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.