My name is Derrick Hoard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Louisiana and Washington as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana. I received my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
My approach is based on the idea that fundamentally, there is nothing "wrong" with you. You aren't broken, disordered, or maladjusted. So then what is the problem? Well, "The Problem" is the problem. Not you. It is a subtle difference, but it is "a difference that makes a difference". So, with me, we focus on whatever the problem it is that you are having that is causing you symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, or problems with your spouse or intimate partner. I am an expert at helping people solve problems and I feel very confident in my ability to do so. I spent the majority of my time counseling people from various backgrounds with very different problems. I have found that even though the problems change, the reasons for there existence are largely similar. There is an issue, that you have tried "everything" to solve and no matter what you do, nothing works. You have asked friends, family members, clergymen, and even self-help books for advice, but to know avail. Frustrated, you often keep doing everything you can to make sure that "The Problem" doesn't get worse. What's more, is that all the advice you read has to work for some people, so why isn't it working for you? Defeated, you decide "There Must Be Something Wrong With Me". Im here to tell you that there isn't and that there is hope. You just need help from someone trained to see those problems. If the previous resonated with you, then I am that person. I look forward to working with you.
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Sleeping, Self esteem, Depression
LMFT #LF 60822202 (Expires: 2018-11-30)
LPC #6489 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
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Derrick is a great counselor. He is respectful, open, flexible, and thinks outside the typical 'counselor' box. I felt like he put forth effort to communicate and explain things in a way that would click for me. I would highly recommend him!
He is excellent!
Derrick is easy to talk to, he's responsive in the appropriate manner and follows through after his sessions with applicable worksheets and confirmation of the information he shared with me. He's encouraging and supportive. He's practical and knowledgable. He's not intimidating yet he gets right to the point I need to get to. I'm glad I joined Better Help and grateful Derrick is my counselor.