I consider it a privilege to be let into your journey.  The courage and vulnerability it takes for you to pursue psychotherapy are not taken for granted.  I am passionate about understanding what health looks like for you and am committed to journey with you as you work toward health and wholeness.  Working mostly from an attachment perspective, I desire to help you process past wounds and experiences that affect current functioning. I enjoy helping individuals work through challenging life issues, relationship difficulties, attachment wounds, trauma, depression and anxiety while finding their unique calling and purpose in life. I hope to foster an environment of hope and safety to assist you in becoming your best self.  I am just a call away.  I look forward to hearing from you.



Darren Bagwell has been married for 8 years and is the proud father of two small children.  Darren has been a small business owner in the Orange County area for 10 years catering to individuals looking for custom bridal jewelry.  Darren has a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a minor in biblical studies from Vanguard University.  Darren is passionate about helping you navigate through the complexities of life in order to find the best solution available.  Darren has clinical experience working with anxiety, depression, divorce complications, co-parenting, adjustment issues, addiction, trauma, and relational conflict.  He enjoys working with Individuals that feel stuck or struggling to find their path as well as couples, families and teenagers.


Darren has completed initial training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is the leading approach for PTSD and those suffering from traumatic events.  He is also Prepared and Enriched certified as well as Attachment based love style trained.  Darren is passionate about helping couples and families break the damaging cycle of emotional disconnection so that they can experience safety and connection. 


Darren is a registered intern working under the clinical supervision of Mark Howerton LMFT #46047