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  • Dax Glasson-Darling, Registered Associate CSW

  • Associate Clinical Social Worker | 95808
  • Beverly Ellison | LCSW 75361 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • PO Box 1967 El Cerrito, California 94804
  • (510) 991-5816
  • About Dax Glasson-Darling Registered Associate CSW

  • Adolescents, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Body Size Diversity, Creativity, Depression, Eating Disorders/Body Image, Fetishism, LGBQIA, OCD, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Self Harm/Self Injury, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse
  • English
  • Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • DBT, Expressive Arts, Feminist, Group Therapy, Mindfulness
  • Gender Nonconforming, Genderqueer, Non-Binary, Other/Self-identify
  • White/European American
  • Every person's life has a unique melody. Sometimes that melody can feel messy, uncertain, repetitive, or even overwhelming. Though these songs we've written in the past can inform our current practices as a musician of life, they do not define our whole story. As an associate social worker and board-certified music therapist, I strive to walk alongside you as you navigate challenges, celebrate successes, and grow more into your whole and dynamic self. I believe that we have power in this moment to choose how to move forward and explore the possibilities that have yet to be written.

    I aim to provide therapy that is anti-racist, queer and poly affirming, sex-positive, kink aware, body-positive, and trauma-informed. I enjoy working with people who are experiencing life transitions and those wanting to heal from trauma, depression, or anxiety. As a member of the queer and trans communities, I also offer space for people who are exploring sexuality, gender expression, and gender identity.

    Depending on a person’s individual needs, I draw upon various practices including mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as humanistic and attachment-based approaches. Since healing comes in many forms, I offer the incorporation of music if you wish. I also welcome other forms of expression that bring you harmony and balance.

    I hold a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy. When I am not with clients or making music, you can find me walking in nature, engrossed in a book, or playing with my feisty cat.