About Me

To introduce myself, my name is Darrin Krenz and I live in the greater Minneapolis Minnesota metro area where I have been for most of my life. I have three adult children, enjoy time with my two cats, and appreciate the outdoors. I have a passion for backpacking/camping in the Rocky Mountains several times per year and have found this helps me find tranquility both mentally and spiritually.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC) in Minnesota with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist/counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and ADHD. In addition,I have been a Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the State of MN for over 15 years, working with various alcohol, opioid, and stimulant difficulties. I currently work with Buprenorphine/Suboxone programming. I was also part of the Adjunct faculty at a local Minneapolis University for 6 years teaching in an Addiction Studies, Co-Occurring disorders, and Master Social Work programs. This unique experience offers the people I meet with in a therapeutic setting the liberal approach to each person’s individual needs.

My therapy style is warm, interactive, client centered, and liberal. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and believe in a person’s mental health and addiction struggles should not be stigmatized with labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, person centered and harm reduction modalities. I will our conversational dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to invite me into your life to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #23480 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Darrin Krenz. 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 B.R. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coaching

Darrin is patient and understanding. Its a little early to give much insight in a review, but I like him overall and he asks good questions.

Written by C.O. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

I feel very lucky to have been matched with Mr. Krenz. He has helped me get through one of the worst periods in my life and continues to provide support to help me get back in control.

Written by T.A. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and relationship issues

Darrin is a friendly, compassionate person and very intentional.

Written by D.A. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I’ve told people that Betterhelp is a great place to seek help to better you

Written by Z.A. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Our first few sessions have been very helpful. I look forward to working with him going forward.

Written by B.R. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

He is great

Written by R.A. on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Darrin is amazing. Listens well, offers constructive advice, and he’s supportive.

Written by J.U. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and anger management

I've had one session with Darrin so far and it was great. He completely understood my issues and has so much relevant experience. I think he's going to be a huge help!

Written by R.Y. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, adhd, and anger management

Hi, my therapist, Darrin Krenz, just ghosted me. He even checked in a couple of days ago to verify our 11:45am session today, 3/19. I stressed about today, I planned around this- it’s important to me. That should be obvious to a licensed mental health professional? I messaged him, tried my phone, tried my laptop, and didn’t get a word back from him. I waited 30 minutes and then the session ENDED. Not a word. This was supposed my first session with him and my first with Better Help and it’s unacceptable. I need a complete refund immediately. Refund it, cancel the billing. I will NOT try Darrin again, I will NOT try someone else on your site.

Written by D.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Darrin has been great . Good listener . And gets back to my messages when he can . I look forward to continuing our sessions . Thank you

Written by K.I. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Darrin has helped me during an extremely transitory time in my life. I felt lost, unsure of where to turn and frustrated at the progress (or lack of it) that I've made so far in life and career. He helped me uncover the strength and direction within myself, to uncover my light. I would heartily recommend him for anyone who was as lost as I was and needs help being reminded just how strong you actually are (or can be).

Written by B.E. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Darrin’s willingness to not only offer sound advice, but offer a listening ear without judgement is something I truly value in my sessions with him. I feel like I can talk openly about anything and be seen as a person, not a “patient”. He helps guide me to the conclusions or realizations myself which helps me understand on a deeper level of how I think. Thank you, Darrin.

Written by M.I. on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Darrin has been helping me through all sorts of problems I've been having issues with in my life and find ways that make sense to fix them.

Written by A.N. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I felt heard when explaining what I needed help with (relationship issues). I left the first session with several concrete action steps for working on communication with my partner. I also felt heard regarding what hasn't been helpful for me in communicating with a prior therapist.

Written by S.H. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

Darrin is professional, caring, and a good listener. He is thoughtful and responsive.

Written by J.E. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coaching

I appreciate the flexibility in scheduling and I feel comfortable and connected with his history and wide variety of skills.

Written by C.O. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Darrin is a great listener and approaches my issues on a real level. He’s very easy to talk to and easy to trust.

Written by M.O. on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Darrin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

He is really professional

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