Hello! I’m so thrilled that you have taken that sometimes difficult first step in reaching out for support. I firmly believe that in order to get the most benefit out of therapy, you need to find a provider that you will feel comfortable with and understood by. I would love to be considered as your therapist to help you in your journey of improvement and growth, so to help you determine if I would be a compatible therapist for you, I have included additional information below regarding my experience and therapy style.
I have been a social worker for five years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with individuals who are struggling with self harming behaviors, anxiety, ADHD symptoms, trauma, intimate relationships, family conflict, and LGBTQ+ issues. I tend to work from a very client-centered and strengths based lens and want to work with you to help you grow in whatever capacity you feel is needed. The feedback that I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental while being supportive in an honest, yet direct way. Whether you are new to the world of therapy or have a lot of experience working with a therapist, my goal is to walk alongside you to help you feel empowered in making changes to improve your overall quality of life. My services are what you need them to be, whether that’s to be an unbiased ear to listen to you, to help guide you in learning new skills, or to help you gain new perspectives of situations in your life.
I can provide services through whatever method is most comfortable for you: phone call, video call, or chat. I do find that it is helpful initially to participate in video sessions together to build rapport, but I am happy to accommodate whatever method is best for you. Most of my availability is in the morning and some afternoons as well as some weekends, but I do check messages daily. If you have questions about additional availability not shown on my schedule, please reach out!
Choosing a practitioner is a deeply personal choice, and I encourage you to think about what you most hope to gain from therapy. If you feel that, based on my experience and therapeutic style, I would be a compatible therapist for you, I would be honored to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2020033073
Darbi is the best. She's always listened to me and provided me support in ways I didn't even know I needed.
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Darbi for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Darbi is amazing! She gave me so many tools to get me "back on track" and was attentive, kind, and genuinely interested in helping me better myself and where I was at. THANK YOU to Darbi for everything!
Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Darbi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
a very lovely lady, i enjoy talking to her! it's my first time doing therapy and she has really made it easy!
Written on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Darbi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Really appreciate Darbi.
Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Darbi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue