I an a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri who enjoys working with any age range as well as a broad variety of concerns. My faith in God is very important to me and I believe that faith can help to be an added support to my clients as well.
I believe that each client be treated with warmth, respect and value. Each session is a safe place without any judgment. My approach varies depending on the specific needs and goals of each client. I utilize Mindfulness, CBT, DBT or Motivational interviewing the most.
I know that currently with the added challenges that we are all facing from COVID, life has been more difficult for many. I commend you for reaching out to seek assistance in navigating your daily challenges and seeking a happier life. I would be happy to work with you in reaching toward any changes or goals you desire.
I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2018043311 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Darla has been instrumental in helping me break through some of my struggle to identify why I’ve dealt with addiction many times over in my life. Identifying the brokenness in my childhood and the narrative I’ve carried with me into my adulthood has been essential in my ability to recognize the pain that triggers my addictive behavior and then move on.
I’m not healed but I’m more mindful of the stressors and the self-talk that brings about the problems I’ve had. I’m grateful to Darla for helping establish healthy practices and encouraging me to be conscious, intimate and honest with myself and my family.
Darla, seems to be very polite, patient, gracious, empathetic, and knowledgeable. She listens and gives positives for goals for next session, so you feel there is hope, and I like that.