I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Practicing Counselor in the State of Maryland and have worked as a Mental Health Counselor/ Psychotherapist providing, home-based, school-based, and outpatient counseling (office-based) to individuals, families, and couples since 2014. 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 and gender identity issues.
In addition to my experience as a counselor, I have extensive experience working with youth, teens, and young adults. I have worked in the Human services field for a total of 14 years with the bulk of my experience being working with youth and families. I have previously provided recreation therapy, play therapy, pet therapy and art therapy in a group home setting to youth with disabilities. Those experiences have truly taught me that all people can benefit from counseling.
I consider myself an eclectic therapist whole-heartedly individualizing my counseling approaches to meet the needs of everyone I work with. I have specialized training in Trauma-Based Play therapy and Trauma Focused- CBT. My style incorporates Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Narrative Therapy approaches to provide treatment that is unique to my client’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!
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Intellectual Disability , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2544 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LCPC #LC11142 (Expires: 2023-01-31)
Darren greatly helped my daughter make progress in overcoming depression and social anxiety. He's given her multiple techniques that have helped her calm her anxiety in social situations. He listens and has genuine empathy and a drive to help. He is available to do video calls or messaging and lets you choose based on your comfort level. He responds to messages promptly and the messages are contemplative and sincere. My daughter looked forward to messaging him with her progress without my prompting. His professionalism, experience working with teens, and techniques were beyond our expectations for our first experience with online counseling. I would highly recommend Darren to any parent hoping to help their child improve their skills in coping with anxiety.
Darren is knowledgeable, understanding, open to suggestion, and met me right where I was in my counseling needs. With his variety of experience and background knowledge, Darren was able to support me and help me reflect on my circumstances, letting me finally move forward from the emotionally sticky life place I found myself in. 10/10, would recommend!
Darren is the best.
Darren Wiley is an ideal fit especially for anyone like myself who hadn't done therapy or counselling before and went into the process feeling slightly self conscious and unsure of it's value.
I assumed you would be looked down on ever so slightly by therapists (perhaps because of the movies) but it's like catching up with a friend at uni or work, highly recommend
Darren has been awesome as a therapist. It has been great working with him and discussing everything. I would definitely recommend him.