I have 10 years of clinical experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, stress, life transitions, self-esteem, and ADHD. My specialization is in helping people reach their “best selves” in developing age appropriate skills in order to push through any “road blocks” in one’s personal development.
I am committed to building a collaborative relationship with you as you apply new tools towards your personal growth. You will identify your strengths, and we will problem-solve together. I am a genuine, caring therapist and throughout this process, you will feel understood and supported. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, interpersonal, and strength-based counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW17056
I would say my therapist offers sound and reasonable advise. She always gets back to me in a rather quick time. I feel she has my best interests at heart.
Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Darlyn for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Darlyn was very kind and helpful. She identified problems that even I wasn't able to. She's very understanding and really wants to help in anyway possible. Our sessions were very insightful, and I'm glad to have worked with her. Truly reccomend!
Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Darlyn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
I’ve met with Darlyn for several months now and although I was reluctant at first to seek professional help, she made a world of a difference in my life and I’m so grateful for it! She extremely responsive, real and is amazing at what she does. I can’t thank her enough.
Written on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Darlyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
I tried therapy before and I felt like I didn't get much out of it or I felt like they didn't really care for me or my situation. Then I was set up with Darlyn and it has been life changing. I'm not very religious but I feel like Darlyn is like a guardian angel guiding me through my thoughts and emotions leading me to a place of peace.
Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Darlyn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Ive always known and told myself that therapy will help no matter who you are. A lot of people see therapy as something scary or meaning there's something wrong with them and i couldn't disagree more. Especially with Darlyn's help; she has made me see and look at things in a new perspective and light. I am in a much better place mentally and emotionally after a few months of seeing her and am glad i did. You can tell she really cares and wants what's best for you.
Written on Mar 14, 2021 after therapy with Darlyn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Darlyn "got me" from day one. I tried therapy 3 previous time and never really clicked with the process or therapist. My inability to cope with my feelings and circumstances brought me to Better Help and to Darlyn - and I am so grateful for it. Darlyn listens, understands, validates, but also challenges me and reminds me of the process and the self-work involved in therapy that only I can do. So grateful to have her!
Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Darlyn for 6 months