​​"I am very pleased to recommend Diane Adlestein, Ph.D. as a consultant for treating clients with DID.  Consultation with her has enabled me to work with this very challenging and rewarding population.  I live in a small town with limited educational resources available.... Finding Diane has enabled me to feel supported and encouraged in treatment persons with DID...  She provides extremely practical guidance and education, suggests resources and techniques that are very helpful...  I highly recommend her to you as a positive resource in your work."

                                                                                                                   Barbara Blevins, LCSW-C

"Diane has been tremendously helpful in my work with long term patients who suffer from complex trauma.  The depth of her understanding and knowledge combined with her empathic flexible style has been invaluable. Whether consulting on a one time basis or more regularly, Diane's skill and experience are sure to be of help.  I highly recommend her. "

"Diane, I want to thank you for all of the amazing help you've provided in my work with (client).  I so appreciate it!!!  Could never have gotten to this place without it."

                                                                                                                    Michelle Stone, LCSW-C




Diane Adlestein, PH.d.



​​     Dr. Diane Adlestein is a licensed psychologist with 25 years of experience in providing specialized care for individuals with histories of trauma.  She served as The Director of Postdoctoral Training of The Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt and has extensive experience in providing training, supervision, and consultation to clinicians working with trauma-related conditions, including Complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. 

  In addition to her specialty practice in trauma, Dr. Adlestein treats individuals struggling to manage depression and/or anxiety as well as more general difficulties in coping with stress.


Ph.D.,  Clinical Psychology,  University of Miami, 1994.

M.S.,    Clinical Psychology,  University of Miami, 1992 .

B.A.,     Psychology,  Haverford College, 1989.


Director of Postdoctoral Training & Staff Psychologist, The Trauma Disorders Program, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, 1997 - 2015.


Attending Psychologist, The Trauma Disorders Program Inpatient Unit, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, 1996 - 2000.


Faculty, Postdoctoral Institute in Trauma, Maryland Psychological Association, 2007 - 2008.


Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dissociative Disorders Program, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, 1995 - 1996.


Intern, The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, 1993 - 1994.

Certified in Criticial Incident Stress Debriefing, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, 1999.

Trained in Clinical Hypnosis, American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, 1996. 


Member, Maryland Psychological Association, 1995 - present.   

Member, American Psychological Association, 1995 - present.

Member, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation,  2007   - present.