Darby Mest | CSW

Therapist & Wellness Coach | Pronouns: she/her/they

Darby is passionate about creating inclusive spaces and helping people on their path toward mental wellness. She enjoys working with a diverse population, including folks who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+. Darby uses a feminist multicultural lens and believes it is imperative to recognize systems of oppression when working with clients.

Darby works with various people and challenges, including emotional regulation, sexuality, relationships (including non-monogamy), life transitions, faith conflicts, and more. Darby is also a meditation and mindfulness teacher and often incorporates that into her sessions.

Darby received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She also received her BA in Theater Studies from the University of Utah. Darby loves the arts, supporting local businesses, attending concerts, hanging out in nature, watching sci-fi, and playing video games.

To quote Maya Angelou: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Darby believes that although healing is not always linear, some of our most significant challenges can create our most meaningful moments.

Darby is a Certified Social Worker in Utah.

License #: UT 13412242-3502

More About Darby

Areas of Expertise

Darby specializes in:

BIPOC Identities and Experiences
LGBTQIA2+ Affirming/Journeys
Polyamory and Non-Monogamy
Mindfulness and Meditation
Sexuality and Sexual Concerns
Faith and Spirituality Journeys/Transitions
Life Transitions
Stress Management
Anxiety & Depression
Women’s Issues
Emotional Regulation
Sexual Orientation Exploration
Gender Identity Exploration
Ketamine Assisted Services

Services/ Population

Darby provides the following services:

Individual, Couple, and Family Services
Individual, Couple, and Family Services
Ketamine Assisted Services
Adolescents (age 13 to 17)
Emerging Adults (ages 18 to 21)
Adults (age 22 +)


Darby’s rates are as follows::

$130 per 45-minute therapy session
$150 first diagnostic/assessment session
$120 per 50-minute coaching/consultation session

Additional Rates / Insurance

Darby also offers:

6 Session Coaching Package:
$110 per coaching session ($660)
purchased upfront, non-refundable
package sessions valid for 1 year
Ketamine Assisted Services
$360 per 2 hr session
Select Health-Group Plans Only
Care, Choice, Med, Value
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
Preferred ValueCore, FocalPoint, Individual and Family Network, RealValue, BlueOption, Blue High-Performance Network, SaveWell
Cigna Health Insurance/Evermore
Aetna Commercial Health

*Medicaid, and Medicare-associated plans not accepted.


Darby is available to see clients via phone, online, or in person.

Availability (Mountain Time):
Tuesdays: 11 am – 6 pm (phone, online or in-person)
Wednesdays: 11 am – 5 pm (phone, online or in-person)
Thursdays: 12 pm- 6 pm (phone, online or in-person)
Office Location:
2040 E. Murray Holladay Rd, Holladay, UT 84117
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