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.
Additionally, I have been married for 11 years to a pediatric neuropsychologist and have 3 sons (11-year-old, and 7-year-old, and 4 year old ) so I can relate to issues you may be experiencing through the developmental stages as well as how they may impact the marital relation and parenting approaches.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults for over 10 years in school, private and home settings. I have worked with teens dealing with a wide range of concerns including substance abuse, sexual issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, grief and loss, anger management, eating disorders, etc. I have also helped many teens who have experienced trauma and abuse.
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
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 , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
GA LPC LPC005976
MO LPC 2012041490
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Darice Dodd. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
It was a simple thing, a sound I took for granted, but its absence was deafening.
My daughter laughs out loud again and I couldn’t be more grateful. Darice has been amazing! Her support is making a difference and I am truly, truly grateful!
She’s been amazing
Darice has been a wonderful therapist. She listens and is super empathetic and gives hands-on solutions to all of my issues. The only challenge I sometimes have is with scheduling at a time that works for me, but we figure out a way to work around it.
Darice made me feel very comfortable, and I was able to freely share my thoughts and feelings with her. Her vibe was very friendly and not "therapist" like
She helped me discover who I truly am and has helped me through one of the worst times in my life. I couldn’t have done it without her in my circle . She is kind and compassionate and knows when to speak and when to listen. I couldn’t have asked for a better fit
Thank you for three great years!!
Ms. Darice is amazing she really helps me and my spouse feel comfortable and she helps us understand each other better ! Sessions with her are the highlight of our day ! She's amazing
Best therapist ever. Hands down.
Darice is wonderful! And spot on.
Darice is always amazing. I would have never reached this place in my life without her guidance, wisdom, patience, and care. I am so very thankful and blessed that she was chosen for me when I started teencounseling.com because it has changed my life.
Darice is an amazing, intelligent, caring person. Makes me feel heard, seen and valid and helps me work through my issues.
She’s the best. I always feel heard and she really helps me to build the confidence in myself that I lack a lot of the time.
She’s the best!
Darice is so helpful I’m so happy I met her
Amazing person. Listening to every little detail that I don’t even catch sometimes. Overall I’m a better person talking to Darcie
Darice is an extremely caring therapist and considers her clients’ lives and circumstances while asking inviting questions for her clients to become more insightful and encourages independence in their lives while supporting them with reminders and strategies as needed.
Darice is an absolute gift. She is excellent at what she does and I recommend her to everyone. I like the teencounseling.com platform but am hesitant to recommend teencounseling.com because not every therapist is going to be as incredible as Darice. I share this based on the various therapists I met with through teencounseling.com.
In summary, Darice is the best therapist I’ve ever worked with and I’ve been working with various therapists for the last 20 years. I’m forever grateful to have found her.
Darcie has made me feel listened to and genuinely addresses my concerns and has helped provide me with strategies to enable me to manage my issues, anxiety and concerns .
She is very friendly and easy to talk to. Makes therapy a very light and easy process to get into!
Darice is awesome! Very lucky to have gotten her as my therapist first thing and I couldn't be happier. She has helped immensely.
Darice has been an amazing Therapist so far. She is very knowledgeable and has been extremely supportive throughout this process. She asks lots of questions to get a better understanding of who I am, my thought processes, and how she can better assist me.
Darice has been my counsellor for about 4 months and has been helping me traverse major traumas as well as navigating burnout, depression and anxiety. She's been a really strong support and wonderfully helpful. I have always avoided therapy because of a fear of judgment but with Darice, I've found none.
She is so wonderful and she listens very much so and I’m starting to come along so so
I went through a few different counselors before finding Darice. She has been the most genuine, empathetic, understanding and caring therapist I have ever had and I feel SO grateful and lucky to be able to work with her. She makes you feel comfortable right from the start and provides a very safe and friendly space to talk and open up. You can tell she genuinely cares about YOU as a person - rather than just as another client... I couldn’t recommend her any higher.
Darice is an incredible counselor. She is an amazing and empathetic listener, and I feel that she understands me deeply. She is great at identifying behavioural patterns that are hindering me and works with me to make meaningful change in my day to day habits.
Great listener. Always keeps us focused on our issue at hand and guides us through it all. Has helped my marriage in ways I can’t explain.
She's really great and speaks to you with the kind of ease and humour of a friend but with the expertise and advice of a counsellor which suits me really well.
She worked with me to make sure I got use of my first session even though I thought to cancel due to life
Amazing service! Has helped me cope and understand my lack of self love and appreciate for myself. I’m feeling better in the last two months I’ve had counseling then the last year. Thank you!!
Darice is the best therapist I’ve worked with to date. She’s an excellent listener, puts a lot of thought into the questions she asks , provokes deep thinking and gives insightful responses. Cannot recommend her enough to those looking for a kind intelligent understanding therapist.
Darius is great!!!! Couldn’t ask for a better therapist. She makes me feel so comfortable.
