Darshann M. Wienick, JD, MSW, ACSW

"You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." - Jon Kabat-Zinn
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According to an ancient Buddhist saying, "pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." My approach to working with patients is to offer effective strategies that minimize unnecessary suffering and to help develop new ways of coping with and healing from trauma. I am a mother and adoptive mother of teenagers in a blended family, so I understand the challenges parents and children face in the aftermath of divorce. As a former family law attorney, I understand the system and its limitations, so I have unique insight into the ways in which litigation, especially high-conflict divorce and custody litigation, can be traumatic to families. I love working with teenagers. I have experience treating inpatient adolescents in crisis, many of whom identify as LGBTQ+. As a U.S. Army veteran, I would be honored to assist other veterans and active duty military personnel as well. My diverse life experiences have provided me with the insight necessary to work with a broad range of individuals. If my skills and background feel like a fit, let’s meet; I’d love the opportunity to embark on a journey of healing with you.
Darshann M. Wienick, JD, MSW, ACSW
Associate Clinical Social Worker


High-Conflict Co-Parenting Specialist

  • High-Conflict Custody Disputes
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Trauma
  • Teenagers
  • Relationship Issues


  • Child-Centered Co-Parenting
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • DBT Skills
  • Solution Focused
  • Person-Centered
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Strength-Based


  • 50 Minute Therapy Session: $185 - $200
  • Court appearances per hour: $300 - $400
  • Consultation fee per hour: $300 - $400


I offer in-person and Telehealth sessions

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120 Vantis Dr Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2677

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