David Daroff

Licensed Professional Counselor

In high school, David Daroff felt the Lord calling him to make a public commitment to follow Him and go into full-time Christian ministry. It was this commitment that guided his choices of study and pursuit of degrees. He has over 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry as a senior pastor and youth pastor. During this time, David spent many hours in pastoral counseling, discipleship, problem-solving, and using spiritual gifts and biblical authority to help people seek out positive ways to live, work, and maintain relationships.

Before coming to the Marriage Recovery Center, David also worked as a professional counselor with the Department of Corrections in Wyoming and served in the Men’s Maximum-Security Prison. He saw this as an opportunity to answer the call to go to those in prison, not only to visit but also to bring light to those with very little hope.

David loves finding ways to help modify behaviors so they better conform to God’s intended purposes for our lives. He believes that solutions are not always isolated events that magically cure everything and therapy takes work on the part of the client and the counselor. He will listen to really hear your story, then devise a therapy plan with you including behavior modification and cognitive, client-centered, existential, and/or narrative therapy techniques to help guide you to the results you seek.

Therapy Rates

INTENSIVE THERAPYRate
Mini Intensive (3 hour session)$299
2-day Personal Intensive$1800
3-day Marriage Intensive$2600
5-day Total Recovery$4200
HOURLY THERAPYRate
Hourly Sessions$125
Marriage Evaluation Package$299
10 Hour Package$1000
Please note that all discounted packages are non-refundable and will expire after one year of purchase.

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Recent Articles by David Daroff

Is your anger covering up vulnerable emotions?

Ed sat across from me in an intensive session, not able to wrap his head around the idea that his wife desperately needed him to have some sort of feelings for her. A long marriage, kids, and financial success were in the balance, as she was ready to divorce him because he could not express any kind of deeper emotion and was stoic and cold. I could see him struggling with this notion that he had feelings and needed to share them. One of the first things I do in counseling is see where your deep feelings begin to come forth. We all have feelings, even if they are denied or pushed aside. I can’t make much progress until you trust me enough to tell me what is going on and how it hurts. I have had men who can put up walls and defend themselves for hours. But it does little good to talk to a counselor if you don’t discuss your feelings.

Navigating Stress and Depression Around the Holidays

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. As I write this, Thanksgiving is coming up and, this year, my mother and daughter will join my wife and me, as well as an aunt who I rarely see. Others have also been or will soon be invited so we can fill the home with loved ones and enjoy time together for at least a few hours. Holidays can be a wonderful time to bring together the family that you don’t get to see every day. But, for some people, the holidays also bring stress, loneliness, or depression. To-do lists pile up this time of year. Broken relationships and loneliness can really stand out. There is no quick cure, nor an easy method you can use to ward off holiday depression or stress. But, whatever the reason for these problems, there are some things you can do to try to ward them off, or at least minimize their impact on your life.

You Reap What You Sow

I learned long ago the rule “garbage in, garbage out.” In other words, you usually get out what you put in. It is the idea of sowing and reaping. If all I plant is corn then that is all I will get. This concept can be applied to marriage as well. What do you want to reap in your relationship? Do you want a relationship that is meaningful, helpful, loving, caring and affectionate? Are you sowing what’s necessary to meet that goal? If not, perhaps you need to sow something else. In other words, change what you’re doing.