Mike Darcy, LMFT
My professional orientation is rooted in Attachment Theory, and Developmental psychology. My approach incorporates trauma-informed care, solution-focused brief therapy, and cognitive based techniques. I also provide alternative modalities, such as, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress, and trauma related issues; Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, which utilizes horses as part of treatment team.
I’ve been practicing marriage and family therapy for 7 years, providing therapeutic services for at-risk youth and their families, school based social and emotional counseling, and post-traumatic work with veterans, and first responders. I’m retired U.S. Navy, and prior law-enforcement, which provides a unique perspective with active-duty, veteran, and law-enforcement communities. However, I work with all who experience anxiety, adjustment related issues, life changes, grief and loss, relational difficulties, trauma, and post-traumatic stress.
I hold a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, from California Lutheran University, with a concentration in Attachment Theory. I also earned my Bachelors degree from Chapman University in Criminal Justice.
License, & Certifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy; Certified Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Certified Health Navigation; Certified Mental Health in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy training and supervision.
EAGALA advanced skill-set; ongoing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy trainings.
Emotionally Focused Therapy trainings and supervision.
Professional Activities and Memberships
I am an active member with CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists); Ventura County chapter of CAMFT; ART International; International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy; EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association).