Estrada, Diane

Diane Estrada PhD

Associate Professor Emerita
  • School of Education & Human Development


Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

Diane Estrada joined the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD)in 1999 as the Director of The Counseling and Family Therapy Center and the CU-Denver Student Counseling Center. In 2001, she decided to return to the classroom to train students in multicultural responsive counseling practices at California State University Sacramento. In 2003, she returned to the SEHD as a faculty member in the counseling program where she has served in various leadership positions.

Prior to coming to CU Denver, Estrada was a faculty member at Florida Atlantic University. She also worked in community mental health agencies, and established a family therapy practice working with a diverse population of clients.

Estrada's hobbies include hiking, biking, snowshoeing with her husband, daughter, and canine child.

Areas of Expertise

  • Multicultural Issues in Clinical Supervision, Family Therapy Training, and Institutional Policy
  • The lived experience of faculty and students of color in the Academy

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BS University of Florida
  • M. Ed & ED.S. University of Florida
  • PhD University of Florida


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate



  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development
  • International Family Therapy Academy