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

Mini Intensive (3 hours)$350
2-day Personal Intensive$2610
3-day Marriage Intensive$3770
Custom IntensivePlease call for estimated quote.
Hourly Sessions$145
Marriage Evaluation, 3-hours$350
Marriage Evaluation, 5-hours$700
10 Hour Package$1300
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

Safeguard Your Marriage with a Check Up

Just like an annual physical is a preventative measure for early detection of disease, an annual relationship check-up is a preventative measure that can be taken to strengthen and safeguard  your marriage. Checking in regularly with your spouse provides the opportunity to evaluate where you are, where you want to be, and how you will get there. When thinking about what’s working and what’s not working in a marriage, it can be easy to start with a list of complaints about where your spouse is not meeting your needs. But I suggest that you each start by examining how you are meeting your spouse’s needs first. Taking a close look at our own behavior before we offer critique on our spouse’s flaws allows us to come into the conversation from a place of humility and self-awareness. And there’s a good chance that you will each catch the areas where you need to grow before your spouse even points them out. Ready for your Marriage Check-Up? Here are a few questions for each of you to consider individually: Affection - Have I provided my spouse with the emotional affection he or she needs? Communication - Have I listened well when my spouse was telling me something that was important to him or her? Conflict - When we disagreed on something, was I respectful of my spouse and willingly engaged until we resolved the issue? Money - Have I been a good steward of our finances and resources? Household - Have we have defined roles and fulfilled them without complaint? Parenting - Have we defined roles and have supported each other in working with our children? Trust - No matter what happens, can my spouse can depend on me to be supportive? Take the next step. Once you’ve each answered all the questions, spend some time discussing your answers with each other in humility and honesty: recognize that this process is crucial to giving your marriage a fresh start. Acknowledge and apologize for the areas where you scored low.  Have a collaborative discussion about how you can each do better in the areas where you scored below a 3, and commit to growth in those areas. If emotions become heated and your conversation becomes oppositional rather than collaborative, take a time out and consider seeking outside help to fully evaluate your marriage. At the Marriage Recover Center, we offer a Marriage Evaluation Package for couples in need of a more thorough check-up on their relationship or couples who already recognize that there are problems. The 3-session package includes a 1-hour session for each individual and a 1-hour joint session. At the end of the 3-hour evaluation, your counselor will help you develop a plan for how you can grow as a couple and what you will need to do to get there. Learn more about the Marriage Evaluation Package here or call us at (206) 219-0145 for a fresh start.

14 Common Thinking Errors

Most people assume they have clear thinking. They believe their thoughts are logical. Therefore, when people disagree with them, they think it is everyone else who is wrong. But can we, ourselves, really be the source of authority for everything? Of course not. We all have thinking errors that are destructive to our life and relationships.

What it Means to Be a Real Man

Growing up in the United States, I learned that a “real man” was supposed to be tough, self-sufficient, strong, smart, rich, and desired by women. “Real men” don’t lose fights or sporting events. The Old West portrayed men as not needing much for themselves, but willing to die for justice and truth. Good guys were never bad and bad guys, in the end, always lost. On the other end of the spectrum, our present-day culture portrays a very different view of men. Men are often viewed as selfish, sexually charged, uncaring, stoic, and controlling. At the same time, they are often expected to work and provide, to be useful, to make wise decisions and to eventually amass enough wealth to retire. I find that many men lose their personal sense of identity if they buy into either of these world views.