Darlene Egelhoff
(970) 209-9086
503 6th St, Suite 5, Crested Butte 81224

About Me

Darlene Egelhoff, MA, LPC, LAC

Darlene Egelhoff | Ascent Counseling


I am a Licensed Addictions Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Specialization in Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University, Virginia and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Adams State University in Colorado. I am somatically trained and certified in EMDR and amino acid therapy.

Ascent Counseling is a private, body-centered Somatic therapy practice offering therapeutic individual counseling for adults in Crested Butte, Colorado. I work with a wide range of life concerns as well as emotional and behavioral issues and specialize in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and mental health nutrition.


I have worked in a variety of roles in mental health for the past seven years. Before opening my own treatment agency I enjoyed working as a therapist at The Center for Mental Health in Gunnison, Colorado counseling as a general practitioner specializing in Substance Use Disorders and Trauma Therapy. In that role I was also able to work with clients while incarcerated in the Gunnison jail as well as facilitate DUI groups for Level II Education and Level II Therapy. Before joining The Center for Mental Health I worked with clients as a primary therapist in a residential treatment facility at the Women’s Recovery Center in Grand Junction CO, a 90-day intensive drug and alcohol and transitional living program specializing in holistic recovery. I have also worked for Juvenile Services in the Gunnison Valley with high risk youth as well as provided counseling services through private practice and for Oh Be Joyful Church in Crested Butte and the Community Church of Gunnison. I support individuals, couples, and families who desire a more joyful life through hope, healing, health, self-awareness, and understanding in order to build stronger relationships with themselves and others.

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Counseling Association

American Psychological Association

EMDR International Association