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Darcy Elton, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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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 deeply meaningful life,

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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License information


CO LCSW CSW.09928879

DC LICSW LC200002010


WA LICSW LW 61041184

MA LICSW 1​2​5​7​4​6

UT LCSW 8852727-3501


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.

Darcy has been extremely amazing. She’s listens and makes me feel heard, she understands and always know just what to say. She has a very good way of being there for you she knows when to give advice and also when to acknowledge and validate your thoughts and feelings. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Darcy often can summarize and get to the heart of the matter in such an insightful and elegant way- extremely helpful when one is confused and feeling full of emotions. She gives the support needed and provides tools and ways of thinking to be helpful to learn and grow.

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is great very perceptive listens well and cares for her patients. So appreciative of her and the help she gives!

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She presented me with helpful tools, listened to my concerns, and helped me to get to a better place.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Darcy is amazing! She gives a lot of helpful insights that help me to be more introspective. I've definitely enjoyed my time working with her and would recommend her strongly to others.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Darcy has been nothing short of excellent for me. Shes has always stayed supportive and paitent with listening to my needs and helping me worth through much of the issues that have hindered me thoughout my life. Anyone who is lucky enough to have her as a therapist should be extremely greatful and they will not be disappointed by her experience and resourcefulness.

Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Darcy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd