Darrin Pfannenstiel (he/him)

J.D., M.Ed., LPC-A
Accepting Clients


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Dallas, TX
Supervised by Marc Cagle - TX 71799

About My Clients

As an attorney-turned-counselor and certified sex therapist, I specialize in supporting individuals and couples through challenges like stress and anxiety, personal identity transitions, and relationship problems. I guide clients who are facing challenging or failed relationships, grappling with self-worth, or seeking guidance regarding their careers.

My Background and Approach

Raised in a small Kansas farm town before I moved to Texas, I bring authentic and warm humanity into every therapy session. Prior to becoming a therapist, I've walked many paths: meditation teacher, corporate executive, and even a licensed attorney. These experiences enrich my understanding of life's complexities, helping me relate to your unique struggles. Whether you're dealing with professional stress, relationship issues, or personal growth, I offer insight based on both lived experience and professional expertise. Our conversations can venture anywhere you need them to, from self-worth struggles to body image, without judgment or discomfort. I'm not just a therapist, I'm a fellow traveler on this journey called life, ready to listen, understand, and help you navigate your path. If you're seeking a real, approachable ally, I'm here for you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

At heart, I am an advocate: for civil rights, personal growth, and the power of connection. My journey started as a civil rights attorney in Austin, fueling a commitment to equality and justice that extends into my therapy practice. As an active member of the LGBTQ+ community and AASECT, my dedication to understanding, acceptance, and mental wellness my approach to therapy. My personal philosophy is rooted in values that echo Buddhist principles: mindfulness, compassion, and the interconnection of all beings. While these guide my worldview, I deeply respect the diverse beliefs of all my clients and strive to create an open, inclusive space for healing and self-discovery. Every individual has a unique story and it's my privilege to assist in uncovering yours. If you're seeking a therapist who respects your experiences, cherishes your individuality, and is committed to supporting you with authenticity, then let's start the conversation.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130/session


512-221-7042 Email Darrin
10300 N. Central Expressway
Suite 280
Dallas, TX 75231

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