Darin holds a Master of Professional Counseling from Liberty University, a Master of Divinity from North Park University, and a Master of Art in Communication from Governor’s State University.
Darin has over 20 years’ experience in pastoral counseling and ministry, as well as substantial involvement in military chaplaincy, grief counseling and substance use therapy. He has also worked as a college professor teaching communication, conflict resolution, ethics, and other courses.
Darin previously served as a Chaplain, holding the rank of Captain in the Michigan Army National Guard where he ministered primarily to combat engineers in the 507th Engineering Battalion.
Darin has experience with individual, couple and family therapy, addressing a diverse array of mental health concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, end-of-life counseling, veterans’ issues, forgiveness work, spirituality, resilience, exposure therapy, and image rehearsal therapy for dream work. His primary counseling approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology.
Darin grew up in Otsego, MI. He has also lived in Chicago as well as Erie, PA, and the Quad Cities region of Iowa & Illinois.
Darin considers it a great privilege to be a companion with patients on their journey to wholeness. He sees his main role in therapy as helping patients view themselves with greater clarity for the sake of facilitating positive change and growth.
Darin has been married since 1993 to his wife, Patricia. He has three adult sons. Darin is delighted to serve you as part of the Pine Rest family at the Portage Clinic!