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!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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
VA LPC 0701008182
NC LCMHC 7295
Dr. Anderson is the best! She has a knack for knowing when to push you and when to let things settle for a bit. She has challenged me in all the best ways, and also periodically reminds me to reflect on how much progress I have made.
Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with Darlene for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Dr. Darlene Anderson is quite amazing, and I feel so grateful to have found her here. She has top-notch training and expansive experience. Dr. Anderson is insightful, thoughtful, patient, professional, and compassionate--to name just a few important characteristics you hope for in a therapist.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management
Dr. Anderson literally saved my life. She was understanding, empathetic, knowledgeable, and strong. She taught me how to set boundaries and find happiness. I am on my way to my best life. Please consider working with her especially if you have been affected by a narcissist or have issues with family members.
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching
Dr. Anderson is an incredible therapist whose validation, compassion, and realness has immensely helped in my healing over the past year!
Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Really great listener and understands my concerns.
Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
She is absolutely wonderful. The growth she has helped me to facilitate so far has been beautiful.
Written 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