Hello, there! I’m Dr. Laurie Darling, a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New Orleans, LA. I am so excited that you have found my site. This “About” page is more about you than it is about me – how I can help you enhance and transform your life. As a psychologist, I specialize in evaluation and treatment to help you identify and overcome problems, become stronger from the inside out, be happier and healthier, and crush your goals in life. I firmly believe that the hardest challenges we experience in life can also be the greatest opportunities to grow stronger, be more resilient, and appreciate what we have even more. Combining the art and science of modern clinical psychology with understanding, compassion, and empathy allows me to provide you the best ground for restoration, transformation, and revitalization of your life.
With me, what you see is what you get. People describe me as personable, intelligent, and warm. I am optimistic at heart, and I like to think that I have a decent sense of humor (that, or people laugh out of kindness). I am a good listener, thoughtful, and responsive. I am known to really “get” my clients, offer thought-provoking questions and ideas, and provide guidance and recommendations that lead to positive and profound life changes.
I believe that knowledge is power. To that end, I apply best practices in the assessment and evaluation of children and adults to provide you with answers and insight, since we need to know clearly what is going on (diagnosis) before we can establish a plan to get you where you want to be (treatment).
In developing a treatment plan and in working with adults in therapy, I use science-driven, data-based interventions to help you feel better, be more productive, and achieve your potential, inside and out. With Christians who want to integrate their faith into therapy, I will use faith-based strategies along with secular techniques to address your concerns, help you obtain relief, and increase your peace and joy. Therapy can help propel you from just surviving, treading water, worried, discouraged, and filled with self-doubt to confident, calm, happy, self-assured, and excited about life!
Please keep reading if you’re interested in learning more about my background and philosophy to help you.