I am dually certified as a mental health (LPC) and substance abuse counselor (SAC) and have been working in the field for six years. I began working in inpatient treatment working with addiction and mental health with adults over the age of 18. I am currently working in a methadone clinic with individuals suffering from opiate addictions and even though we do not specialize in addiction I am given those who have been diagnosed with mental health issues as well. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, and ADHD. I have also helped those who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive, I believe in treating everyone with utmost respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach to treatment combines mindfulness, motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, person centered, and solution focused therapies. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your specific and unique needs.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 7609-125
I’d recommend Darleen to anyone she is caring and listens and gives great advise and programs to help you heal and move forward. I love having her as my therapist as I heal from the most devastating 2 years of my life
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Darlene is so kind and understanding. You never feel judged and she explains so well that your fears don’t have to be your reality.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Validating, but challenging. As someone who tends to be information driven and, therefore, a bit of a know-it-all, the awareness of my issues is often the end of them in my mind. These cognitive blindspots have been challenged, and done so tactfully. I know awareness precedes control, but I need to be reminded that it's really the beginning.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Darlene is a ife-chsnger for the better! She is very honest, direct, and empathetic. She is very skilled at dealing with complicated trauma.
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Darlene cares so much, and works hard to help me with problems that don’t have easy answers. She’s always willing to spend the time to make sure I’m ok
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd
Warm, understanding, and a joy to talk to. Darlene offers me the chance to speak freely about my concerns, and gives tangible assignments to do in the interim between sessions, which has helped me a lot! Of the therapists I've spoken with on this platform, she has been by far the best.
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd