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Darryl Arrington worked in the field of information technology for nearly two decades after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University. Having had diverse supervisory positions as a contractor within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, when Darryl felt led by God to go in another direction with his career, he entered Capital Bible Seminary in pursuit of a better understanding of how to minister to the soul; this move resulted in a Masters in Christian Counseling. During that period of reformation, Darryl enjoyed working in ministry to the homeless and disadvantaged in Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Having completed his Masters, Darryl was blessed with a position directing a large, in-patient rehabilitation treatment program just outside of Washington, DC. As well, during the same period, Darryl began providing services as a clinical therapist for the local practice which would eventually become Life Christian Counseling Network. Since that time, Darryl continues to provide therapeutic services for dozens of individuals, couples, and families who are seeking support for progressive life-change.
Darryl utilizes an integrative blend of therapeutic models that includes Bowen Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, 12-Step Principles, and, most importantly, Christ-dependant prayer. He has experience providing therapeutic services to those struggling with marital disharmony, including infidelity, issues of lust, and spiritual apathy or stagnation. Darryl’s clients have included singles, couples, and families; men, women, and young adults.
Darryl has a PhD in marriage and family therapy; as well, he is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Maryland Association for Counseling and Development (MACD), and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). He is frequently found with his family at local family venues, and his personal serendipitous activities include mountain biking, Bible study, and dating his wife.
“I most enjoy working with those who are captured by the failures that we all share. One of the ways that I knew that God called me to a ministry of counseling was the awe that I felt as I listened to the stories of joys and pains that “He” weaves into the lives of his creations. I enjoy exploring the goodness of God with others. As well, I enjoy sharing the demonstrations of His power in the lives of others. I have found that forgiveness is a key component that must be addressed. I also have experience with cultural diversity, conflicts and resolution.
“I know that God is most concerned with the spiritual and emotional heart and its health. Too often, we can focus on other things, not knowing that these distractions also eventually disaffect our hearts. When we pause and reflect, we can find that our problems come down to matters of the heart.”
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