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1515 Parker Drive

Laurel, Mississippi


Darren Dickens, LPC-S

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. My goal for each of my clients is to help them identify the good in their lives, work with them to make it better, and enable them to fulfill their best selves. I am assisted in session by my AKC certified and licensed therapy dog, Bram.


Special Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Stress management

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Marriage & Family

  • Parenting

  • Children & Adolescent

  • Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

Education & 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

  • Trained in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

  • Licensed Minister

  • Ordained Minister

  • Telemenal Health Provider

  • Canine Good Citizenship Certification

Work Experience

  • Crossroads Christian Counseling since 2013

  • South Central Regional Medical Center, Laurel, Mississippi, Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources, Laurel Children and Adolescent Center, Laurel, Mississippi, Crisis Counselor

  • 25+ years as a Vocational Minister servicing as Youth Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Hospice Chaplain.

General Information

My family is my foremost ministry. My wife and I have worked side by side in every calling God has placed on our lives since 2002. I enjoy hunting, fishing, other various outdoor sports with my family, and rooting for the
Mississippi State Bulldogs. Bram, my therapy companion, is a hypoallergenic Australian Labradoodle who enjoys being petted and taking long naps.

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