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!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Depression Read more...
LCPC #0701006235 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I’ve only had one session with Darsha so far but it has been extremely helpful! I’ve been putting off reaching out for help with my mental health because of bad experiences with providers in the past. However, from just the first session, I can tell Darsha is great. She asks really thoughtful questions, is engaged, and very clear about her approach to therapy. Excited to continue working with her- would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who has had reservations about seeking therapy.
I have been in and out of therapy for a very long time due to mental/physical illnesses. Darsha is the first person, not just therapist - PERSON, who has helped me frame my thoughts in a way that motivates me and calms me all at the same time. Caring, thoughtful, intelligent, and considerate. I am so happy to be able to speak to her every week, I’ve never felt so supported.
Ms. Clark is a phenomenal counselor and is very skilled in her profession. The BEST counselor I’ve ever had!! I was hesitant at first to start, but she made me feel so comfortable and it was so easy opening up to her. Three weeks in, and I’ve already seen major improvements in myself and my overall growth. I’m very excited to continue working with her and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
Extremely talented and empathetic. Holds you accountable and offers new perspectives that challenge and open the mind.