I am a licensed professional counselor with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse, although I am not certified in any specific trauma.
My counseling style is open, interactive, and directive specifically as it relates to homework assignments that can keep the client actively working on themselves before their next session. I treat everyone with respect, concern, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I have worked with young adults and geriatrics in dealing with depression, anxiety, and grief issues. I have worked well with teens for over thirteen years and help them to build their self work, mock interviews, teens assigned to a probation officer. I am excited about the client/counselor experience and assisting the client in fulfilling goals while taking the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you by phone, video, and texting/messages.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
AR LPC P1006043
Derrick is amazing, he take the time to listen & understand what you need & what is the purpose of what you are looking for. He wants to get to know you to help guide, offer advice, alternatives & perspectives on what you are goi g through. He is Amazing!! I highly recommend him.
Written on May 05, 2023 after therapy with Derrick for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have only had one session and have scheduled another, but so far we have a good vibe and he really listens to me.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Derrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Derrick is a very experienced, gentle, and dedicated counselor. I appreciate his insights into my anxiety, depression, and chronic pain situations. Thank you.
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Derrick for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Derrick is an awesome listener
Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Derrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Derrick is very helpful, empathic and wise. I always feel better after our session. Very happy that I was matched with him.
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Derrick for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Incredible therapist. He doesn't jump to pathologies, he doesn't judge, he creates a warm environment for self-improvement, and I've never felt better. Thank you, Derrick.
Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Derrick for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd