Meet the Team
Darin Conway, LCSW
Welcome to Just Talk Therapy! I am Darin Conway, founder of Just Talk Therapy of Silicon Valley and a California licensed clinical social worker (# LCS28759). We build Just Talk Therapy to work with individuals, and their mental health challenges and we specialize in working with high risk clients struggling with various forms of ongoing mental illness.
I have spent the past 7 years running my own private practice working with clients struggling with everything from eating disorders to self harm, anxiety, depression, family conflict, peer conflict, bipolar disorder, substance use and abuse, grief and loss, gender identity and sexuality, and many other difficult to handle emotions and situations. Prior to private practice and throughout my years of training and licensure, I worked in a variety of organizational settings including domestic violence support, crisis response and working as a counselor in a high school setting. I helped CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) grow from at its first location at Los Gatos High School to include ten high schools and five middle schools in seven districts throughout the South Bay. I also worked as part of the Crisis Response Team at EMQ (now Pacific Clinics) performing suicide and homicide assessments for Santa Clara County. It has been an honor to work with so many families over the years who without our interventions might otherwise not have received mental health services they so desperately needed.
Having grown up and spent much of my adult life in the Bay Area, I have a thorough understanding of the complex nature of the stressors experienced by both individuals and their families living in such a vibrant, competitive area. By bringing this understanding to my work with clients, I am able to more thoroughly comprehend their struggles and help them develop strategies for managing those struggles.
When I'm not at work, you will find me enjoying my family (and our family dog) and taking advantage of the many great things the Bay Area has to offer like relaxing at the beach, hiking in the mountains or enjoying one of the myriad of wonderful restaurants our area offers.
Associate Marriage Family Therapist
As an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT 120859), I provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals looking for therapy support. I graduated from Santa Clara University with a Master's degree in counseling psychology and have extensive experience working with youth and families to help them navigate difficult emotions, anxiety, depression, and childhood and adolescent transitions.
I have worked in school settings providing mental health services through CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth). My passion is working with children and emerging adults.
I believe that therapy is a powerful tool for building on strengths and fostering connection and empowerment. Whether you are seeking support for yourself or for a loved one, I am here to help you on your journey toward healing and growth.