I am a family and marriage therapist with over 20 years of experience. I have experience in working with singles, married couples, teens and the elderly. I am here to help you, knowing that reaching out for help is not always easy. I am an open-ended listener who gives you the opportunity to express yourself in a nonjudgmental environment. I have helped many get through their trials and tribulations. My idea of therapy is not to erase what you've been through but, to offer an environment where you can express any and all experiences and voice how you can move forward. My goal is to help you grow in all aspects of life, it's not always easy being vulnerable which is why I offer my support and aid in all experiences that you have and will go through.
I hope to meet you soon!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, 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, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, 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, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, 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, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LA LCSW 4730
TX LCSW 57472
MS LCSW C10272
She’s the best!!
Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compa
I have had an extremely positive experience working with Darlene. She is responsive, kind and provided me a safe space to talk through my concerns and thoughts. She provided me with a lot of tools to inform my decision making abilities and overall improve my mental health. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Kind, patient, appropriately challenges me to changes
Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Darlene is caring and a great listener. She offers support, homework assignments to flesh out problem areas or areas of concern. She checks in on me and responds timely.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching
We’ve only had a few sessions, but Darlene truly has helped me tremendously. I’d recommend her to anyone!
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I like how she listens and gives me options for coping
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem