My name is Darice Dodd and I am licensed therapist in the state of Missouri with almost 20 years of extensive education, training, and experience in the mental health and substance abuse/ addictions field. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a credential awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors (Board-Certified) and a Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) . I graduated from Georgia State University, with both a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling and Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy simultaneously.
For over 10 years, I have worked with couples and families with a wide range of concerns including substance abuse and its' affect on familial relationships, divorce/separation, premarital concerns, relationship issues, grief and loss, mid life concerns, financial problems, anger mngt, infidelity, etc. I have also helped couples affected by trauma and abuse. Additionally, I have been married for 11 years and have 3 sons (11-year-old, and 7-year-old, and 4 year old ) so I can relate to many of the problems/ issues you may be experiencing, as well as how they may impact the marital relationship and parenting approaches.
My counseling style is eclectic, meaning I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities to create the ideal treatment to meet the client's needs. I strive to provide a safe, supportive, nonjudgemental, and empathic therapeutic environment. I believe that everyone is uniquely different and may not respond to a one size fits all therapeutic modality. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, person centered, family systemic, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific goals and desires. I tend to work with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. My specialties include assessment/evaluation, substance abuse/addictions counseling, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, and Christian counseling. I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents, couples and families within a multitude of different settings.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC # 2012041490 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
Darice is awesome!