Noelle Darling


Noelle Darling


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 95296
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: My fee is $170 50 minutes for individuals and $190 hour for couples. I've reserved a few sliding scale slots for clients with financial need. Please inquire to explore your options.
Free Initial Consultation


303 Potrero Street
Suite 29-303
Santa Cruz, California 95060

My Approach to Helping

I offer a clear path to insight and change and will help you feel comfortable getting to the root of an issue quickly.

The people I work with are generally high-functioning adults who are at a pivotal point in their lives and are ready for a change. The catalyst is often a significant transitional event such as the end of a relationship, the death of a family member or partner, a career transition, or the onset of an illness. Though these life transitions can be unsettling, uncomfortable, and difficult, they also offer extraordinary opportunities for healing and breakthrough. Working through these painful phases in life can be challenging, and sometimes we need support, which is why therapy can be so crucial.

More Info About My Practice

I combine a warm and engaging style with established therapeutic tools and the latest in neuroscience research. I use highly effective methods such as psychodynamics, expressive arts, mindfulness and somatic psychology to treat depression, PTSD and trauma, as well as to reduce stress and relieve anxiety.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, loneliness, isolation, trauma and PTSD.

I am a skilled couples therapist, helping couples to improve communication and create deeper connection and intimacy.

I specialize in career transitions and helping people find more meaning and joy in their work.

My Role as a Therapist

My goal is to guide you toward insight and lasting change in your life with honest and genuine reflection and a compassionate and kindhearted approach.

In our work together, I'll help you feel safe and supported, even when you're most vulnerable. We'll dive into the important parts of your life story that need attention and "re-writing." We'll work collaboratively to create a life in which you thrive.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Drama Therapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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