Derrell Chandler


About Me

I am a skilled, professional and resourceful Clinical Social Worker with twenty-eight years post Masters (MSW) experience. I believe in providing evidence-based, culturally sensitive, patient-focused mental health treatment and support. I have assessed, diagnosed and provided clinical, evidenced based treatment to men and women who work, young adults, the elderly and those living with chronic medical conditions.

I am passionate about helping people grow and learn to be the best version of themselves. I believe that it is never too late to change, to challenge or to grow beyond our previous experiences of ourselves and our world. The one true reality is that the only constant in the universe is "Change." Accepting this reality opens up a world of possibilities. My goal is to help you find your way to the person you want to be; one step a time. We do this without shame, guilt or any "woulda, shoulda or coulda" recriminations.

I am a strong believer in the human spirit. I believe that if one could do better they would. Therefore, at any given time we are all doing the best we can; even it if may not be looking so great. The work of therapy and counseling is to help you raise the bar and know better, so you can choose it, practice it and own it as your new normal. My job is to help you identify what to work on and to support you and teach you new skills to manifest positive movement. I will offer you different perspectives for your consideration to include lessons from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and others.

I look forward to working with you. We will begin where you are at and move forward together.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LISW #8631 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #5924 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by K.E. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Derrell for 1 month

I love this lady, she was able to cut straight to what my issues were and gave me the perfect techniques to fix them. I feel like a great, new person in a really short amount of time thanks to Derrell. She's an amazing individual and I would gladly recommend and praise her anytime.

Written by R.O. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Derrell for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Derrell has provided me with really useful tools and perspectives that have empowered me in my work and personal life. She makes herself available between our sessions as well, which is helpful when something urgent pops up thought-out the week.

Written by S.I. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Derrell for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Derrell has been a really good counceler for me. She makes me feel like im taking a more active approach into tackling my issues. Before i was the only one talking and asking for excercises to use to help me but shes given to me before i even needed to ask. I dont feel like im running around in circles with my problems anymore.

Written by E.M. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Derrell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She’s amazing and listens to what her clients needs. She reads messages and replies and assures you that she cares.