Dr. Derrick Hassert, LCPC, LMHC
I believe a good relationship between therapist and client is key to the process of counseling. Please let me know what you want to get out of the counseling experience (such as working on long-term issues that may go back to childhood or a very direct treatment plan for a specific concern, such as a phobia or social anxiety). I always seek to build a collaborative bond with clients in order to work together to achieve better mental health. I have training in behavior analysis and therapy through the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois University and a certificate in interpersonal psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology.
I've come to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy through a different route than most, first earning a Ph.D. in psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience and then earning a second M.A. in clinical psychology: I utilize this information in what is now often called neuropsychotherapy or neurocounseling (how psychotherapy changes the brain and promotes more adaptive functioning).
I have experience in addressing issues related to strong emotions (such as anger, stress, anxiety and depression), the application of effective parenting techniques, couples counseling, helping clients through transition issues such as career change and retirement, as well as issues related to spirituality.
I am more of a "traditional therapist" (as one client put it), rather than a "life coach." I try to listen for emotional and cognitive patterns and help both the client and myself understand whatever it may be that is going on in the client's life that may be impeding both their behavioral and emotional goals.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Personality Disorders, Phobias
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.010878
IN LMHC 39003117A
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Dr. Hassert is an excellent therapist. I have tremendous improvements in my thought process of coping with my mothers death. He’s been a great help.
Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Derrick for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
The scope of Dr. Hassert's knowledge and training is obviously vast, however, he is also an extremely compassionate and kind human being. He truly listens to you, is fully present, and will surprise you by quoting back something that you said to him six months ago.
Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Derrick for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse
Dr. Hassert was very helpful in guiding me through processing deep pain from my childhood. He was great at asking questions that provoked a lot of thought and resulted in a growth of self-awareness in me. I would highly recommend receiving counseling through Dr. Hassert!
Written on Feb 15, 2021 after therapy with Derrick for 5 months
Dr. Hassert's psychoanalytical approach is everything I needed in a counselor. His use of emotional analysis and talk therapy allows me to break down what I'm feeling and thinking in order to connect everything with previous trauma or conditioned responses. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to learn about myself and why I may behave certain ways through his approach.
Written on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Derrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Have only spoken to him twice on the phone ( multiple texts)but he seems knowledgeable and empathetic.
Written on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Derrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
Dr. Hassert is understanding and knowledgeable in his craft. I feel confident in his ability to help me in my situation.
Written on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Derrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management