darius Lewis, ms

licensed professional counselor - intern

supervised by lindsay ballinger, lpc-s

My passion for counseling comes from my desire to help individuals and families function at their maximum capacity. I believe every person has an innate motivation to move towards the best version of themselves. I view my position in the therapeutic relationship as supporting a person through what may be a very difficult time so that the individual or family can move forward.

I am an LPC-Intern under the supervision of Lindsay Ballinger, PhD, LPC-S. I completed my Master of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University. I have experience counseling in a university counseling center and during crisis situations in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, schools, and community settings.

I view therapy from a person-centered perspective, meaning that an individual or family leads decisions regarding change. What I find most important in counseling is the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor. I nurture this relationship by providing a safe space for people to explore their deep personal struggles while I remain nonjudgmental and empathetic. I work primarily with adults, couples, and families. I include family members in the counseling process whenever applicable because individuals are not born and raised without social and environmental influences. These influences can be instrumental in the healing process.

Darius works out of ROCC’s McKinney office. To schedule an appointment directly with him, please call 469-207-1470 or email at Darius.Lewis@richlandoaks.org.

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.
— Brene Brown