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Darin Hays, LSW

Email: Darin@peacefamilycounseling.com

Phone: 317-881-0409 Extension: 22

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 – Friday (specific hours vary)
  • 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 been trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy.

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

Examining the Pros and Cons of Incorporating the Enneagram in Christian Practice

The integration of the Enneagram within Christian communities sparks both fervent advocacy and cautious skepticism. As believers we must weigh its potential benefits against perceived pitfalls. Over the last several blog posts, we’ve delved into this discourse and tried to find a balanced exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of using the Enneagram in our

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Christianity and the Enneagram: The Enneagram’s History

Another area that brings up concern for people considering the enneagram is the history of it. This is one area that does have a lot of murkiness but again, there is a reason for this fact. For much of history, learning was passed down through oral traditions. This was very true for the enneagram. Many

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Christianity and the Enneagram: Is the Enneagram Demonic?

Anxiety is not a good or a bad emotion, but rather, it is either healthy or unhealthy. This is something I say in therapy many times and have to remind myself of it many more times. I also teach my clients that anxiety has 4 roles (3 healthy, 1 unhealthy): To challenge us to do

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Personality Tests vs. Enneagram: The Same or Different?

The Downfalls of Personality Tests Who am I? This is a question that plagues our society with the frantic search for finding our truth. Many of the resources available in finding “our truth” come in the form of self-help books, podcasts and videos. Typically, these resources challenge us to only look inward. And while that

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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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