Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Echo Darlington, Licensed Therapist, MS, LMHC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Echo Darlington

Licensed Therapist, MS, LMHC

About

My approach to treating OCD is utilizing exposure response prevention (ERP), which guides individuals in confronting their feared stimuli while eliminating the use of their safety behaviors/compulsions. By doing this, we aim to reduce your fear and anxiety and improve self-efficacy and tolerance of distress. A fun fact about me: I want to be a stand-up comedian. I've always relied heavily on humor, and I'm a big advocate of using humor in counseling. Therapy doesn’t have to be sad, heavy, or dreadful. Humor can really help get you through the tough moments in treatment. I look forward to laughing with you and helping you conquer your goals.

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Doing your compulsions and giving in to your OCD equals short-term relief with long-term discomfort. Being treated with ERP equals short-term discomfort with long-term relief.


Get to know Echo Darlington

I was raised in a dysfunctional family in which I endured physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Even though I was sad and confused about my home life, I was the friend making everyone laugh, cheering others on, listening, and giving advice. It wasn’t until my early 20s that I realized I’d been the 'counselor' to my friends my whole life, and I was good at it. I had an epiphany in that moment: My life experiences were had for a reason—to enter the counseling world and help others in need. Today, I help people in many walks of life, and I wouldn’t be here without my childhood experience. Let my experiences and education help guide you along your life path. I am here for you!

Everyone has heard of OCD, but not many truly understand what OCD is and how it affects the people who suffer from it. I wanted to learn the ins and outs of OCD, so I could be an ally to those truly suffering.

I have experience in abuse, addictions, ADHD, aging concerns, anger, anxiety, attachment issues, bipolar disorder, body image issues, codependency, depression, dissociative disorders, divorce, domestic violence, family conflict, grief, insomnia, major life changes, panic attacks/disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosis and schizophrenia, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, and working with veterans/military service.

Know that it will be challenging and difficult at times, but treatment is no more anxiety-provoking than the daily distress you feel with your OCD symptoms. Doing your compulsions and giving in to your OCD equals short-term relief with long-term discomfort. Being treated with ERP equals short-term discomfort with long-term relief.

Understand that this is a normal feeling/fear. Just because you're seeking services from a therapist doesn't mean you're immediately going to feel comfortable, connected, trustful, or secure. Human nature is very real in counseling. Trust the process of therapy, but listen to how you're feeling. Your feelings, thoughts, and/or concerns are valid. Communication is key. Simply sharing that you're uncomfortable, unsure, or concerned can do wonders in a therapy session. Therapists are always open to discussions about how to help you better. We just want you to succeed.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Florida Blue
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Rhode Island
  • Cigna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
  • Aetna

States

Florida
Missouri

What our members say about
Echo Darlington

A.M.

May 28, 2024

This was my second session and I learned so much! There are parts of my life I didn’t even realize OCD touched and just learning about how OCD works, the cycle, the treatment plan, etc. was super interesting and is already giving me hope that this could really work. Looking forward to (yet also terrified for🤣) my next few sessions digging into the exposures!

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Specialties

These designations signify the therapist's expertise in treating specific mental health conditions, ensuring you receive the personalized care you deserve.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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