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Derrell Tidwell, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed mental health practitioner in California and Washington with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts especially for people of color. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your challenges. My goal is to provide you clarity and assist you in utilizing your "natural toolbox" toward successfully addressing your challenges. I generally work Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings until 1 PM. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Self-love, Sexuality, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LCSW 9609

WA LICSW LW 61520535


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Derrell Tidwell. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Derrell is an excellent therapist who is incredibly responsive and attentive both during the sessions and through messaging. Even though we are from different generations, I love that he will try to learn about cultural and societal differences without judgment. He also isn't afraid to be honest when needed and is the best therapist I have had :)

Written on Apr 17, 2024 after therapy with Derrell for 2 months on issues concerning coaching, and adhd

Derrell was great to work with so far !!! I have high confidence in Derrell’s work with his clients !

Written on Mar 16, 2024 after therapy with Derrell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd