Diahann Klein, MA, LMFT
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Co-Owner
“There is hope. There is help. This is the message I want clients to hear.”
Diahann offers the unique combination of extensive clinical and executive experience, as well as a personal connection to recovery, in all aspects of her leadership. She serves our community as a team leader, coordinating effective and client-focused eating disorder and substance abuse treatment at every level of care.
Diahann graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in Vermont, with a degree in Political Science and a concentration in Musical Performance. She studied Political Science at the London School of Economics and went on to pursue careers in her dual interests of both politics and entertainment in Manhattan and Los Angeles. Her personal experience with an eating disorder and subsequent recovery motivated Diahann to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has led to clinical work with a variety of populations and needs.
As CEO, Diahann oversees all divisions of La Ventana, including all sixteen residential eating disorder, substance abuse and detox facilities; partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services; transitional living homes, and La Ventana’s non-profit division, La Vista. She has extensive knowledge of the comprehensive care necessary for treatment, as well as clinical experience with those struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, and co-occurring diagnoses. Her plans for future growth and expansion are in alignment with her profound understanding of the complexities of eating disorders and addiction, supporting her commitment to comprehensive care and further advancement of ethical practices and professional standards.
Diahann is an active member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), and is immediate past President of the Los Angeles Chapter. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), the Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) and the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). In her community roles, she has developed eating disorder workshops and high-level professional trainings for practitioners, and led eating disorder awareness education and intervention campaigns. Diahann believes “Witnessing and facilitating the healing process is what drives, inspires, and sustains me in every aspect of my day-to-day work.”