I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2002 since I obtained my master’s degree from the University of Dayton. I have honed my skills in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, residential facilities, community programs, and in private practice.
I enjoy listening and helping. I believe in the power of “talk therapy.” I once read a quote that says, “What a curious power words have.” This quote suggests that “talk therapy” works and I believe that wholeheartedly. I understand that “Hurt People, Hurt People,” so let’s begin the healing process. When you are hurting you might intentionally or unintentionally hurt people, and relationships with people are vital. I can help you develop healthy relationships and improve relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.
I would love to help you learn and utilize skills that will be a tremendous help during troubling times. I have extensive experience working with adults and children to develop a wide range of skills, such as coping, communication, relaxation, and anger management skills, to name a few. Additionally, I can help families develop strategies to work with children diagnosed with various mental health diagnoses.
Additionally, I can assist you with gaining insight about your actions, by processing your thoughts and feelings. All human beings at one time or another have reacted based on our thoughts and feelings, and the results have not been favorable. Let’s talk about how your thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected. By using a Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy, I can help you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, which I often refer to as Thinking Errors. By doing this you will be able to view difficult situations in a different way and therefore respond and react more effectively.
I also have a passion for Marriage and Family Therapies, as well as, Couple’s Therapy and Premarital Counseling. Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors inevitably affect our relationships. Individuals in families and marriages often operate from a place of comfort and familiarity, which can be detrimental. Allow me to help your marriage and family become what you desire. Couple’s Therapy is unique, and I can help you navigate the difficulties that tend to be specific to couples. Many times, individuals come to therapy in a reactive manner, but I approach Premarital Counseling in a proactive manner. Let’s create the foundation for a healthy marriage.
I understand that a lot of us are busy with work, family, extracurricular activities, and many other obligations, so in many cases I also use Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Many people believe that therapy only consists of talking about problems, but in Solution Focused Brief Therapy I will work with you to identify positive resources and assist you with implementing concrete strategies to change your future!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701006235
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I really enjoyed my first session with Darsha. She was direct and to the point. She explained everything to me and listened to all of my concerns. I'm really excited to work with her!
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Darsha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Darsha is the most understanding, kind, compassionate, and amazing therapist I have ever had. She cares about the people she helps. And you can really tell she puts her whole heart and soul into everything she does. I have become a better and more patient person because of her, and she is the best therapist anyone could ever ask for.
Written on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Darsha for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great conversations and ideas during my sessions. I feel open to share my thoughts without judgment and response and ideas are always helpful and practical.
Written on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Darsha for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd
Darsha has been a wonderful therapist the last few months. She has helped me work through a few major life events and the lessons I've learned from her will stay with me as I move forward. She's an excellent listener and asks great questions that really get to heart of issues.
Written on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Darsha for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Darshan challenges me and that's great for a person like me who's stubborn and doesn't take my own advice. She pushes me to think beyond my emotion and really take a step back. I love talking with her.
Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Darsha for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and self esteem
Darsha is so receptive to what I am trying to communicate during our sessions. She was the first counselor I was matched with and it couldn't have been a better match!
Written on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Darsha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd