Darlene Chatman, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Are you anxious, depressed or struggling with the loss of a loved one?

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a life transition like divorce or grief and loss, or psychological or sexual trauma; it is possible to heal and learn healthy ways of coping. Through the therapy process, I will help you gain insight, reclaim personal power, learn to remain safe and strengthen your self-esteem and self-worth.

Do you feel safe in your relationship? Are you being hurt?

Did you know that nearly half of all women in the United States have experienced at least one form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner? Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, and in all settings, regardless of gender, class, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, race or cultural groups.

If you are experiencing IPV or have in the past, know that you can heal, you can build back a sense of self-worth, and you are a survivor.

Are you having difficulty making decisions and often doubt yourself? Do you need approval from others to gain your self-worth?  Are you afraid of being abandoned or alone? Do you lack trust in yourself and have poor self-esteem?

Codependency is a learned behavior, but the good news is that it can be unlearned. I help you explore the roots of your behavior and learn to balance your needs with those of others.

I specialize in helping adult clients with:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Abuse
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Life Transitions
  • Co-Dependent Relationships

I believe the key to healing in therapy starts with a feeling of safety in the therapeutic relationship. For therapy to be successful the client and I must develop trust and a strong therapeutic alliance.  My role is to travel alongside you to foster an empathic, supportive, and nurturing environment.

My goal is to address your deep concerns and wounds. My counseling approach is centered on a collaborative relationship aimed at healing and growth.

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today. Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals. Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

Darlene was very kind, helpful, and prepared.