I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland, and have worked as a mental health counselor/ Psychotherapist providing, home-based, school-based, and outpatient (office-based) counseling to individuals, families, and couples since 2014. In addition, I have been actively providing telehealth-based therapy for the last three years. I graduated with my Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and family Therapy in 2014 then again with my second Master of Arts degree from Liberty University in Professional Counseling in 2017. I have worked with an array of clients with varying mental health disorders including trauma, serious depression, anxiety, personality disorders, gender identity issues, life changes/adjustment issues, bipolar disorders and psychotic disorders.
I consider myself an eclectic therapist who whole-heartedly believes in the importance of individualizing my counseling approaches to best meet the needs of each member I work with. I have specialized training in Trauma-Based Play therapy, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am currently a Nationally Certified Counselor. My professional style incorporates Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Narrative Therapy approaches to provide treatment that is unique to each of the member's needs. In addition, I have extensive experience providing vocational counseling and working with people and families of people who have intellectual disabilities.
I believe in the power of therapy and am a strong clinician ready to assist with motivation and eliciting positive change.
I would be happy to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC11142
WV LPC 2544
Great listener, helpful questions asked. Able to respond in relatable stories. He makes me think.
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Darren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Darren has been awesome in helping me navigate through my anxiety, self confidence and social skills. He’s a good listener and very supportive in my growth!
Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Darren for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
He listens to me and I free to speak my mind.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Darren for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Best listener I've ever had, it's been half a month so far and I've already opened up about so many things on my mind that I'd normally feel way to anxious to tell anyone else about, highly recommended by me and look forward to every session with him
Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Darren for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Darren has been very helpful in making me feel comfortable talking to him , he’s very understanding and kind.
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Darren for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
He is awesome
Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Darren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse