Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.

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  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Pastoral Counselor
  • 315 S. Crouse Ave., Ste. 302, Syracuse, New York, 13210
  • Phone: 315-476-0906
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  • Session Fees: $110; Aetna, Excellus BCBS, Fidelis Care, MultiPlan, MVP, MVP Medicare Advantage, POMCO, ValueOptions, ValuePoint; limited sliding scale. NOT COVERED BY: Medicaid, Medicare, or GHI.

While serving as a United Methodist pastor in two areas of New York state I saw the need for professionally trained counselors and psychotherapists who could attend to people's spiritual and religious lives as well as their emotional and relational needs. I therefore extended my training with a doctorate in pastoral counseling and a three year residency in out-patient psychotherapy.

I have been working with central New York older teens and adults of all ages since 1985. Over the years other professionals have come to use me as a referral resource. They ask me to see folks with severe trauma histories, chronic depression, complex and chronic post-traumatic stress disorders, dissociative disorders and various forms of self-injury or self-harm.

Many of the people whom I have seen have had difficulty establishing or keeping healthy relationships, no doubt due in some part to difficulties experienced earlier in their lives. They don't understand themselves. If they are in relationships their partners are often at a loss in knowing how to relate to them.

I am a certified Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (, and a Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (

Please be advised that as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor my services are NOT covered by Medicaid, Medicare or Blue Cross/ Blue Shield/ United Behavioral Health. If you have one of those plans and contact me I will attempt to help you find an applicable provider in my service area.

I would gladly talk with you over the phone if you have questions prior to requesting an initial appointment.

My office number is (315) 476-0906.

Paul Darnell Reaches

Syracuse NY