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Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes even the strongest people need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, there is hope for a better tomorrow.

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller

You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.

If you’re ready to be a better, happier, more fulfilled you,
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Adult & Adolescent Recovery Counseling (AARC) was founded by Derek Allen in 2015. After spending years working in community mental health and with large agencies, Derek realized there were limitations that prevented him from providing the quality service that individuals deserved. AARC was created with the goal of providing treatment designed specifically for the person, not a one-size-fits-all model. By focusing on the individual, without the distractions and politics of a large agency, treatment can be dedicated to quality, integrity, progress, and results. Our clients are able to take an active role in their treatment, feeling empowered in their progress. At AARC, we ensure that our clients are clear about the treatment focus and goals, and have a clear picture of what their treatment will look like. We understand that there are hundreds of therapists to choose from and we appreciate you taking the time to research our services. We are confident that you will see the value in trusting us with your care. Give us a call today for a free consultation and never feel lost in the mess of mental health treatment again.

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Thank you for all that you do and all that you have done. I will always highly recommend Derek, he is amazing at what he does.
Derek has qualities of kindness, empathy, strictness, great analogies and the clever ability to make you dig deeper in your progress.
Derek is hands-down the most helpful, thorough therapist I have ever worked with and I have seen quite a few therapists through the years. My therapy sessions have a purpose and are focused on my issues that need to be focused on. Derek does a great job of checking in with me to see if I feel like therapy is going in the right direction and if there's anything we're missing. He is always open to feedback and suggestions and encourages me to use my voice. I think he views therapy as a partnership where I have input into my treatment. He continually goes above and beyond to help me. We talk about really hard, intense subjects in therapy but he is always respectful, compassionate, and safe. I am extremely grateful to Derek because he is the best therapist I have ever worked with.
I felt very HEARD by Derek and felt his input to be very relevant, helpful and insightful. I have only been to see him a few times and yet the direction that he pointed me and the tools that he helped me find have continued to be something I have found to be profoundly helpful. There were definitely some patterns that I have been able to identify on my own that I now have the tools to address and process on my own. THANK YOU. 🙂
A safe place to turn to.
Mr. Allen is genuinely a sweet sincere person and it shows in his work.
Mr. Allen has made me believe in therapy as a solution to good mental health again, before seeing him I did not believe therapy could help at all. I had gone to therapists, counselors and psychiatrists in the past and they were all horrible. However after seeing Mr. Allen for a little over a year I feel like I have my life back. He has helped me so much with my depression, anxiety, PTSD and everything else after years of abuse. I wouldn't be the person I am today without him. Thanks so much Mr. Allen for being the greatest therapist, supporter to improving mental health and just for caring. So if you need help with any mental health issues you should give Mr. Allen a call right now and don't wait, he can help you, really.

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