ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency


  • Abuse (physical, sexual, financial, verbal, emotional, etc.)
  • Addiction (pornography or sex, digital/gaming, gambling, etc.)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Family Issues
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital (infidelity, divorce, communication or relationship issues, etc.)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Weight concerns
  • Women’s issues

Darnell has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Longwood University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She became licensed to practice social work in 1995 and received state certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor in 1997.  She worked as a Family Therapist at Mt. Regis Center and has been in private practice with ABT Counseling since 2001.

As a specialist in mental health treatment, Darnell can help people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, phobic disorder, a variety of mood disorders (including bipolar disorder). She uses a practical approach to help clients learn to manage stress more effectively and improve their self-esteem. She also offers Christian counseling for those who request a Biblical perspective. Darnell uses a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques, experiential therapies, and supportive counseling — choosing a strategy that best fits with her patients’ personalities and temperaments.

Darnell has been helping clients learn to cope with their life stressors and difficulties for over 25 years and is known as a competent and compassionate counselor. She has a warm personality, is a great listener, and will be committed to helping you manage your particular situation with good judgment and step-by-step guidance.


To schedule an appointment with Darnell:

Ages of Clients:

  • Children (7-12 years)
  • Teens (13-17 years)
  • Adults (18-64 years)
  • Elders (65+ years)


  • Individuals
  • Couples



Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Cognitive Processing
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Family systems
  • Person-centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-based