Hello and welcome! I’m Darren. I want to work with you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the beautiful state of Oregon. I have over 16 years of direct clinical experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and in different mental health settings. I have been a high school counselor. Young people are impressive. They are resilient. There were many sad and heartbreaking stories. Families comes in all sizes and shapes and they are doing the best they can. I was a crisis worker assessing risk and functioning at the hospitals. You learn quickly the value of being present and how to effectively work with people in crisis. I provided individual and group counseling to adults with co-occurring disorders in a crisis stabilization facility. I have experience working with folks going through the legal/Correctional system. Challenging population but I’ve done well there. I am look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to work together.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #C5350 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
Have been extremely pleased with Darren talking and working with my daughter. She enjoyed the discussions and felt it really helped.
Darren is respectful and compassionate. He truly has a desire to help others. Thank you.
Darren has been so helpful and insightful into my situation. He is understanding and empathetic but also makes great insight into my situation and responds with positive support. It's been so helpful.
Darren is a good listener and i feel comfortable bouncing personal topics off him and talking about things that i would normally feel judged for saying. Even when he isn't part of a group that i am, i get the impression he understands the emotions im expressing.
Supportive, patient, and with a worldview that includes and appreciates all. I've really felt myself become able to live more presently, and trustful of the world around me since I've begun counseling with Darren. Darren, if you see this, thank you for reminding me to not worry too much!
So far he is very easy to talk to, he is smart, caring, and helpful