Background

Darchelle Worley

While teaching and serving as chaplain in secondary schools, and in the course of facilitating relationship and personal growth seminars, I discovered my love for one-on-one interaction with individuals seeking counseling. This led me to pursue an MA in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology followed by a year-long internship as a practicing psychotherapist with Seattle Therapy Alliance. In addition to seeing patients, I co-facilite a women's process group.

Having lived in Africa and Europe as well as in the United States, I've developed a first-hand awareness of cross-cultural and multicultural issues which also informs my work. Currently I am extending my training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and, in particular, Object Relations Theory, a psychoanalytic theory of the mind and human development.

Issues I work with include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Emotional trauma
  • Chronic emotional and/or behavioral patterns
  • Life changes
  • Grief and loss
  • Food issues
  • Sexuality issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Domestic violence
  • Addictions
  • Marriage and relationship issues
  • Aging and older adult issues
  • Poverty and marginalization issues
  • Multicultural issues
  • Third culture kids and adults issues
  • Group process work