Hi! I'm Darcie

I’m so glad you’re here. Seeking therapy might feel like a huge leap of faith, and you might not even be sure if you’re ready. I get it. It’s really hard to get started, especially if you were taught to believe that therapy is “only for when things get *really* bad.”

Let’s normalize going to therapy…for whatever reason you’d like: a break-up, a question about what’s next in your life, a vague feeling of something being off, a loss of any kind, a recent life change or transition, family stuff, past trauma, feeling down, feeling anxious, a concern about a relationship…the list goes on. No matter how big or small what you’re going through feels, I’m here to support you through it.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I’m committed to helping you find what you seek – whether that’s an answer to a question, tools to cope, a space to feel seen and heard, or a roadmap for how to move through and forward.

I’m here for it all – the tears, the laughter, the confusion, the exploration, the hard work, and the ups and downs. I’d be honored to witness your story and support you in creating purposeful change in your life.

Learn about my approach to therapy

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

EMDR

Aside from being a therapist...

I am a wife and mom to our son, Oliver, and rescue dog, Piper.

I’m a self-care enthusiast, which, I believe, is individually defined. For me, that looks like cooking a lot at home (things that taste yummy and make me feel good), regularly and consistently doing yoga and pilates, spending time outdoors, connecting with friends and family, engaging in creative projects, and reading (a mix of thrillers and elevated beach reads).

I also love to travel and have explored over 40 countries. My top destinations would have to be Bali (where I lived alone for 3 months and then later got married) and Australia, but Morocco would be the one that took me most out of my comfort zone.

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