Hello, I will give you my utmost respect and encouragement throughout the therapy process. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University - Billings. I have worked for several mental health agencies including working in schools and on a college campus. I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and counseling at the university level. I have supervised graduate interns on their hours towards licensing and supervised an outpatient therapy department. I have also been a campus counselor helping college students with their personal growth and relationship issues.
Having "hope" is one of the most important motivators to overcome life challenges. Finding "hope" can immediately change one's mood from despair to peace. I have significant experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, motivation, finding purpose, and life transitions. I believe that you are the expert on you, but we all need help to move through this life. I will offer you support, encouragement, an outside perspective, and space to explore productive options to get your life heading in the right direction and most importantly finding "hope".
While life presents challenges, I believe that you are fundamentally strong and resilient. I would like to partner with you on your journey. Please reach out and let's see if we'd be a good fit together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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One of the best therapist I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd
Derek has been a super positive influence for me throughout our therapy relationship. He cares enough to touch base on previous topics and check in on current progress with things I’m working on. His ability to recall info I’ve previously shared is outstanding. Everyone could use his positive frame of reference/viewpoint when choosing a path of introspective growth.
Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
He is very friendly and caring
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Derek for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
Fantastic, easy to talk to, helpful/useful advice
Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Derek for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Couldn't be happier with the experience
Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Derek for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have worked with Derek Bonds for 3 years. He is amazing and he has helped me so much. I sometime stop the therapy but I always come back to him for his support and counsel.
Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Derek for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief