Dr. Darlene Viggiano


About Me

Darlene Viggiano
Doctor of Philosophy, Marriage and Family Therapist
Darlene Viggiano earned a PhD degree in Psychology from Saybrook University in 2010, having completed a Master’s in Psychology from National University in 1995. She has been an Intensive Outpatient Program clinician, case manager, and clinical lead supervisor at various stages in her career, with her license dating back to 1999.
Throughout her career, Darlene has trained paraprofessionals and students in therapeutic modalities for working with abuse, addiction, and other clinical concerns. Over the span of her practice, she has treated Adults Molested as Children, provided Batterers’ Intervention, worked with Dual Diagnosis, and handled both Infidelity and Perinatal Substance Abuse, as well as facilitating Anger Management, Couples Communication, Hypnosis, and Mindful Movement.
She holds certification in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and early on in her career had earned certification in Duluth Model Batterers’ Intervention. She also has provided presentations and workshops in Jungian and Transpersonal Psychology and has authored two academic books: Dreams and Dream-like Experiences: Their role in spiritual emergence processes, and Carrying On: A workbook for women who’ve lost a pregnancy.
Darlene is a member of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and has been a member of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis as well as the American Psychological Association Division 30 (Hypnosis), from which she won an Early Career Contribution Award.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #35420 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Darlene Viggiano. 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 by J.O. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and grief

Dr Viggiano has been through every step with me so far. She has given me the confidence to do better and to be a better me. She has checked in with me throughout my trip away from home and responds within a timely manner. I plan on sticking with her throughout my bettering process.

Written by D.U. on May 24, 2020 after therapy with Darlene for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Highly recommended. Her approach makes me feel comfortable to talk about what I am going through.

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