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Meet Darrin D. Payne, MA, APC a Clinical Mental Health Counselor certified in Trauma Therapy helping men, women and adolescents


...and learn more about his unique perspective. 


“The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.”

- Alfred Adler



The storms of life challenge everyone in various ways. Internal storm damage that is unrecognized manifests in our personal, professional, social and/or romantic relationships. He became a professional counselor to help human beings recover from the mental/emotional effects of the storms. His practice is under the supervision of Sue Foster, LPC, CPCS (Georgia LPC License #1926 since 1994)

Darrin is committed to connecting with his clients through comprehensive information gathering, collaborative treatment planning and unconditional positive regard for your holistic wellness journey. He does individual, couples, adolescent and group therapy employing psychodynamic, positive psychology with evidence-based interventions as needed. 


  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

      Richmont Graduate University, Atlanta, Georgia​​

  • Certified Trauma Therapist,

      Richmont Graduate University, Atlanta, Georgia​​

  • B.S., Ministry Studies

      Shorter University, Rome, Georgia

  • A.A.S. , Applied Science, Radiography

      Passaic Community College, Paterson, New Jersey




  • Trauma Informed Case Conceptualization

  • Addiction and Recovery

  • Seniors Counseling

  • Depression/Anxiety/Fear

  • Discontentment/Restlessness/Irritability/Moodiness

  • Divorce Recovery

  • Co-Parenting/Single Parenting 

  • Grief and Loss Recovery

  • Adolescents 

  • LGBTQ+ Informed Counseling

  • Faith Integration with Counseling (upon request)

Contact Darrin today!

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