Darcie D. Brown, San Diego Therapist

Hi! I'm Darcie

I'm so happy you're here!

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, *and* I’m human just like you.

While being human is wonderful in many ways, life can present challenges that sometimes feels difficult to overcome. If you are currently in such a season, I honor your strength, courage, and vulnerability to seek support. I believe in the power of human strength, growth, and resilience and would welcome the opportunity to support you in creating a more joyful and wholehearted life.

In the therapy room, I am warm, curious, and engaging and focus on the uniqueness of your story. My goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable showing up as you are. I will honor where you are at in your journey and hold space for hope and healing.

Aside from being a therapist, I am a wife, dog mom, and writer. I love spending time outside in the sunshine, hiking, traveling and immersing myself in different cultures.

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Why I became a therapist

My journey to becoming a therapist was not linear. While my undergraduate degree was in Psychology, I chose another path after graduation and became an attorney. I experienced a tremendous amount of personal growth during law school and as an attorney, but felt unfulfilled in my work and realized that I wasn’t living a life fully for myself.

So I took a leap of faith and applied to graduate school for Marital and Family Therapy. As this path unfolded, I felt assured that this new direction was exactly what I needed. Not only has it led to a meaningful and fulfilling career, it has created the space for me to do my own inner work.

I believe that the most important work we can ever do is to look inside ourselves with vulnerability and embrace all of our parts, including the messy and imperfect ones. It is through this work that we are able to connect with what matters most to us and form and maintain thriving relationships with others.

Credentials

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
CA Lic. No. 119851

Education

M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy,
University of San Diego

J.D., University of San Diego

B.A. in Psychology, UC San Diego

Training

Level I EMDR

Darcie Brown, San Diego MFT

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