Don Wiggins joins the staff of Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services, PLLC as a counseling intern from the Master’s Degree counseling program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In becoming a professional counselor, Don is transitioning from his career as a Landscape Architect where he received a Masters Degree from Cornell University and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin.
It was through life events occurring in Don’s adulthood where he developed his passion to reach out to help others through counseling. Don was divorced in 1992 and became a single parent. He spent the next 25 years raising his two sons to young adulthood where they are now successfully living out their lives on their own.
Don enters into each counseling relationship with hope and expectations for the positive change of his clients. Don’s intent is to provide an authentic, caring and empathetic environment where each client can feel safe and accepted to share his/her story and participate in the therapeutic process. Don practices person-centered, cognitive-behavioral and emotionally focused therapy as needed to meet the individual needs of his clients.
Don works with couples experiencing distress and conflict in their relationship. He also counsels adults struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety and anger. Through his own experience, Don has developed a passion for helping those struggling with the adjustments that occur during separation/divorce, in divorce recovery and single parenting. Don has lead divorce recovery and single parenting programs for over 20 years in a number of churches within the Triangle.
Don’s Christian worldview can be integrated into the therapy process if desired by the client.
Contact the office today to schedule an appointment with Don.