Darcy Elton

LCSW, LICSW

About Me

Welcome! Are you looking for support? Want to make a change in your life? I'd love to join you on your journey. I’m passionate about helping people heal and achieve their personal goals, hopes, and dreams. To me, counseling is an individualized process where I get to know you for the unique person you are to best offer support, collaborative problem solving, and resources to help get you where you want to go. People find me to be warm, compassionate, sincere and non-judgmental. I approach my work with holistic wellness in mind and am sensitive to the cultural backgrounds/intersectional identities of those I have the privilege of working with. Because of my expertise and commitment to empowering others, you can build upon your own inherent ability to navigate tough circumstances and the challenges life throws our way in work with me.

I received my Bachelor’s in Human Development & Social Justice and my Master’s of Social Work at Southern University at New Orleans. As an LCSW/LICSW, I'm licensed in Washington, Oregon, Utah, and Arizona with over 10 years experience in counseling. I use a variety of approaches including narrative therapy, existential therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR (not currently offering EMDR on BetterHelp), Gottman Method, Seeking Safety, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, creative expressive therapies, play therapy, and more. I have experience working with all ages- from birth to elders. My experience includes training other counselors, work in counseling centers, in integrated healthcare, in major teaching/research universities, in hospice/homecare, in non-profits, in schools and more in rural and urban areas. Some specialty areas of mine include life transitions, spirituality, trauma, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTQ issues, marginalization, personal growth, among others.

Outside of this work, I enjoy spending time in nature, growing food, being with my loved ones, creative projects, and exploring new places.

Everyone deserves support and I look forward to connecting! My biggest hope for our work together is that you will achieve the healing and growth you desire to both feel better and build a meaningful life worth living.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-16662 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LCSW #L7617 (Expires: 2024-01-30)

LCSW #8852727-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LICSW #LW61041184 (Expires: 2022-12-15)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Darcy Elton. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.B. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I love Darcy. She has been so helpful to me and I wish she could be everyone's therapist!

Written by A.M. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been working with Darcy for a little over a year and feel so comfortable and confident with her. She has helped me navigate through a divorce, sexual assault and family & friendship relationships. She has let me go at my pace but also asks me ahead of time, what do you want to talk about this session so we make sure we cover that. We are still going but the way I feel today vs a year ago is tremendous!
A lot has happened this last year in many relationships and it has been

Written by J.O. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's been excellent in helping me understand myself, great job all around.

Written by K.I. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Darcy has been instrumental in helping me achieve clarity in my spousal relationship. She is a good listener while also providing guidance and insight into the patterns I describe within our relationship. She also provides writing prompts during the week to help with items I’ve described are challenging for me. I’d highly recommend Darcy to someone who needs help in dealing with personal relationships.

Written by R.A. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Darcy is one of the most caring people I have ever been in contact with. She is kind and supportive, and truly wants the best for you. She is extremely validating and makes you feel heard. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by C.H. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Darcy has been awesome. The way she is able to hear me & frame things for me has been amazing. I’m feeling real progress & growth. Her positive feedback & outlook are inspiring.

Written by A.N. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Darcy has been nothing but helpful in my road to mental healing; shes been supportive, thoughtful and helpful 100% of the time. She surely deserves high praise!

Written by E.R. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, adhd, grief, addictions, and bipolar disorder

Darcy Elton is a wonderful therapist. She is kind, warm, respectful and truly listens and engages with her patients.

Written by S.A. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

From day one of being matched with Darcy, she was helpful, considerate, and supportive. Our sessions have been used to talk about what has been most pressing in my week or exciting. She often sends me journal prompts or assignments that I can complete during the week as I find helpful. So far I’m really happy with her work as my therapist!

Written by S.H. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Darcy is very personable and easy to talk to! I’m excited to be working with her.

Written by Z.O. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I love Darcy! I wish we had more time with her!

Written by C.H. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

After my first therapy appointment, I felt like I had a better grasp on what direction I wanted to take with some life choices.

Written by K.E. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Darcy has been very understanding and reassuring in the amount of time we’ve been in contact and I’m looking forward to continuing this process!

Written by R.I. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

First session was great! Cant wait to continue my therly withb

Written by N.O. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Darcy is very nice and professional. She listens to what I have to say and offers good advice. I wouldn't want any other therapist:)

Written by M.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Very helpful, great listener, and supportive.

Written by A.L. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Darcy is extremely easy to talk to, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I feel super comfortable speaking with her and I really like that she can listen to my thoughts and feelings and validate them by expressing her understanding. She is non-judgmental and extremely supportive and encouraging. I would highly recommend her!

Written by J.E. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Darcy has been a tremendous help. She listens attentively and creates a safe environment where one can express freely. Her reasonings and perspectives are supportive and open minded while keeping a professional tone at all times.

Written by R.A. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Darcy is great! I really appreciate the time she takes to make me feel heard, and address what's currently going on with me, not just the initial reason I started therapy. She gives me "homework" (which I asked for), and it helps remind me to take a moment and work on myself, even if I can't do it right then. She empathetic and knowledgeable, and I look forward to our weekly sessions.

Written by M.E. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I've only met with Darcy once so far, but I'm excited to continue with her. She is welcoming, warm and caring. I felt comfortable with her very quickly. She's already offered great advice and made me feel validated in my feelings.

Written by J.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

Working with Darcy was an absolute joy; I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity. Conversation was always upbeat and solution-oriented, ensuring I always left feeling good about my situation and having a clear idea of what to do next. Just a really nice, smart, good person to listen and reflect with; exactly what I needed for this moment in my life, and I'm nothing but grateful.

Written by T.O. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Darcy has interesting ways of reframing, or questioning my issues which has allowed me to work through them. Or at least start to open myself up to the work. She also is very supportive and validating, always giving me space to speak and always responding to subtler things, along with the overarching concerns. Darcy is great!

Written by A.L. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I think Darcy is extremely kind, compassionate and I would recommend her to ANYONE and EVERYONE!!

Written by A.L. on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am so glad I got matched up with Darcy! She has been incredibly understanding and compassionate when listening to some of my concerns. Her insight has been so helpful when unpacking some of the experiences I have been going through.

Written by D.O. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve been with Darcy for 2 weeks now and it’s been incredible. She’s judgment free with such a soothing voice! It feels like I’m talking to a very knowledgeable friend. I’m very happy to have found her!

Written by K.E. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Darcy is kind and understanding!! Super knowledgeable and intuitive. Incredible!

Written by T.O. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Darcy Elton is very helpful and very understanding of my issues.

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