Darlene J. Violas, #104548

About Darlene J. Violas, MA

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#104548) certified with the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California and a member of CAMFT. When I began in the field of mental health, I quickly realized that I had a deep passion for working with children, teens and their families. I’ve assisted children and their families overcoming obstacles that interfere with their everyday living. I have significant experience dealing with suicidal teens as well as divorce and the impact it plays in the lives of children.

In addition to private practice, I have worked in both public and private school settings providing support for Crisis Management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Behavioral Issues, Anxiety, Autism, Anger Management, Depression, and general counseling services. I have extensive experience with the impact bullying has upon kids. I am currently engaged with providing therapeutic assistance to underprivileged children as a Mental Health Specialist offering therapy to public school students with significant social, emotional, family and behavioral issues. Participating in the personal growth of these very special kids has been a truly rewarding experience.

I balance my life by enjoying activities with my family, spending time with friends, daily meditations, and exercising. I am married with a wonderful blended family. I am blessed to be a mother to our seven children, three grandchildren, a goldendoodle, and 2 ragdoll cats which brighten my world. I am in awe everyday watching the remarkable relationships between all of our kids.

My office in Laguna Beach is warm and friendly to make you, your family and children feel relaxed and like you're at home.



“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

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