Darlene brings a wide range of professional and life experience to her practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and relationship and codependency expert. She wrote wrote Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Over the course of 30 years, She’s helped men and women recover from codependency and trauma. They become effective communicators with more autonomy, and they experience greater success professionally and well-being and satisfaction in their relationships and personal lives.
Couples learn to resolve problems, improve communication, and build trust and greater intimacy. Darlene has had the opportunity to see many marry and others find strength and direction during the stress of divorce. While a Senior Mediator in Los Angeles Superior Court, she has mediated divorce and custody and visitation disputes and has done premarital and domestic violence counseling.
Darlene trains other clinicians and speaks to national audiences in the media and conferences, such as the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and the California State Bar Association. She has counseled many clients in the entertainment field, attorneys, and other professionals with addiction and mental health problems. Her work is informed by years of experience in Al-Anon, and she has written an e-workbook on the 12 Steps.
Darlene’s work is informed by training in Self-Psychology, Voice-Dialogue, Dream Analysis, Jungian Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Somatic Work, EFT, and Hypnosis. She previously supervised other therapists as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and practiced law as an entertainment attorney. You can read more on her website and about her career change.
American School of Hypnotherapy, Certified 2004
Masters in Clinical Psychology, l989 Antioch University
Juris Doctor, 1970 U.C.L.A. School of Law
American Jurisprudence Award
B.A., U.C.L.A., Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa