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Darush Parvinbenam

Darush Parvinbenam is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) in Ohio with a designation as a supervising counselor. Darush is currently in private practice at Renew Wellness Center. He has served in numerous clinical, academic, and supervisory capacities throughout his career in private and agency-based settings and as the Program Manager of Specialized Adult Services South Community Behavioral Healthcare. He was also the Coordinator of adult evidence-based practices and the team leader for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) at the Appleseed Community Mental Health Center.

During this time, he was also an adjunct and full-time Clinical Assistant Professor and practicum supervisor in the Counseling and Human Development Program at Walsh University, specializing in Motivational Counseling/Interviewing, Dynamics of Chemical Dependency, Dual disorder, Psychological testing & assessment, and Trauma Issues. On top of this, he was a training member of the trauma and addiction collaborative of Cuyahoga County. Currently, he holds an M.Ed. in Community Health Education and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. Darush Parvinbenam also received specialized training in Motivational Interviewing at the University of New Mexico from Dr. William Miller, a primary author of Motivational Interviewing: Preparing people for change. He is also trained as a trainer for Motivational Interviewing by Dr. Miller and his colleagues at the University of New Mexico. Darush is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) counselor and has experience working with clients with a variety of mental/emotional disorders and substance abuse. For the last 22 years, Darush Parvinbenam has served in several clinical capacities, including dual diagnoses, mental health, substance abuse counseling, and clinical/supervisory positions.

He has given several workshops for the Ohio Counselors Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Cuyahoga County, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, North East Ohio Health Services, Long Ford Health Sources of Massillon Community Hospital, Alpha Mu Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Walsh University, Community Health Center of Akron, and Appleseed Community Mental Health Center. His current professional interests include integrating evidence-based and neurobiologically/research-based practices of ancient and indigenous cultures into counseling and therapy, especially mindfulness and somatic-mindfulness methods to treat complex PTSD, dissociative, and adult attachment-related disorders.