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ABOUT DR. GARLINGTON - Licensed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

DR. DARLENE GARLINGTON is a nationally-recognized, licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, and media psychologist. She is a renowned author of eleven books which focus primarily on building resilience, parenting, family dynamics, spirituality, multiculturalism, co-parenting, male-female relationships and diversity.


DR. GARLINGTON has been in private practice for over 30 years, treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, vicarious PTSD, depression, suicidality and anxiety disorders, and is recognized as a clinical expert in the reintegration of military personnel into family and community, as well as helping the
family with deployment cycle adjustments.

DR. GARLINGTON’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s in School Psychology, as well as a second Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Psychology.


DR. GARLINGTON has appeared as an Expert Consultant on television talk shows, which have included Good Morning America20/20, Anderson Cooper and numerous others. (Refer to Workshops & Media Tab above.)

She has held the positions of Associate Professor at Hampton University, as well as Adjunct Professor at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Her most recent position was with the U.S. Department of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury specializing in PTSD. She also consults for universities, Fortune 500 companies, community action agencies, hospitals, schools and child guidance clinics.

DR. GARLINGTON believes that as spiritual human beings, everyone is on this life journey to discover and actualize

their purpose and passion. This applies to family life, community and the work environment. Dr. Darlene’s specialty

is assisting you to build your own resiliency which will help carry you and your family through whatever crisis life may bring.


Finally Know What Therapy Is Supposed to Be...

I've been in therapy several times in my adult life, on my own and as part of a couple (two couples actually), and thought it was impactful. Boy was I wrong!! Comparing these experiences to working with Dr. Garlington is like night and day. I simply cannot compare because I feel I know how therapy is supposed to be and how it should work for me. In my past experiences with therapy, I don't believe I was ever "gently challenged" to dig deeper into my thoughts, challenges and pain points the way I am with Dr. Garlington. There is ZERO pandering and 100% guidance and enquiry to help see yourself and others from a different perspective. I have learned a lot about myself in my time with Dr. Garlington that has changed how I interact with key individuals in my life. The impact of that change has been positive.
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