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 hour session)$350
2-day Personal Intensive$2610
3-day Marriage Intensive$3770
Custom IntensivePlease call for estimated quote.
Hourly Sessions$145
Marriage Evaluation Package$350
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

Do I really need to win? 7 Rules of a Fair Fight

As a younger man I often heard things like “winning is not everything, It’s the only thing.” Who wants to lose? Many men seem to equate being gentle and patient with loss. But the truth is, self-promotion is loss, and lifting others up is winning. Many of the men who join our program, The Core, think they’re always right; everything is and should be as they see it. They will say things like, “A good wife, a Christian woman, should just submit.” They often feel they’re being controlled and respond by blaming their wives for forcing them to do something. But the wives also complain about being controlled and manipulated.

How We Deceive Ourselves

Do you ever find yourself acting contrary to what you know is good or what you really want to be about? Or perhaps you know someone who says the right things and seems to present good intentions, but, in fact, they do not actually do much that is consistent with such beliefs. I call this self-deception.

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.