), HIV/AIDS, STD education (SECS), conflict resolution (Mediation), responsible decision making, anger management, stress management, smoking cessation, men’s and women’s health, eating disorders, good nutrition and related issues (Mental/Physical).

Read more about these programs at Chapman’s website.

I have also developed a number of presentations that includes one entitled: Relationships, Communication and Intimacy. This program can be divided into modules of 1 to 1 1/2 hours each or presented in a 2-3 hour block. It is suitable for young adults, married and engaged couples and divorced individuals. The program examines issues related to intimacy in relationships, expanding our limited view of the word to include a multi-dimensional view. It gives tips and pointers to help individuals develop healthy relationships. Additionally, there is a conflict resolution component that can also be added to the program.

Diane “Dani” Smith, Ph.D.
Marriage and Family Therapist
Contact 714-449-2444