Darla Meulemans, MA, CADC III, is a master’s trained practitioner, whose joy and passion come from bringing forth the inner resources and individual gifts of her clients. She is a dedicated role model, professional mentor and life coach, promoting a lifestyle and philosophy of living that fosters fulfillment and harmony in life. Darla is committed to health & healing, and honors multiple paths to creating an experience of whole health.
Darla understands addiction & mental health treatment, human relations, the brain and neuroscience, nutrition and fitness, the demands of business, the art of leadership, and the fundamentals of peak sports performance. She has extensive experience working with clients who experience mood disturbances including depression, anxiety, bi-polar and Seasonal Affective Disorder, as well as addiction and compulsive behaviors. Darla has a background in child and adolescent psychology and dedicated nearly ten years of her professional work to working with abused children and emotionally troubled adolescents and their families. She was inspired to bring out the health and creative potential in her clients and joyfully engaged them through recreation, art, music, dance, and experiential therapy.
Darla’s specialty is in assisting her clients in cultivating their inner gifts and resources. She loves working with entrepreneurs to launch programs that are aligned with their life mission. She enjoys developing innovative health & human spirit promoting programs for businesses and organizations. She has custom designed programs for non-profit mental health & addiction treatment centers, public schools, hospitals, community based human service agencies, corporations and individuals. She successfully led Management Teams and their employees through organizational restructuring, and has facilitated change processes for health care institutions, environmental engineering firms, treatment centers, investment firms, and other small businesses and mid size corporations. Her “Graceful Change” approach tapped into a sense of optimism and inspired vision in the individuals and companies she worked with.
Darla has combined her professional training and experience in Human Relations, Organizational Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience, and Energy Medicine with her intuition, compassion, and desire for creative expression. Her therapeutic counseling, coaching and consultation style is candid and direct, yet gentle and playful. Darla holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology, and is a Master’s Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her interest in Mind / Body Medicine led her to pursue training in multiple healing modalities including Johrei, a non-invasive Japanese energy healing practice, Intuitive Shamanic Counseling, EEG Biofeedback /Neurofeedback and its clinical and peak performance applications, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). These methods combined, allow Darla to offer a unique approach to supporting and enhancing health, well being, and success within all the clients she serves.
Contact Darla at Darla@MindPotentialNW.com or (503) 757-9557.