My Approach to Helping
Darius' approach to the therapeutic process is transparent, concrete, and interactive. Darius heavily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or an Integrative approach when appropriate) to attend to discriminate patterns, affirm your innate strength and ability to persist, and assist you in creating options available to solve challenges you face. The goal of these interventions are to assist your sense of efficacy and bolster your esteem to be able to continue managing your life as you adapt and modify to unexpected challenges and changes.
Within his practice of adult psychotherapy, Darius emphasizes the importance of role reconciliation and cognitive flexibility. He offers a space to negotiate and make room for the multiple roles you carry as you reconcile challenges and waver between identities to meet personal, relational, cultural, and community needs that foster greater self-acknowledgment and acceptance, autonomy, and universality rather than division, helplessness, and inadequacy.
Avidly, Darius practices child adolescent therapy from ages 5-17. He heavily integrate family therapy in child and adolescent treatment as positive reinforcement and assurance to children that the family unit is a primary support while cultivating esteem, developmental autonomy, and skill building. Darius affirms the role of guardianship parenthood as integral to treatment and symptom management.
Darius' past work experience includes child, adult, and family psychotherapy, co-occurring treatment, mood and trauma related disorders, thought disorders and schizophrenia, substance use, relational conflict, LGBTQA+, and cognitive remediation for traumatic acquired brain injury (TBI ABI).