I am a professional counselor licensed in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I have over 5 years of experience providing counseling to clients who struggle with substance use, depression, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts, anger management and mental health disorders. My knowledge base includes several years of training in trauma-informed care, crisis management, and mental health first-aid.
My most commonly used therapy techniques include CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered approaches. At my core, I am a teacher, motivator, and relator. My approach to counseling is to honor, respect, and serve my clients by maintaining an environment that makes them feel heard, and valued . I believe that confronting our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors can be challenging. My philosophy is that self-improvement is DIFFICULT BUT DOABLE!
I applaud for starting your journey toward meeting the BEST YOU! If you choose to journey with me, I look forward to serving you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC014032
Darin is a therapist that many should want to have. 10/10. Wouldn’t want anyone else teaching me and challenging me
Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Darin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
He's been a beacon of light for me.
Written on Dec 23, 2023 after therapy with Darin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Darin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief
I feel that anyone who's been through the mental health system has had some interesting experiences to say the least with different therapists. Darin Hudson, however, gave me a new light of reassurance for being able to receive the proper treatment with a therapist who actually took the time to understand what I felt my needs were and has opened helped enlighten my mind with the way we discuss what I've been through and/or am going through.
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Darin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I've had the privilege of working with Darin as my therapist, and I must say he's exceptional. Darin's dedication to his clients is evident through his consistent follow-ups after each session. He's incredibly accommodating, always willing to adjust his schedule to ensure I get the support I need. His warm and friendly demeanor makes therapy sessions feel comfortable and relaxed. Plus, he provides insightful and valuable advice. I highly recommend Darin to anyone seeking therapy, and I'm grateful for the support he's offered during my time of need. Looking forward to more sessions with him!
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Darin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Darin is personable and makes an effort to normalize the experiences that I struggle with.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Darin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes