About me

My name is Darice Dodd and I am a fully licensed therapist (LPC) in Georgia and Missouri with almost 20 years of extensive education, training, and experience in the mental health and substance abuse/ addictions field. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a credential awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors (Board-Certified) and a Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) . I graduated from Georgia State University, with both a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling and Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy simultaneously. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD, grief and loss, anger management, etc. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse.

My counseling style is eclectic, meaning I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities to create the ideal treatment to meet the client's needs. I strive to provide a safe, supportive, nonjudgemental, and empathic therapeutic environment. I believe that everyone is uniquely different and may not respond to a one size fits all therapeutic modality. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, person centered, family systemic, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific goals and desires. I tend to work with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. My specialties include assessment/evaluation, substance abuse/addictions counseling, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, etc. I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents, couples and families within a multitude of different settings.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , 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), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 16

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC005976

MO LPC 2012041490


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Darice Dodd. 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 on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She’s been amazing

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Darice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Darice has been a wonderful therapist. She listens and is super empathetic and gives hands-on solutions to all of my issues. The only challenge I sometimes have is with scheduling at a time that works for me, but we figure out a way to work around it.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She helped me discover who I truly am and has helped me through one of the worst times in my life. I couldn’t have done it without her in my circle . She is kind and compassionate and knows when to speak and when to listen. I couldn’t have asked for a better fit

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 2 years and 10 months

Thank you for three great years!!

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Best therapist ever. Hands down.

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Darice is wonderful! And spot on.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Darice is always amazing. I would have never reached this place in my life without her guidance, wisdom, patience, and care. I am so very thankful and blessed that she was chosen for me when I started Betterhelp because it has changed my life.

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Darice is an amazing, intelligent, caring person. Makes me feel heard, seen and valid and helps me work through my issues.

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s the best!

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 11 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Darice is so helpful I’m so happy I met her

Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing person. Listening to every little detail that I don’t even catch sometimes. Overall I’m a better person talking to Darcie

Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Darice for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Darice is an extremely caring therapist and considers her clients’ lives and circumstances while asking inviting questions for her clients to become more insightful and encourages independence in their lives while supporting them with reminders and strategies as needed.

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Darcie has made me feel listened to and genuinely addresses my concerns and has helped provide me with strategies to enable me to manage my issues, anxiety and concerns .

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is very friendly and easy to talk to. Makes therapy a very light and easy process to get into!

Written on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Darice is awesome! Very lucky to have gotten her as my therapist first thing and I couldn't be happier. She has helped immensely.

Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Darice has been my counsellor for about 4 months and has been helping me traverse major traumas as well as navigating burnout, depression and anxiety. She's been a really strong support and wonderfully helpful. I have always avoided therapy because of a fear of judgment but with Darice, I've found none.

Written on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is so wonderful and she listens very much so and I’m starting to come along so so

Written on May 30, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

I went through a few different counselors before finding Darice. She has been the most genuine, empathetic, understanding and caring therapist I have ever had and I feel SO grateful and lucky to be able to work with her. She makes you feel comfortable right from the start and provides a very safe and friendly space to talk and open up. You can tell she genuinely cares about YOU as a person - rather than just as another client... I couldn’t recommend her any higher.

Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Darice is an incredible counselor. She is an amazing and empathetic listener, and I feel that she understands me deeply. She is great at identifying behavioural patterns that are hindering me and works with me to make meaningful change in my day to day habits.

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's really great and speaks to you with the kind of ease and humour of a friend but with the expertise and advice of a counsellor which suits me really well.

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She worked with me to make sure I got use of my first session even though I thought to cancel due to life

Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Amazing service! Has helped me cope and understand my lack of self love and appreciate for myself. I’m feeling better in the last two months I’ve had counseling then the last year. Thank you!!

Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Darice is the best therapist I’ve worked with to date. She’s an excellent listener, puts a lot of thought into the questions she asks , provokes deep thinking and gives insightful responses. Cannot recommend her enough to those looking for a kind intelligent understanding therapist.

Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Darius is great!!!! Couldn’t ask for a better therapist. She makes me feel so comfortable.

Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Darice is extremely easy to talk with, she is realistic, and listens to my issues. She provides me with various coping strategies and I have already recommended her to a number of people.

Written on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Darice was an excellent listener and I felt like I was chatting to a friend, she made me feel comfortable and helped me through some relationship anxiety.

