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Darla McAdams, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation
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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

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, 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, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, 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

Services offered

Live Chat

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.

Darla is a great listener and she's very knowledgeable. She's helped me a lot with talking about feelings and expressing myself.

Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Darla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Caring and professional easy to talk to.

Written on Dec 27, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Betterhelp is lucky to have someone like Darla McAdams! The help she has given me, ways to look at things and work through things is amazing. I am so glad I am able to talk to her every week.

Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Darla is kind, responsive and has a wealth of resources. She has been very patient with me.

Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Does an excellent job in listening and providing amazing feedback!

Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is amazing

Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Darla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd