Darlynn Coates, MACMHC, LPCA

Darlynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate working at two Christian locations in Florence: here at iHope as well as at Higher Ground Christian Counseling Service. Darlynn completed her MA degree in the accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Liberty University. She completed her practicum in a hospital setting in Lynchburg, VA and her internship at Pee Dee Mental Health in Hartsville, SC.

Darlynn enjoys working with individuals from all walks of life. She believes that counseling is strongest when the client and therapist have a strong, foundational relationship. She aims to walk alongside clients during their therapeutic journey by instilling in them the necessary skills for overcoming life’s greatest obstacles. Her two biggest goals in providing therapeutic services are client safety and creating a nonjudgmental environment. Darlynn’s passion in counseling is working with children who exhibit problematic behavior, as well as working with adolescents who seem to be struggling with the transitions in life. 

Outside of counseling, Darlynn enjoys spending time with her husband as well as her two lab mixes, who are also rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, and listening to worship music; her favorite worship band is MercyMe. Darlynn and her husband attend The River Church in Camden, SC.