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Darin Hays, LSW

Clients I love working with:
  • Individuals with anxiety and depression
  • Individuals with low self-esteem
  • Individuals with anger issues and emotional regulation issues
  • Individuals in life transitions (specifically adolescents and young adults 12+)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Systems Theory
  • Modern Psychodynamic Approaches
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Darin is currently accepting new clients


  • Monday and Thursday from 1:30-6:30
  • Tuesdays from 1:30-7:30
  • Wednesday and Friday from 1:30-5:30
  • In-person and telehealth

Cost: $105/session
(Cash, Card, Check, HSA Accepted)

About Darin

Darin Hays, is a licensed social worker (LSW) who is passionate about walking with his clients to empower them. His clinical focus is working with adolescents and young adults who may be dealing with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, anger issues, and other emotional regulation issues.

Darin uses many concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) to provide practical tools which may include mutually agreed upon homework. He utilizes family systems theory, and the exploration of childhood development and trauma history that may have an impact on the client’s present day by using some aspects of modern psychodynamic approaches. Darin is QPR certified and has a certificate of completion in The Fairy Tale Model of Trauma Treatment.

Many times people come to therapy overwhelmed and perhaps even questioning if they should be seeking help at all. Darin wants to partner with you to find the treatment that will work best for you in this process and remind you that there is hope and that you do matter. Darin believes that the most important aspect of the therapeutic experience is the presence of someone who will listen and care for you no matter what you may be facing. Darin is also a devoted Christian and would love to discuss anything pertaining to faith if you would like to bring up those conversations in session.

Darin earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from Ozark Christian College and his Bachelor of Social Work from Missouri Southern State University in 2022 where he graduated with the outstanding graduate award. He went on to earn his Master of Social Work from The University of Arkansas in 2023 where he earned the MSW student award of excellence. Darin is presently under the supervision of Lisa Franklin, LCSW and is an LSW in the state of Indiana.

Darin's Blog Posts

Darin Hays

Setting the Stage for the Stages of Grief

If you ever have done any research with grief at all, you have probably seen the Kubler-Ross model of the stages of grief. This model has been widely held as the gold standard for how humans process grief. The initially proposed and popularized phases were: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance   While there are benefits

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Resisting Grief

There are many things that can cause us to resist grief and these things can impact both your inner self and your relationships with others. No one wants to or looks forward to sitting in grief but it is a necessary part of your healing journey.   Reasons for Resisting Grief When we first hear

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Grief is Not Just Losing Someone You Love

Grief is something we will all face at some point in our lives, and most likely multiple points in our lives. These moments of grief make up the darkest moments of our lifetimes. When people think of grief, we often associate it with the death of a loved one. While these are often the most

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