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Contributor Vivian Diller Ph.D.


Vivian  Diller Ph.D.
Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Prior to becoming a therapist, Diller was a professional dancer with the Cincinnati Ballet Company and a model represented by Wilhelmina Models. As a model, she appeared in magazines such as Seventeen and Glamour, and in national print ads and television commercials. Diller returned to school to earn a Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, and a postdoctoral degree in psychoanalysis from NYU. She has served as a consultant to a major cosmetics company and has made numerous appearances on television discussing issues surrounding beauty and aging. Diller now specializes in working with dancers, models, actors, and athletes who seek help in transitioning to new careers.



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Healing After Losing Loved Ones & A Marriage

 In Walking Home, a deeply touching and honest memoir, Sonia shares how she moved through losing loved ones, a marriage and pieces of her to find


Face It
Face It

Let’s face it: everyone’s getting older. But millions of women, raised to believe that success and happiness are based on their intelligence and accomplishments, face an unexpected challen

Face It
Face It

As models turned psychotherapists, Vivian Diller, Ph.D., and Jill Muir-Sukenick, Ph.D., have had the opportunity to examine the world of beauty from two very different vantage points-one where looks a