Dara Lindsey, M.Ed, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with a wide range of populations addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, distress tolerance, trauma, substance abuse and family dilemmas. She earned a Master’s degree from Temple University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Chester University, where she competed in track and field at the Division II level.
"My passion for both counseling and athletics has driven my interest in working with athletes and individuals of all ages."
Dara ran track and field competitively at the middle school and high school levels prior to running for West Chester University. She also ran cross country in high school, primarily as amiddle distant sprinter, focusing on the 400m, 800m, 4x400m and 4x800m relays. Dara began her coaching career in 2018 while working on her Master's degree, coaching high school girls track and field. Dara continues to immerse herself in running and enjoys local 5ks and 10ks. Eventually she would like to train to run a half-marathon.
Her involvement in sports over the last 10+ years both as a former Division II athlete and a coach has given her a unique perspective that combines sport psychology with a clinical approach to help individuals achieve peak performance. She understands, first hand, the importance of a strong mental foundation in reaching your fullest potential. Everyday she strives to provide a non-judgmental safe space, incorporating strengths-based and solution focused approaches that will meet the client where they are at while also helping to build skills, tools and coping techniques that are transmittable in both sports and life.
She brings her experiences as a coach into the clinical setting to create a working relationship that can help empower the client to reach their fullest potential.