Darice is extremely easy to talk with, she is realistic, and listens to my issues. She provides me with various coping strategies and I have already recommended her to a number of people.
Darice was an excellent listener and I felt like I was chatting to a friend, she made me feel comfortable and helped me through some relationship anxiety.
I was a bit nervous about getting counselling online but Darice was very understanding and soon became more relaxed about doing it online. I’m very grateful to her for adapting to my circumstances and needs. She provided me with plenty of resources and has actively kept contact with me.
I just cannot say enough about Darice! She is the best counsellor I ever had . I can't even believe all the progress I have made with her help. Would highly recommend !
Darice has excellent listening skills and notices things I haven’t been aware of, helping me get to know myself better. She’s able to provide a wide range of coping mechanisms I can use in my day to day life. She has made it very easy for me to open up and deal with issues in my past I haven’t fully dealt with before, helping me move on and improve my self esteem.
Man, she’s too good. Shes not feeding me BS, shes getting straight to the core of my issues and helping be destroy them and take back my life! I thank her for the things that she’s doing for me and where she has and will take me, 10/10
I appreciate that she very supportive and reaches out to me just to see how my day and week are going.
Darice Dodd is extremely knowledgeable and caring. Great insight and excellent ideas for work on personal issues outside of the face-to-face counseling. I am very confident in her expertise.
Darice is an excellent counselor. I can't think of enough warm things to say about Darice. I'd like to say that she's warm, encouraging, and supportive but that's barely scratching the surface. Just blessed to have her.
Darice Dodd is a perceptive and kind listener who has helped me see my problems and thought processes in a new light. She is non-judgmental and easy to talk to, while also being very good at challenging negative thought patterns. I look forward to speaking with her whenever I can.
I love the way she really tries to understand what I’m saying and delve into my past to try to help me understand what’s going on
Darice has been excellent. My wife and I have met with other therapists in the past and have always felt a disconnect. Darice gets us. She speaks right to the heart of the problem and offers invaluable perspective. She also has a unique ability to point out our flaws without triggering our defenses, which makes it easier to take accountability. Darice always has a positive attitude and makes therapy enjoyable. Thank you, Darice!
Darice is very friendly and keeps me grounded in a great way.
Darice is a gem. She's attentive and thoughtful and I can tell she genuinely wants me to served in therapy and in my life. We're only three sessions in, but I look forward to therapy with her weekly. She's upbeat and pleasant, and isn't afraid to crack a joke or try to get a laugh in. She asks hard questions and gives me the tools I need to find the answers to them. I feel hopeful.
Darcie is like talking to a wise old friend who’s been around the block and knows her stuff. She always makes sure I feel safe and calm despite whatever’s going on. Talking to her greatly diminished my feelings of anxiety and gave me some hope
so far so good. Excellent service and replies when I need an answer or just to check in on me
She is very unbias and an amazing analyzer
Extremely helpful therapy with Darice. I feel seen and heard by her. I look forward to growing in sessions with her.
Darice has been extremely helpful and compassionate. I feel very fortunate to be matched with her.
So thankful for her.
Really helpful and friendly, helped me get my self confidence back on track and gave me all the tools I needed to succeed.
Darice has been a real gift to me. She is really kind and at the same time gives you real insight. I would reccomend her and teencounseling.com to anyone. It has been a real lifeline for me.
Darice made me feel at ease from the get go. I felt instantly able to open up and share with her. Always checking up on me and providing me homework to do in between sessions which has been a great help. Since speaking with Darcie I've gained so much confidence!
She’s really good!
Darice is amazing, she doesn’t judge, she makes you feel so at ease straight away. It’s just so nice to have someone who is on your side for a change and someone who makes you realise it’s not all your fault. I am actually now looking forward to going through this journey instead of initially being scared.
I really appreciate the time I get to spend with Darice. She does an excellent job of listening and helping me feel at ease. She guides the conversation in a very fluid, natural manner and knows when and how to ask the right questions. She is definitely knowledgeable in her field and maintains her practice with professionalism.
Darice is an awesome counselor. I am so glad that we found her because we went through a couple other counselors before her and she is the best! She genuinely cares about her clients and provides the time and help that you need. I would definitely recommend her for couples counseling. Thank you Darice!
I have been talking to Darice for a number of weeks now. It's amazing to have someone I can speak frankly with about my struggles and she is not only a great listener, she has given me feedback and positive suggestions that have really helped me feel better. I would recommend Darice to anyone who needs help with anxiety or depression.
Darice is incredible. She is helping me with practical strategies to improve my life, while at the same time finding things so deep within me that I simply had no idea they were even there, despite looking hard for years. She's changing my life.
Darice has been a wonderful listener, she has such warm empathy and reinforces and reassures with kindness. I feel I can trust and speak with her openly, and have confidence that she can guide me in the best way she sees fit.
Darice is very personable and professional. I find I’m having a productive conversations with her, and she’s very understanding and open minded.
I am happy with her, I trust her because she is a mother too. So she can totally understand me. I don't feel judged, most important she understands me.