DARREN DICKENS

Christ commands us in Matthew 22:37-39 to love God and to love people. As God has called and equipped me to love people, He has taught me how to help people love themselves. I do not profess to be a healer nor do I promise a better life to all that I serve. Rather, I strive to help others identify themselves as the created image of God, and to live fulfilled in their life, family, and work.

Area of Special Interests

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma and Crisis
  • Marriage and Family
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Parenting Skills
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Adventure Based Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Education and Credentials

  • Masters of Science in Psychology with emphasis in Children and Adolescents, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Bachelors of Science, Social Science, Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, Mississippi
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Mississippi
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Licensed Minister
  • Ordained Minister

Work Experience

  • South Central Regional Medical Center, Laurel, Mississippi, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources, Laurel Children and Adolescent Center, Laurel, Mississippi, Crisis Counselor
  • Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Laurel, Mississippi, Youth Minister
  • Vocational Ministry serving students and families since 1998.

General Information

I am married and have four children: two daughters, one son, and one foster daughter. My family is my foremost ministry. My wife and I have worked side by side in vocational ministry since 2002. I enjoy hunting, fishing, various outdoor sports with my family, and cheering for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.