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I was a bit nervous about getting counselling online but Darice was very understanding and soon became more relaxed about doing it online. I’m very grateful to her for adapting to my circumstances and needs. She provided me with plenty of resources and has actively kept contact with me.

Written on Jan 17, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

I just cannot say enough about Darice! She is the best counsellor I ever had . I can't even believe all the progress I have made with her help. Would highly recommend !

Written on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Darice has excellent listening skills and notices things I haven’t been aware of, helping me get to know myself better. She’s able to provide a wide range of coping mechanisms I can use in my day to day life. She has made it very easy for me to open up and deal with issues in my past I haven’t fully dealt with before, helping me move on and improve my self esteem.

Written on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Darice for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, and coping with life changes

Man, she’s too good. Shes not feeding me BS, shes getting straight to the core of my issues and helping be destroy them and take back my life! I thank her for the things that she’s doing for me and where she has and will take me, 10/10

Written on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate that she very supportive and reaches out to me just to see how my day and week are going.

Written on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and bipolar disorder

Darice Dodd is extremely knowledgeable and caring. Great insight and excellent ideas for work on personal issues outside of the face-to-face counseling. I am very confident in her expertise.

Written on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 1 year on issues concerning trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Darice is an excellent counselor. I can't think of enough warm things to say about Darice. I'd like to say that she's warm, encouraging, and supportive but that's barely scratching the surface. Just blessed to have her.

Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Darice Dodd is a perceptive and kind listener who has helped me see my problems and thought processes in a new light. She is non-judgmental and easy to talk to, while also being very good at challenging negative thought patterns. I look forward to speaking with her whenever I can.

Written on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I love the way she really tries to understand what I’m saying and delve into my past to try to help me understand what’s going on

Written on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Darice is very friendly and keeps me grounded in a great way.
:)

Written on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Darice is a gem. She's attentive and thoughtful and I can tell she genuinely wants me to served in therapy and in my life. We're only three sessions in, but I look forward to therapy with her weekly. She's upbeat and pleasant, and isn't afraid to crack a joke or try to get a laugh in. She asks hard questions and gives me the tools I need to find the answers to them. I feel hopeful.

Written on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, com

Darcie is like talking to a wise old friend who’s been around the block and knows her stuff. She always makes sure I feel safe and calm despite whatever’s going on. Talking to her greatly diminished my feelings of anxiety and gave me some hope

Written on Sep 19, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

so far so good. Excellent service and replies when I need an answer or just to check in on me

Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She is very unbias and an amazing analyzer

Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Extremely helpful therapy with Darice. I feel seen and heard by her. I look forward to growing in sessions with her.

Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Darice has been extremely helpful and compassionate. I feel very fortunate to be matched with her.

Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

So thankful for her.

Written on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Really helpful and friendly, helped me get my self confidence back on track and gave me all the tools I needed to succeed.

Written on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Darice has been a real gift to me. She is really kind and at the same time gives you real insight. I would reccomend her and Betterhelp to anyone. It has been a real lifeline for me.

Written on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Darice made me feel at ease from the get go. I felt instantly able to open up and share with her. Always checking up on me and providing me homework to do in between sessions which has been a great help. Since speaking with Darcie I've gained so much confidence!

Written on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

She’s really good!

Written on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Darice for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Darice is amazing, she doesn’t judge, she makes you feel so at ease straight away. It’s just so nice to have someone who is on your side for a change and someone who makes you realise it’s not all your fault. I am actually now looking forward to going through this journey instead of initially being scared.

Written on Nov 12, 2019 after therapy with Darice for 2 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

I have been talking to Darice for a number of weeks now. It's amazing to have someone I can speak frankly with about my struggles and she is not only a great listener, she has given me feedback and positive suggestions that have really helped me feel better. I would recommend Darice to anyone who needs help with anxiety or depression.

Written on Nov 08, 2019 after therapy with Darice for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Darice is incredible. She is helping me with practical strategies to improve my life, while at the same time finding things so deep within me that I simply had no idea they were even there, despite looking hard for years. She's changing my life.

Written on Nov 03, 2019 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Darice has been a wonderful listener, she has such warm empathy and reinforces and reassures with kindness. I feel I can trust and speak with her openly, and have confidence that she can guide me in the best way she sees fit.

Written on Oct 04, 2019 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Darice is very personable and professional. I find I’m having a productive conversations with her, and she’s very understanding and open minded.

Written on Sep 01, 2019 after therapy with Darice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I am happy with her, I trust her because she is a mother too. So she can totally understand me. I don't feel judged, most important she understands me.

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