Daron Elam, Managing Therapist
MS, NCC, LAPC
Daron is an Associate Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been in practice since 2013 with the Clarity Psychological Group, LLC as a independent contractor. She is under the direction of Joyce Irons, Ph.D, NCC, LPC and supervision of Rebecca Beaton, Ph.D, NCC, LPC. She obtained her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis counseling from Walden University. She is enthusiastic about mental wellness and the potential that people hold within themselves.
Her strengths are working with issues including: trauma-related disorders, depressive disorders, addiction, anxiety disorders, anger management, sexuality issues, sexual addiction, stress management and infidelity issues. She also loves working with children and teens through problematic behaviors and disobedience. She has experience working with individuals, couples and families. Daron has also advocated for the LGBTQ community throughout her career and enjoys working through sexuality-affirming treatment. She loves working with individuals of all ages, encouraging them to “bloom where they’re planted.” She approaches clients through an integrated use of dialectical behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and existential techniques and intervention strategies. Daron believes in a collaborative approach to working with clients.
Daron’s treatment philosophy incorporates an interconnectedness that includes mind, body, and spirit. She feels that her most primary responsibility to clients is in helping them to understand the power of their emotions, the impact of their thinking, the physical manifestations, and the unwanted behavioral urges that are often a result. She believes that clients can learn to take back their power over their own life as they begin to view it as a masterpiece. She strongly feels that skills-based therapy can help them to harness this ability. Daron feels that positive behaviors, such as nutrition and exercise are fundamental changes that often leads to a life worth living. She feels that with the appropriate tools, and a willingness to accept those things that cannot be changed, the result will be the end of suffering and the start of a life worth living. Daron is passionate about working with clients who are ready and willing to discover mental wellness.