Trying to find the right words to say aside from THANK YOU is hard. I breathe easier just entering his office and am relieved knowing he will guide me and equip me in battling my problems. Darden cares and that means everything when one needs to take the step into therapy. C.R.
Posted: 2/02/2013 • Link to this review
There are not enough words to adequately describe what a wonderful therapist Darden Bynum is! He is very professional, but more importantly, is extremely caring & so easy to talk to. He is ALWAYS there for me, no matter how busy he may be. He is a very wise person and knows how to guide me in the right direction. Ever since I've been going to him, I have never felt alone. He is there when I need to reach out to someone. I can honestly say he saved my life, & he will never realize how very grateful I am for all his help. Trust me when I say you could NEVER find anyone better than Darden!! It is a 45-minute drive each way to see him, but well worth it!
Posted: 3/02/2011 • Last edited: 3/03/2011 • Link to this review
I just want to say that i also was court ordered to see Darden. at first i was upset that i was having to pay for this also along with the probation. but as i always say everything in life happens for a reason. being able to be part of Dardens group has been a God send for me! he is helping me to recognize where my weaknesses, as well as some strengths. he has taught me how to deal or re-act to situations differently, so as not to stike out. i am truely thankful that i have found someone like Darden to help me realize whats what and actually whats not! THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME TO BEGIN TO BREAK MY CYCLE!!!
Posted: 2/24/2009 • Link to this review
What began initially as court ordered "Parenting Classes" has turned out to be a journey of discovery for me thanks to Darden Bynum. First and foremost, I have always despised what I consider "physco-babble" and disliked Psychiatry in general, so I was leery - Coming from an extremely dysfunctional family, riddled with mental health issues, I have committed my adult life to fostering a healthy, love filled home for all my children - without outside intervention. You can imagine my shock and frustration when the anger towards and polarized relations with my teenaged children began to spiral out of control. Enter Darden. From our very first meeting Darden came across as a genuinely caring and polished professional. Without being condescending or accusatory Darden has led me to uncover and recognize the many sources of my otherwise common parenting challenges. Together we have come to the realization that my kids aren't my problem! Instead I, the loving parent, must learn to control my reactions towards them regardless of how adverse the circumstances. Darden taught me how to be a better parent by being a more self-aware and in control individual. Thank you!
Posted: 8/18/2008 • Link to this review
My therapy with Darden has been ongiong for about 3-4 years. I would be an angry, sad, and confused person if I had not meet with Darden and healed parts of myself. I look forward to every therapy session as a new opportunity to contemplate myself and my own world. I have never felt so in charge of my direction, and I am so thankful for it.
Posted: 7/29/2008 • Link to this review
Dear Ms. Freewoman: Carl Whittaker, a reknown family therapist, use to say, "I couldn't work with someone unless I could learn something from them." When you help yourself and "healed parts of my [your] self" in our work together, you help me help others too. Thank you for your work and your willingness to share it.
I have been going to Darden for almost four years and owe much of my success to him. He is always positive and compassionate, making each visit a pleasure.
Posted: 7/26/2008 • Link to this review
I delight in the delight of others. When a person I am working with begins making healthy and functional choices about the direction and purpose in life, and begins to delight in the wonder of it all, it brings me delight too. I see the shift beyond the ups and downs. It's gratifying to see a young person come of age, especially when that person chooses to rise above limitations. It's a pleasure to see you experience a whole different level of life.
My wife has gone to Darden for three or four years. It is sometimes difficult to have someone you love go to another person for council, but it is unbearable to see someone you love trapped in pain. Darden has helped my wife deal with the tradgedy of her past and given her a more healthy outlook on herself and what she is capable of. I don't know what they talk about, but in those transfusions of thought with Darden my wife finds peace.
Posted: 7/25/2008 • Link to this review
I'm grateful for the feedback. It's useful information for myself and for others. People, such as your wife, who are considering this kind of work need to know it can make a difference. And as you are pointing out, it can make a difference not only for the person in therapy, but also for other people. It's a privilege to be involved in this work. Thanks for taking the time to write; more importantly, thanks for taking the time to notice her and the changes she is making. --Darden
Darden's approach to therapy has helped me make huge personal strides, and I simply cannot recommend him enough. He is sensitive and shrewdly observant and brings humor and compassion to each session. I've been with him for a while, and plan to continue my personal work, and encouraging others to do the same. My sessions have been an oasis where I can finally get into and past the things that have been holding me back.
Posted: 7/25/2008 • Link to this review
It's a gift, quite a precious gift, to actually see a person make changes. I am honored to observe and watch growth unfold, to be present to this working through, and to be a part of this process. It's amazing and gratifying to witness personal struggle morph and to see a shift over time. You are most kind to comment; please accept my thanks for your continued commitment to our work together. --Darden
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