Darcy Stivland helps adult clients identify their unique strengths and get creative with ways to appreciate and utilize them. She also helps clients identify potentially limiting behaviors and thought patterns to modify. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is very popular with her clients, while her clinical practice model also integrates multiple other theories and approaches customized to meet the client’s unique needs. Darcy understands the journey of marriage, raising kids into adulthood, and caring for extended family. Darcy and her husband have raised five young adult children and enjoy family pets including dogs, cats, and horses.
Darcy Stivland is both an experienced clinical psychotherapist and executive coach. Her psychotherapy clients are frequently experiencing a pivotal time of life change. Common client challenges include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career stress, and health and wellness struggles. Darcy’s executive coaching clients are most commonly healthcare providers and business executives. They are frequently seeking a coaching partnership for balancing life demands, building personal resilience, resolving workplace conflict, engaging team members, and gaining clarity of personal goals. See our list of services.
Darcy’s goal is to meet clients where they are at in a kind, non-judgmental and objective fashion. Her style is a balance of comforting, raising self awareness, educating, providing tools and resources, and encouraging action steps forward. Highly customized approaches and solutions are an important care standard. See unsolicited client reviews on Health Grades and Google Business below.
Darcy’s most common clients are: healthcare providers, first responders, law enforcement, aviation pilots, seniors, veterans, leaders and those going through significant life transitions. This also includes life transitions associated with LGBTQIA+ identifying clients. Diversity Statement
Darcy Stivland’s Education and Credentials
Darcy Stivland is a licensed independent mental health counselor and clinical psychotherapist (Minnesota/28711). She completed her graduate education at Augsburg University in Minnesota. Darcy achieved a masters of arts degree in multicultural clinical social work (MSW). Darcy has advanced mental health clinical education in the following areas: change and transition, anxiety, depression, trauma, health and wellness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and insomnia CBT treatment.
Darcy holds certifications as an executive coach, wellness coach, and healthcare provider coach. She has extensive training as a leadership development coach, with a focus on emotional intelligence, relationship development, leadership assessment, organizational development, and career planning. Darcy earned a bachelor of science degree in Business/Human Resources with a minor in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
MSW / LICSW / ICF
Licensed: Mental Health Counselor. Clinical Psychotherapist. Minnesota / 28711
Certified: Executive Coach, Wellness Coach, Healthcare Provider Coach
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