Darice Funk, MA, LMFT
Eastern Illinois University
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience working with children, teens, and families in private practice and school-based settings. I strongly believe that access to quality mental health services is critical for today’s youth and am honored to support the comprehensive and collaborative mission at BACA. Prior to BACA, I was a key contributor in the development of Counseling and Support Services for Youth’s (CASSY) elementary school program. CASSY is a non-profit with the mission of providing quality mental health services at school. My focus was working with districts in the Bay Area to design programs that offer on-campus counseling and also provided clinical supervision to intern therapists. My own clinical training came from Seneca Family of Agencies and EMQ, where I supported children with severe behavioral and emotional concerns in the school environment. It was through this training that I was able to see the benefits of early intervention and comprehensive mental health services. My clinical interests include relationships, parenting, social communication, and family, educational, and community systems. I provide a warm and empathic environment for clients to express themselves in a way that feels most comfortable to them. I draw from various theories including Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused and offer a variety of interventions such as mindfulness, art, and play.