Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Darreon Greer Sr., Ph.D.

  • Title: Embedded Clinical Therapist, Center for Belonging and Social Change
  • Phone: 614-292-5766
  • Email: greer.285@osu.edu

Therapeutic Style:

I am a person-centered therapist at my core. I believe it is vital to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding and genuineness (authenticity) for each person that I am fortunate to work with. I also believe exercising cultural humility is important in keeping the needs of the person as well as the respect of their psychosocial background at the forefront, to assist them through the process of therapeutic change.

Supervision Style: 

I utilize a strengths-based approach to hone in on and refine the holistic development of the evolving supervisee. A healthy equilibrium of support and challenge are key factors that will assist the supervisee in being open to collaboratively discuss their growing edges, yet give them the confidence that they are competent in the process of being a social change agent.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include issues relating to optimal psychosocial well-being of African-Americans; exploring areas/issues related to college students; populations of ethnic origin; at-risk/developmental youth and families; social advocacy and juvenile justice; focusing on the promotion and prevention of mental health disparities through interventions aimed at building resilience (GRIT) with ethnic minority youth; Group Processes; Diversity/Cultural Humility Issues

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am embedded within Student Life’s Center for Belonging and Social Change.

Educational Background:

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science-Kinesiology from Arkansas State University. I earned my Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University (TSU), Nashville, TN. Interesting to note, TSU is one of two public Historically Black College and Universities to house an American Psychological Association (APA) program in Counseling Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Counseling and Wellness Services within the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University.

Personal Interests:

My immediate family is my main personal interest. I enjoy simply being in their presence and being an integral part in helping my children flourish. I enjoy reading, catching up with family members, and intentionally emitting positive energy into the world.

My Pronouns:

He/Him/His