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Counseling, Psychological and Disability Services
Ms. Hopkins insists that everyone call her by her first name. "Please call me '‘Darlene'," she says. "It is important to me to have a face-to- face, adult-to-adult, informal relationship with students. Counseling is about collaboration and empowerment, not guidance and advice giving. My experience has taught me that people solve their own problems and rise above their obstacles when someone believes in their ability to do so." Ms. Hopkins studied Educational and Counseling Psychology in the Graduate School of Indiana University. She graduated from Indiana University with honors and has earned several credentials since. She is nationally certified as a psychologist and as a counselor. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She has more than 25 years of experience in counseling and has served Methodist University as the director of Counseling and Psychological Services since 1993.
To make an appointment, please call (910) 630-7150 or Please write "appointment" in the subject line to be sure of immediate attention.
Ms. Herring has loved the therapeutic process of Counseling and Psychotherapy since she went to her first counseling session as a freshman in college. Her college counselor made such an impact on her life that she decided she wanted to do the same. She made the decision to leave her family's local business to fulfill her dream. Ms. Herring obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and her Master's Degree in Counseling from Campbell University. She has passed her licensure exams as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor and is currently completing all of her hours as an Associate to become fully licensed. Ms. Herring is an Eating Disorder specialist and has many years of experience working with any issues of disordered eating to include emotional eating and binge eating disorder. Ms. Herring is thrilled to join the team in the Center for Personal Development and loves to help others in need with any type of situation or concern.
To make an appointment please Please write "appointment" in the subject line to be sure of immediate attention.
Ms. Stevenson serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Center for
Personal Development. She has over 40 years of experience in the secretarial/administrative
field. She is the Coordinator for the Student Leaders at Methodist (SL@M)
freshman leadership program. She also serves as the Advisor for the Monarch
Leaders of the 21st Century as well as the MU Chapter of the National
Society of Leadership and Success. Ms. Stevenson has a passion for helping
students to meet their leadership potential and make a positive difference
while at MU by becoming active in leadership activities on campus and
in the community.