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Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC

Profession(s): Marriage and Family Therapist
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, CA. Her approach with clients is interactive, intuitive, supportive, holistic, and multifaceted, with a focus on healing and wellness through mind/body integration. She currently works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

In practice for over 25 years, her orientation draws on perspectives from Psychodynamic, Jungian, Family Systems, Cognitive - Behavioral, Humanistic, Transpersonal, and Positive Psychology traditions.

In addition to her general practice, treatment specialties include working with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, family and personal illness, bereavement, and marriage, relationship, and communication issues.

In addition to Marriage and Family Therapy, Ms. Lubbers’ background also includes training in Clinical Art Therapy, Creativity, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis, Voice Dialogue, Mindfulness (Meditation), Movement Awareness, and other aspects of Integrative Medicine.

Certified as a Mind/Body Educator through the Chopra Center for Well Being in Carlsbad, CA, Ms. Lubbers’ consultation background also includes implementing a complementary therapies program for the B’Sherit Integrative Cancer Center in Los Angeles, and at Renaissance Malibu, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Malibu.

Ms. Lubbers currently provides an Art Therapy program for the guests at Bridges to Recovery, a psychological retreat center in Pacific Palisades, CA, and coordinates the Life Balance Program for Bridges Transitions and Outpatient Services. She leads groups in Art Therapy, Mindfulness and Stress Management, Creativity, and Body Image.

Publishing credits include Adult Art Psychotherapy: Issues and Applications, and articles in the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance magazine, B'Sherit Integrative Oncology Services Newsletter, and in Beginnings and Whole Life Times magazines.

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Addictions (Drug & Alcohol)
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Gay / Lesbian Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Healthy Living
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility or Adoption
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Life Stages
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • Loss or Grief
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counse
  • Family Therapy
  • Group
  • Other
  • Online and/or tele-sessions

Ages I Work With

  • All ages

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Dream Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches /Also Contemplative Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relational Recovery
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Timeline Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Yoga Therapy