Diana Barnes, Psy.D PMH-C
Diana Barnes, Psy.D PMH-C

Diana Barnes, Psy.D, LMFT, PMH-C

Perinatal Psychosis Task Force

Diana Lynn Barnes is a psychotherapist who has been specializing in women’s reproductive mental health for over 25 years. Frequently interviewed by the media, Dr. Barnes is also widely published on all facets of women’s mental health around the childbearing years. She wrote the guidelines for the assessment and treatment of perinatal mental health disorders for the Perinatal Advisory Council of Los Angeles and she is the editor and contributing author of the definitive reference text on Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan, published by Springer. She is a past president of Postpartum Support International and currently sits on their Advisory Council. Dr. Barnes is a trainer for PSI’s webinar series.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Barnes is a subject matter expert on maternal mental health and the criminal justice system and is frequently retained by legal counsel on cases of perinatal psychosis and infanticide, unperceived pregnancy and neonaticide as well as child abuse and neglect where a child/children may have been harmed. She is the current Chair of the International Marce Society Special Interest Group on Forensics and Maternal Mental Health. She is a lecturer at the Women’s Life Center at UCLA. She is a clinical member of the California Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the International Marce Society, Marce of North America and is a board member of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2009, Dr. Barnes received a lifetime achievement award from the Eli Lilly Foundation for her extraordinary contributions to the field of maternal mental health and child-bering-related mood disorders. She maintains a private practice in the greater Los Angeles area.