I have been employed as a Counselor since 2007. Since this time, I have supported many individuals and families obtain identified goals. Prior to entering the field of counseling, I worked as a Social Worker. As a Social Worker, I had the opportunity to nurture professional qualities that have aided in my transition to counseling.
Developing trusting relationships is the foundation of a positive counseling experience. I recognize and embrace the uniqueness in each of my clients. Although I practice from a theoretical background that includes person-centered and cognitive-behavioral models, I tailor my approach to address individual client needs. My counseling style is warm, accepting and encouraging.
Each of us has the capacity for personal growth. As we move through our lives, there are often moments when we feel lost, alone or uncertain about our future. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to receive guidance and support. I have been successful in assisting children, adolescents and adults in this journey.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0602184
Darcel is a fantastic confidant and friend and has been a huge positive in my life.
Written on Sep 24, 2023 after therapy with Darcel for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem
She's good, she listens well and is willing to express things in a different way if you didn't understand them.
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Darcel for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Darcel is phenomenal! I really appreciate her kindness and wisdom!
Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Darcel for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem
Darcel is the type of therapist that everyone dreams of finding. Good humans are in short supply and good mental health support seems even harder to find. And yet, I was instantly matched with her and it was the perfect fit. She's always there whenever I need her and is able to support me and call me on my crap in a way that makes me want to grow and work through my stuff. Sincerely one of the best humans in existence.
Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Darcel for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and grief
Darcel is amazing! She is really insightful and supportive in all of the right ways. She has been really wonderful at listening to my experience, showing compassion and care for what I struggle with, and also challenging me to be accountable to my authentic self and to my goals in therapy.
Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Darcel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
My relationship with my counselor has changed my life. Darcel is professional, attentive and focused on my concerns. I couldn’t imagine going back to my life before counseling. It is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.
Written on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Darcel for 4 months