About me

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!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WI LPC 7609-125


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Darlene Wilken. 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 on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

She is a great therapist she has helped with my anger alot

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I’m very happy with better help and my Thera

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd

Darlene is an awesome listener, provides lots of helpful resources, and has already given me a lot of structure to start working on the things I've been struggling with. It has been really nice being able to connect with a therapist right away. I'm loving betterhelp

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Darlene has been such a wonderful therapist to me. We can laugh and I can cry in one session, but I always leave feeling better. Over the past weeks I’ve already seen vast improvement and Darlene gives me the tools I need to overcome the challenges I face. I feel that she comes prepared, remembers details, and is focused on improvement. I highly recommend working with Darlene, she’s wonderful.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

My first experience and impression with Darlene has been excellent! Her past experiences and knowledge are what she brings and helps me and my other's. She has patience, guidance, and wisdom. I think that is why I can connect with her. I definitely recommend her for anyone going through many things because she can help with any topic.

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Darlene has been a wonderful, kind, and wise aid to my healing journey.

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

Darlene is a good listener and great at pinpointing things that need to be worked on, along with helpful homework and exercises. My experience so far has been very good!

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Loving it so far - still so far to go but we’ll get there

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 months

Darlene has helped me immensely. Very easy to talk to and uses her expertise to get to the core of issues.

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I highly recommend Darlene as therapist to anyone. She knows her stuff and very helpful!

Work with me!