Derek Durst

(M.S., LPC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #78422 (Expires: 2021-07-31)

LPC #0016242 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Durst has helped me learn a lot about myself, my marriage, and how to approach situations that cause me stress or anger in a healthy way. He’s very personable and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend him to someone looking for counseling.

Written by M.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Really good counselor and provides detailed insights into how to handle issues. Only critique would be for the sessions to go quicker when it comes to getting to the main topic of the counseling session that the counselor would like to discuss.

Written by D.E. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I just started working with Dr. Durst.

I feel confident that he will be a strong part of my growth: spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

Written by S.H. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. Durst has been amazing during this time. My husbands passing was tragic and has been difficult to deal with. Mr. Durst has reached out between sessions and I feel like he really listens and understands. He gives great feed back and it is really helping. I am so thankful my cousin recommended BetterHelp, I recommended it to my sister in law as well. Mr. Durst has gone above and beyond. He has made therapy an easy transition from just reaching out to my circle of friends and family. I highly recommend him.

Written by R.O. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Derek is a great listener, knows how to convey my confused thoughts when I’m not even sure I wanted to go convey it that way. He’s a great therapist.

Written by J.O. on Feb 23, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Derek truly is awesome! He works to dig a little deeper (as I’m usually a surface level person) and does so with sensitivity and care. So happy to have found BetterHelp.

Written by M.A. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Derek is professional and courteous. He really listens to what I’m saying and gives me tools to combat the exact problems I’m facing. I don’t feel judged or ridiculed, but instead listened to and understood.

Written by C.H. on Nov 29, 2019 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Derek took the time to listen to the issues I have been having and that is so important. Then we moved on to discussing how I truly feel, and even let me know that I may feel vulnerable at times. Now we are working on the therapy to help me get my feelings out instead of holding them inside for years on end.
I could not have asked for a more understanding counselor.

Written by D.A. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

He has really given me an outlet for my feelings where i feel comfortable enough to share them which is rare for me. Very grateful for being paired up with him. Thank you.