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Derek Durst, LPC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor / Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the states of Texas, Colorado, and Washington. I graduated in 2016 from Angelo State University with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. I have been providing counseling services for the past three years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mania, audio/visual hallucinations, and substance abuse. I have also worked with many clients who have experienced past trauma and including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm, energetic, inviting, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect, as well as approaching issues with sensitivity and compassion . It is my goal to create a safe place for people to feel comfortable in sharing their life's story. My counseling approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy with attributes of psychotherapy and person-centered therapy. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I have a passion for working along side people in their journey of life. It takes courage to reach out for help and assistance, but it is the first step toward making a change. I am here to provide the support and empower you if you are ready to take that step.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body Image, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CO LPC 0016242

TX LPC 78422

WA LMHC 61277558

Reviews

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Derek helped me to work through my anxiety and create a framework that allowed me to leave my toxic workplace environment in a manner that wasn't impulsive or self destructive. He's a phenomenal listener, and really understood the traumas that I had experienced while simultaneously treating me with respect.

Written on Feb 01, 2024 after therapy with Derek for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Great therapist, calm and patient

Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Derek is a thoughtful person. He approaches his clients with respect and cares for their well being. I feel heard and supported by him.

Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

A very good therapist and an understanding individual. Listens to my concerns and helps me think in different perspectives without fear of judgement. He is very personable and experienced in life and has great insight on an array of different topics. He supports you just like a friend and really brings in the human aspect to therapy.

Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Derek Durst has let me get out my stress. I'm able to talk and go thoroughly through everything in my mind that is mentally slowing me down. I felt so heavy when I first started and now that I'm getting everything out, I feel so much better both physically and mentally. He's also provided me with worksheets and concrete tools to use in the future. I highly recommend Derek Durst!

Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I have only spoken to Derek Durst a few times, but I appreciate the fact that he is so personable and relatable. The little things he shares about his own family and experiences helps me because I can see that he's human just like the rest of us. It's definitely more comfortable feeling like I'm talking to a friend than a 'doctor'. I appreciate his kind approach, his compassion for my feelings, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing to talk to someone without feeling like they are being judged.

Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue