Colton Darrow, LPC, NCC

(he/him)

Education & credentials

  • MA (Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
  • NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)

Philosophy

I believe in the necessity for a strong therapeutic alliance where counselor and client share a mutual engagement in therapy. Cultivating a high degree of self-awareness and insight into any presenting issues that may arise during the course of therapy is conducive to the conceptualization process. This better equips an individual to meet their goals for therapy whatever they may be.

Personal Statement

The relationship between client and counselor is crucial to the healing process and in the journey for positive change. That said, things such as empathy, understanding, respect, authenticity, support, and genuine compassion are some things to expect. I make every attempt to find a balance between challenging clients to maximize their potential for growth while also applying a gentle and supportive element and operating at a comfortable pace for you, the client. I feel a calling to help those who are willing to better themselves, their relationships, achieve goals, or simply want to improve overall life satisfaction in the pursuit of happiness. Serving those that serve (or have served) us is my passion. Working with military, first responders, and healthcare workers is a great honor and a wonderful privilege but regardless of background, race, religion, ethnicity, creed, or color my office will be a safe place for any who feel they are ready and/or willing to talk.

Special Interests

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

About me

What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Spending quality time with loved ones (friends, family, and pets) and being outside in nature.

What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
That is a tough one as I have a few: Fishing, music, and pets are among my most often used strategies for self-care.

What was your dream job in elementary school?
Firefighter

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Another tough one! I’m a huge movie fan but I can say that “AVATAR” was my best experience in the theaters.

Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?
Camping. Somewhere quiet and relaxing with great weather! It has happened but I could certainly tolerate a longer stay!

What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
For me, nothing hits the spot quite like great Sushi.

Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Colton Darrow, call 810-494-7180