Darneal McAllister, LMSW

CEO & Clinical Therapist

My name is Darneal McAllister, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, MAC, SAP. I am a clinical therapist and have been providing counseling for over 20 years. I utilize evidenced-based therapy in my daily practice. My primary practices include: Psychosocial Assessments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Based stress reduction interventions. I also specialize in substance abuse treatment. I am certified at both the state of Michigan and the national level as an addiction counselor. I hold a specialized certification as an SAP (Substance Abuse Professional). This specialty allows me to evaluate employees covered under the DOT regulations, who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol testing requirement.


I attended Michigan State University for my MSW and graduated in 1994. I also hold a BS degree from Eastern Michigan University and a BSW from Saginaw Valley State University. Prior to that, I spent two years at the University of Detroit on an NCAA Div. I sports scholarship.

Professional Experience

My professional experience includes: School social work, Hospital social work, Residential social work, Public Health social work, Outpatient clinic therapy and Integrated Behavioral Health within a Primary Care Setting. I served as an adjunct Professor in the undergraduate social work program at Saginaw Valley State University for 5 years and as Field Liaison for Wayne State University. I currently work for Michigan State University as a field Liaison for MSW students.

I have experience working with a variety of mental health and substance use disorders including: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Borderline PD, Grief reaction, PTSD and Alcohol and Drug abuse and dependence. Many people have difficulty dealing with stress at certain times in their lives. We can discuss healthy coping strategies and problem solve through issues that may arise. We will work together to find balance with the goal of emotional self-improvement, increased well-being and better life satisfaction.

Your life is good, meaningful and worthwhile. Honor yourself!