Darryl Donlin, LCSW

How my life changed and came full circle.

I put a great deal of effort into trying to be “successful.”  I worked hard, sacrificed, and applied everything I learned from my education where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree and then two Masters's Degrees. It was all about achieving my dreams. For a while at least.     

Career-wise, I went from working with families in crisis fresh out of graduate school to eventually holding executive positions at well-known healthcare companies after earning an MBA. Yet, when I achieved my goals (education, career, awards, promotions, etc.), I was somehow disappointed.  I did not feel satisfied.   

Something was missing. 

I began questioning my abilities and core values.  “What was wrong with me?” I often wondered.  Fortunately, I sought the help of experts.  I discovered something important: The correct question was, "What empty place in my heart was I looking to fill with the desire for success?"   

Discovering that missing puzzle piece was not always easy but it did pay off in big ways: I became a better husband, father, and therapist. I also discovered my core character, the importance of my faith; and my purpose in life.  So, I did a 180-degree turn in my career and went back to my original passion of helping people improve their lives. 

Life is tough and can even be tragic when it does not go as we planned or as we deserve. You do not need to go down this path alone. I would be honored to walk with you, hear your story, and get you back on track. 


I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a variety of struggles in life. I specialize in working with men, who seek to accomplish their life's goals, while they strive to overcome adversity in their career, personal, and home life. 


I provide an integrated faith-based model that combines the principles of psychology with a Christian counseling perspective.  I also offer a traditional counseling model for clients who prefer this approach. As the client, you will select which model is the right fit for your needs.

To ensure you will receive the most effective experience, I will ...

Listen carefully and without judgment, as you tell your story.

Help you understand how the past may influence the present.

Empower you to put your new skills and insight into action.


I have 20+ years of clinical and executive behavioral health experience within private practice, in-home family therapy and corporate managed care settings. I am a State of New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #1326617416).  Most recently I became a Certified Trauma Treatment Professional (CCTP).  Interventions utilized include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and a Somatic-based approach.   


  • Anxiety
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Porn Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Teen Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD


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