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Darla McAdams, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem
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About me

I am a licensed Counselor in the State of Missouri with close to 7 years of professional experience. I enjoy working with any age range as well as a broad variety of concerns, including LGBTQ and people of color.. Part of my work has been with young women age 17 to 30 who struggled with substance use, abuse, eating disorders and self esteem issues. I have also worked for over three years with adults and elderly who struggled with substance use, anxiety, depression, homelessness, trauma, emotional abuse, family and relationship issues, co-dependency, loss and grief.

I believe that each client be treated with warmth, respect and value. Each session is a safe place without any judgment. My approach varies depending on the specific needs and goals of each individual. I utilize mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy the most. I also believe strongly in the approach of Person-Centered Therapy and that each individual has within them the ability to create change and move towards being the best that they can be. I am here to listen and help guide you in that process.

I know that with the added challenges we have all faced from COVID, life has been more difficult for many. I commend you for reaching out to seek assistance in navigating your daily challenges and seeking a happier life. I would be honored to work with you in reaching towards whatever changes and goals you desire.

I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LPC 2018043311


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Darla McAdams. 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.

Ms. McAdams connects well with her clients. I feel comfortable sharing concerns with her. She has several theories that she uses and is comfortable pushing in at just the right time. She is extremely intuitive. Her insight is so helpful.

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She is incredible, and so far it's been wonderful working with her, appreciate everything she has helped me to cope with!!!

Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

So far everything is going well. I appreciate the resources that Darla shares with me.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem

Darla is thoughtful and practical, and her expertise is a welcome guide in helping me navigate, confront, and heal patterns that I previously felt stuck in. I am grateful for our therapy sessions and welcome her ability to help me reflect on my commitment to centering wellness in my life.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Darla for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Darla is so kind and patient. It is easy to open up to her about my issues.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Darla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Darla is kind, listens and has pointed some helpful changes for me to adapt. We have had 4 sessions, and I have learned helpful techniques.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Darla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd