How we got here
Welcome To Riverscape . We're glad and grateful you are here
Riverscape exists to provide a trusted , caring, safe Counseling and Psychotherapy location for all. We are honored to help all folks at all stages of their journey make progress toward new levels of healing. Whether you're just starting your journey or an accomplished journeyman, we 're here for you.
My name is Darcie R Clark and I am the the Founder and CEO of Riverscape Counseling , I received my Undergraduate degree in Equestrian Science from William Woods University and I Minored in Art in 1995. I believe now, since I decided not to go in that direction, that is was just meant to be a stepping stone. It is what gave me the push I needed to go back to school and obtain my Masters in Criminal Justice in 1998 and then finally, my Masters in Community Counseling.
Because of this combo, much of my early work was with juveniles and adolescents involved in the Court System, on Probation, or in Treatment /Correctional facilities . After that, 7 years was spent solely in Private Practice . One day, one of my colleagues had approached me stating she had an office space of her own and needed some help financially. She was looking for someone to share the cost with her. I decided to take the leap. I knew that there were changes I wanted to see happen in the mental health field and I was happy for the opportunity. In 2011 I decided, after taking this first step, that this was indeed a positive life direction. I wanted to give more attention to my own clients and provide services in a way that I believed provided the greatest amount of quality care . I started off very slow . Then one day towards the end of 2011 I took over that office space and began the practice as Darcie R Clark LPCC LLC .
In reflecting back, I realized, each time I made a large step with regards to the company, it felt gigantic and scary, but each time I'd taken a step, is the very moment when the other steps presented themselves.
I was 2 years on my own and then I hired one person and a receptionist who only worked until noon.This is when we moved to 11 W. Monument where our Main office sits today, and began doing business(DBA) as Riverscape Counseling .
In June of 2016 we began our Equine Therapy program which is called Horses 2 Healing (H2H ) , in Springboro. To bring it full circle , my Degree in Equestrian Science, which I hadn’t believed would count for much, now was #relevantagain .
In December 2018 is when we opened our Centerville Site. Located at 761 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
In 2020 we opened our newest and oldest office. The Wolcott-Ostram House built in the late 1800's(but it's not haunted :), became our Indianapolis home. One of the most important things I have learned is how important it is to have good people in the right places and how much all of those people matter.
We have now grown to 35 Counselors (Several with dual Licenses), and 6 Administrators and a Maintenance team.
This basic formula continues today, thousands of patients later. Riverscape Counseling continues to honor the vision that “you are the expert in your life and we are so glad that we are here to walk along with you on your journey."
As the mom of a trans daughter, it has been important to serve those within LGBTQ+ Community and those who are underserved or overlooked. Riverscape makes an extra effort to make our places safe spaces and is welcoming to all . We recognize the unique backgrounds that shape each of our lives and incorporate it within the scope of our practice.
“There is no such thing as doing nothing. There is no such thing as neutral or uninvolved. At every moment, social life involves all of us.
— Allan Johnson