Dr. Darlene Anderson

LCMHC, LPC

About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Darlene Anderson, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina, and a Nationally Recognized Board Certified Counselor (NCC). I have 30 years of experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families in various settings such as community mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, detention centers, and private practice. I graduated with my bachelors degree from Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, my masters degree in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia, and most recently with my doctorate degree in Social Work from Morgan State University - Baltimore, MD in 2018. I have worked with clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina through various issues and concerns, which includes depression, drug and alcohol abuse issues, low self esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, codependency issues, trauma, behavioral issues, and stress related issues.

My clinical approaches include the following: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy .

Taking the steps to improve one's life requires courage, change, and commitment. So great job in taking this first step. I believe that everyone has the internal capacity to bring positive change in their thinking and overall lives . I am here to help you through the process and at the pace in which you are most comfortable.

Looking forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701008182 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LCMHC #7295 (Expires: 2024-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Darlene Anderson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by U.N. on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Really great listener and understands my concerns.

Written by M.O. on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is absolutely wonderful. The growth she has helped me to facilitate so far has been beautiful.

Written by G.I. on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Dr. Anderson is amazing, and I feel so fortunate to have discovered her on the BetterHelp platform. She is expertly trained and has incredible experience. She is insightful and compassionate. She leads sessions skillfully pinpointing areas of concerns and providing useful, actionable ideas for healing.

Written by E.U. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am grateful for Dr. Anderson. She is a great listener and is always willing to work with me at the level I feel most comfortable at.

Written by R.A. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. Anderson is the best counselor I’ve ever had. She supports and encourages me when I need it, but also calls me out when I am falling into bad patterns of behavior or of thinking. She listens intently and doesn’t force resolutions or force discussion on topics I’m not in the mood to talk about. She also doesn’t mind if I jump around or quickly switch topics or priorities. She has helped me to set manageable goals and expectations without ever making me feel like I’ve failed if I don’t meet the goals I set in prior sessions.

Written by D.’. on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I hope this will help me long time

Written by M.O. on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr Anderson is the best she understands me and gives me good advice on my journey ..Thank u Dr Anderson for everything

Written by C.H. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I've been in and out of therapy for 18 years and I've never had a connection like I do with Dr. Anderson. She helps me feel great on my wins no matter how small. She helps bring me confidence and encouragement on the things I need to work on. And she calls me on my own (for lack of better words) BS. Every single one of my friends of family that brings up therapy I recommend BetterHelp and find Dr. Anderson !!

Written by H.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, and adhd

After talking with a few therapists Dr Anderson is hands down the best! She is an excellent listener and is very good at making connections between things in my life that I had never thought of before. I would definitely recommend her to other people who may deal with anxiety, relationship issues, or self-esteem issues.

Written by K.A. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is amazing. After my time with her, I have progressed dramatically

Written by A.I. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, anger management, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

For years I have thought about doing therapy but have never been willing to spend the money on myself, I always felt selfish and guilty for doing something like this for myself. I finally decided to take the plunge and have been so impressed with how comfortable I feel with Dr. Anderson right from day one. She's super sweet and light hearted, but also takes my concerns seriously and validates my feelings and frustrations. I'm so happy to have been paired with Dr. Anderson, and am so glad I finally decided to do this for myself.

Written by A.N. on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Anderson is amazing! I am more content with therapy than I ever thought I would be. I am grateful to have found her right in the beginning of my journey. She is compassionate and provides you with practical ways to cope with challenges according to your individual needs.

Written by B.E. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I have enjoyed my sessions with Dr. Anderson. She is very attentive. In my opinion the sessions have been very helpful. I am elated that she is my counselor.

Written by P.R. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Anderson is so kind supportive and available when I need her most. Thank you so much.

Written by M.A. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr.Anderson is very patient, wise, honest and a great listener. Breaks things down in a clear way, helped me understand my issues and gives very practical advice. Very positive experience.

Written by S.I. on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Dr. Anderson is very good in dealing with anyone who has been through a traumatic experience. She can pinpoint your problems very well, and offers advice and solutions to work through them. I definitely recommend her for anyone who has gone through traumatic experiences, or any relationship issues.

Written by C.L. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Anderson takes the time to listen and provides insightful feedback. She has helped me in a tremendous way as I work through my journey.

Written by C.A. on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I needed an honest yet patient and wise person and I got that with Dr. Anderson!

Written by P.H. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Anderson has the expertise of a social worker and psychologist all combined into one package. She is the perfect person to discuss family issues or interpersonal issues with. I cannot recommend her enough, highly experienced and intelligent with such a warm outgoing nature.

Written by D.S. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Anderson has already helped me massively after just two sessions. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, and is very quick to help me uncover the root of whatever issues I am dealing with, and to offer me guidance on how to move forward.

Written by A.J. on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and eating disorders

After trying several counselors I finally found a great fit!

Written by D.A. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks

Very respectful and supportive. Offers a variety of support options and is genuinely interested in helping me.

Written by B.E. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Anderson is not only very attentive and informative. Although I have only had 2 sessions I’m very excited to continue my mental and emotional healing journey with her assistance.

Written by J.E. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sr. Anderson has been amazing! I have really enjoyed working with her and continuing to learn and progress within myself with all of her help and expertise!

Written by C.A. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Dr. Anderson is a compassionate and kind soul who helped me SO much in a short amount of time. The validation and support she gave me was exactly what I needed, and I am very grateful for her expertise.

Written by T.Y. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr.Anderson has really displayed a willingness to want to help me. She is very patient, professional and kind. I look forward to our upcoming appointment. I love the fact that she is very flexible when it comes to scheduling as well!!

Written by L.A. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I was really anxious starting counseling and I was sure it wasn’t going to be for me. Dr. Anderson created an environment where I wanted to share and open up. I look forward to my counseling sessions now. She really listens and provides resources that help me further my healing.

Written by A.N. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Even though it is just the beginning with Dr. Anderson she was been very kind and extremely helpful. She is easily reached and for me that is great because unfortunately I do feel like I have daily occurrence where I need more guidance so by having her to speak with has really helped my anxiety already. I’m excited to proceed with sessions with her.

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