Darcie Davis-Gage

Division Chair and Program Coordinator of Counseling; Associate Professor

Darcie Davis-Gage

247 Latham Hall

(319) 273-4243

Darcie Davis-Gage

Division Chair and Program Coordinator of Counseling; Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Iowa
Ed.S. in Mental Health Counseling Pittsburg State University
MS in Community Counseling, Pittsburg State University
BA in Psychology, Loras College

Teaching Interests

Crisis and Trauma
Career Counseling
Wellness, Self-Care, and Brain Based Behavior
Integrated Practice and Clinical SupervisionMental Health Internship

Research Interests

Expressive arts in supervision and wellness practices
Trauma informed design
Compassion fatigue in first responders
Career narratives

Professional Accomplishments

Darcie Davis-Gage is a licensed mental health counselor and a counselor educator at the University of Northern Iowa. She currently serves as Chair of the UNI Graduate Council and Division Chair of the Counseling Program. Dr. Davis-Gage has over 20 years experience as a counselor, clinical supervisor, and counselor educator. She is currently in the process of gaining their credential as a Registered Expressive Art Therapist. She is training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART-Basic) which is an evidenced based eye movement treatment for trauma and other mental health issues. She is the clinical consultant for Hero Haven, a non-profit agency providing support and services to volunteer firefighters and first responders. Dr. Davis-Gage actively collaborates in numerous interdisciplinary research and service endeavors and frequently presents nationally and internationally on expressive art therapy, wellness, and trauma informed design. She currently provides pro bono expressive art counseling and wellness services in the community and is active as a clinical supervisor. She. also enjoys an active art practice in dance, movement, drama, and mixed media.


Meany-Walen, K.K., Davis-Gage, D., & Lindo, N,A., (2016). The impact of wellness-focused supervision on mental health counseling practicum students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 94(4), 464-472.

Betrabet Gulwadi, G. Davis-Gage, D., & Barnes, E. (2020). Investigating a salutogenic approach to the design of school counseling spaces. Presented at International Association of People-Environment Studies in Quebec City, Quebec Canada (Presented online due to COVID-19)

Davis-Gage, D. (2021) Expressive Arts with Couples and Families.  Invited to present at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan 

Davis-Gage, D. (2019) Wellness and Creativity in Counseling. Invited to present at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan