Summer Darnell is a counselor, speaker and founder of Yellow Heart Consulting, where she helps parents and children through the everyday joys and struggles of family life by demonstrating warm, positive and playful approaches to relationships. Summer loves supporting new mothers and children; she holds a certificate in treating Postpartum Mental Health and is trained in Play Therapy. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from American University and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Summer’s passion for supporting families is rooted in her own experiences as a wife, mom and follower of Christ. Summer has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jay, for 21 years and together they have three children. Originally from Alabama, she and her family have lived in 6 states, including Hawaii and Washington, D.C. Prior to being a counselor, Summer was a Marine Corps spouse and supported Fortune 500 organizations as a software consultant. She and her family love spending time together playing games, watching Alabama football and going to Broadway musicals. When Summer has time to herself, she loves solitude with God, reading, and watching her favorite PBS Masterpiece dramas. Summer is excited to be a part of the Five Oaks team and cannot wait to see how God works in our city and beyond!