Maura  Darrow

Maura Darrow


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Updated August 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Maura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Oakland, CA. Maura specializes in helping clients through harmful addictions, complex trauma and PTSD, and overwhelming depression or anxiety. She has over 10 years of experience working with clients who struggle to manage their daily emotions, leaving them feeling exhausted, disconnected from others, and frustrated with themselves. This can further exacerbate unhealthy behaviors, leading to self-medication, toxic relationships, or risky behaviors. Maura helps her clients to develop the tools they need to feel comfortable and balanced as they navigate their lives.

Maura’s approach to therapy begins with her warm and encouraging demeanor. She is a trauma-informed therapist who strives to create a safe, secure environment in each therapy session. She builds a strong sense of trust and rapport with each client so they feel comfortable opening up about their experiences and feelings. As a psychodynamic therapist, she leans on this trusting therapeutic relationship to encourage clients to reflect on their instincts, assumptions, and beliefs. Maura also incorporates elements of mindfulness practices into therapy by introducing clients to meditation, body awareness exercises, or visualizations. Clients also have an opportunity to hone in their personal narrative through narrative therapy.

Maura earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and has previously worked with many clients facing chronic illness, medical trauma, or complex injuries that have changed their lives. She empowers clients to live with a sense of control over their mental health and to embrace their innate courage to make healthy change.

Message to clients

Everyone deserves to have a space where they can be honest about how they really feel, without fear of being judged or criticized, where they can deepen their understanding of themselves and break patterns that have been holding them back. I work to form a strong, collaborative partnership with my clients to help you meet your goals!


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Maura Darrow is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

University of California, Los Angeles, Masters in Social Welfare, 2013


California: 75508