I am licensed in Missouri and Kansas with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with substance use disorder, LGBTQ+ related issues, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
MO LCSW 2013004580
KS LSCSW LSCSW 5169
Darla is excellent! She has really helped me with my issues and provides support!
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Having gone through one of the most difficult periods of my life, losing my husband and becoming a caretaker for my mother, I joined BetterHelp to deal with grief and guilt. Darla guided me to such a better place, and I looked forward to each session. I still use gratitude journaling every day to keep track of all great and good things that are most definitely present in my life. I'm truly grateful for her help.
Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 5 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes
I LOVE Darla! She’s my 3rd ever therapist & 2nd from BetterHelp & SHE IS THE ONE! She listened to me so intentionally the first session that she knew exactly how to approach me in our sessions! She makes me feel seen & heard & I know she truly cares about me. It doesn’t feel like she is just doing her job, I feel cared for which is exactly what I wanted in my therapist. She is awesome & I would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Darla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Darla will listen to all your concerns and guide you through each step to reach the other side. She gave me the resources I needed in my situation. I felt heard when speaking with her. Thanks Darla :)
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Darla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She has been helpful and responsive to my worries.
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Darla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief