Dr. Derek Hopson

(PhD)

About Me

As a clinical psychologist with many years of experience, I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospital, outpatient clinic, and private practice in Connecticut and currently Florida. I have provided psychotherapy and counseling from young adults to elderly populations. My treatment modalities are individual, family, couples, and group therapy. In terms of treatment methods, my primary approaches are humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, and solution-focused. The range of problems and concerns I work with include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting and family problems, substance abuse and addiction, emotional trauma, and aging.
My therapy style is sensitive, caring, compassionate, open, engaging, and respectful. I listen closely to ensure the services I provide are tailored to the unique needs and life experiences of my clients. I am particularly sensitive to cultural background and how it contributes to a person’s beliefs and lifestyle.
I am committed to supporting each of my clients as they courageously seek to resolve problems that prevent them from reaching a more productive, fulfilling and overall happier life. Changing for the better can be extremely difficult at times. As your therapist, I will be there for you each step in changing and achieving a more satisfying life.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 38

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PY7409 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by M.L. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with Derek for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hopson quickly understood my situation and was able to listen to me in a way that made it easier for me to navigate the stressors I had around me during a time of need. Would highly recommend him.

Written by N.E. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Derek for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr Hopson has been fundamental in my pain management
He is caring and practical at the same time
Exactly what I needed

Written by M.I. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Derek for 3 months on issues concerning adhd

Dr. Hopson is A wonderful Counsellor. He listened to all my problems and able to help me internalized them. I am not good at expressing myself, but he knows how to bring all these emotions out from me. I have grown a lot and healed a lot of my childhood and recent Traumatic experiences. He taught me most about being a mindful and assertive person. I have a lot of dark personalities, and yet he is still very Compassionate toward me. I'm keeping betterhelp because of him.

Written by B.Y. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Derek for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Dr Hopson is a truly wonderful human and counsellor. I've been dealing with severe addictions for numerous years, and in just a couple sessions he has helped me identify deep rooted patterns of thinking and showing me a way out of my mess. He also helps me have a good chuckle at times and most importantly fills me with hope and real practical steps to live a better life.

Written by K.I. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Derek for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I am so grateful for the help Dr. Hopson has given. The knowledge of the issues has been heaven sent. The true effectiveness of therapy largely depends on how much work I devote to the process. The help he has given me during this time has truly changed my life. A big thank you to him and Better Help.

Written by N.I. on Dec 07, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

De Hilson is extremely attentive and knows how to bring the answers out without having to be direct...
doesn’t mince words and can read a situation very well.
Really like this DR....

Written by M.. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Hopson has been a great help. He understands what I say and give me really good analysis of my situation. I have had great pleasure getting therapy from him and I will continue with him as well. The schedules are little tight sometimes but he made sure he helps and puts extra effort to provide counseling. Thank you so much. I hope i am able to recover completely with his help, it will be an accomplishment for both me and Dr.Hopson.

Written by M.J. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Hopson immediately made me feel comfortable. He is kind, funny, and a good listener. I love that he offers a lot of tangible tools to use outside of therapy. I highly recommend working with him.

Written by J.O. on Oct 11, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hopson is very easy to talk to. He has a very calming demeanor and takes everything you say into account. He has helped me calm down and taught me some great techniques to help better myself. He is kind and has a good sense of humor but will also push you to grow. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by S.A. on Oct 11, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Hopson makes counseling very enjoyable and I have been extremely comfortable with him over the past few weeks. He listens intently and seems to understand the issues I have been having and has helped me unpack a lot of things so far!

Written by C.A. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

Dr. Hopson provided fantastic support to me during a difficult time. He is highly knowledgeable and empathic, and helped me come to a clear conclusion as to the next steps I wanted to take in my life. Thank you, Dr. Hopson!

Written by N.A. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Very kind and understanding to sensitive situations.

Written by L.A. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Hopson, is passionate about helping us improve our communication with one another for a healthy marriage, and also cares about assisting in our personal growth and development ! So happy to have met him!