Derylene Proctor

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor I believe that self care is vital to your overall wellbeing, I have worked with adults and adolescents in the private and public sector providing a wide array of culturally diverse services. With a strong focus on helping you identify the goals you would like to achieve while improving your overall mental health and wellbeing. I can assist those who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, self-doubt, at home or in the work place. I have over 30 years experience in the social service sector. I have a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Corrections and Theology with a minor in Psychology. I understand what it means to recover from traumatic and challenging life events. My integrated therapeutic approach is Person Centered, drawing from Psychodynamic, Mindfulness Based- Cognitive Behavioral, and Whole Person Systems Perspectives. Together we will work as a team building on your strengths, working toward a healthier, happier and fulfilling life.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Forgiveness , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH-17720 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

derylene has been a true treasure in my life and i couldn’t have made it without her

Written by L.O. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Extremely professional !!

Written by Y.O. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Derylene is the best. She is just perfect. She was the person I needed in my life. She was so understanding and very supportive. Would recommend her to anyone who wants to be heard and feels good about themselves.

Written by C.A. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Working with Dr. Proctor has been a wonderful for me! I went into therapy with the intent to become a better version of myself coming out of Covid and she helped me to see the importance of cultivating love and confidence toward myself. Within only a few sessions, I felt so much brighter and more creative. I'd definitely recommend her as a therapist.

Written by T.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Derylene has truly been a blessing, as I’m going through my process of making myself better, she’s been patient, kind, and very understanding. As I continue my process I know my time with her will be worth it all.

Written by M.A. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties

She is awesome. She is the perfect counselor for my family. She is very knowledgeable, understanding, respectful and fair I would recommend her to anyone

Written by E.R. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Derylene is very comforting and has a motherly energy. She is truly in your corner and very supportive of you and the path you want to take to healing. I’ve felt very connected to her.

Written by A.N. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Good listener, has helped me express feelings and fears and come up with plans for better living.

Written by S.H. on Mar 06, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is great! I always feel calm after speaking to her through text, as I don’t have time for video sessions. With text I don’t get a response within 24 hours at times but she always gives great advice and I highly recommend her as she has years of experience!

Written by D.I. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Derylene for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I always know I can count on her for help. She was able to relate to my problems and circumstances without judgement and was so kind and a great guidance. As a women of faith, she offered prayer, scripture, and reminded me of the things I know, but sometimes forget. It is always a joy to talk to her! I look forward to her insight and advice to help through though times.

Written by K.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Derylene is a wonderful therapist. She had really helped me. I would absolutely recommend her.

Written by A.M. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Derylene Proctor is an excellent counselor. I highly recommend her. After my first appointment, I knew that I would be sticking with her for a while. She made sure to listen attentively so as to understand my primary needs and concerns. She asked the right questions and what I really appreciate about Dr. Derylene Proctor is that she doesn't make me feel rushed through my appointment, so I feel relaxed and respected when I am in a session with her. Furthermore her expertise, experience and professionalism is quite apparent and well appreciated!

Written by K.A. on Dec 05, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Derylene is AMAZING ! She is so accommodating with her time;if she was available and able to. Derylene related to me and just listen and guided me. Derylene has a lot of patience , does not rush you and is a wonderful listener. I enjoy each week and being able to catch up together!

Written by A.R. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Proctor, has a true ability to make feel seen and heard. She immediately gave me some tools to implement before out next session. She asked thoughtful questions, that made me stop and think deeply. She is an active listener, while sharing pearls of wisdom. She gets real life, and never made me feel judged. I’m looking forward to more healing and her valuable perspective.

Written by N.I. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 months

I was initially apprehensive about starting counselling but within only a few weeks of speaking with derylene she helped me not only understand myself better but she helped me on the road to become the person I always wanted to be.
a truly inspirational and motivating person. Thank you for all the advice and positivity from our talks

Written by A.B. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and career difficulties

This has been my first counseling experience so I am unpacking quite a few things and making major life adjustments. I was stuck in a rut and everything just needs to change. Its only been two weeks but I already feel I can trust Derylene and that she has my best interest at heart. She gives excellent guidance and its so supportive its impossible not to feel good at some point when I talk to her. I am so happy that I took the step to sign up for BetterHelp!

Written by L.A. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

I started using Bettehelp at what was probably the lowest point of my life. I was pretty broke as well, just lost a job...but decided to try the free trial.. I chose Derylene because of her vast experience (30 years) and because she is specialised in CBT, which I wanted to try because I've heard great things about it. Lets just say I wasn't disappointed! :D I'm really glad I found her, I feel like I really managed to internalize the CBT principles by now, and I don't even recognize myself anymore! I can't even put myself back into my old mindset.. I used to cry every day, had no will to even get out of bed, and now the last time I cried was actually today - out of joy, while I was singing in the car. :))

I would truly recommend her to anyone struggling with negative thought patterns and anxiety. She really helped me see things from a different perspective - and instead of wasting time worrying, she taught me to approach things with an action plan instead. I have a job now, a partner, finally started writing my thesis - which I've been avoding for almost a year - and I feel like I'm finally actually excited to wake up :)) Which hasn't happened in so long I don't even remember.

Anyway - dear person reading this: I wish you the best on your journey! Betterhelp really helped me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you as well! :)

Written by Z.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am very new to Betterhelp but Derylene has been amazing at making me feel at ease at confiding in her. Her scripture driven approach is really giving me the confident to know that I can face all obstacles that come me way. Looking forward to more sessions with her.

Written by N.I. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very caring and it’s expressed even though we’re not face to face. She is a very good listener and offers feedback and asks thoughtful questions.

Written by S.A. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Derylene has a way of immediately making you feel safe and comfortable. I struggle with feeling like I’m a burden on others, even therapists, but she immediately put me at ease, made me feel supported, and has given me so many new perspectives to think about in just a few sessions.

Written by T.O. on Jul 16, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and sleeping disorders

She is kind, understanding, supportive and has the right answers, which in the short time , have already helped me and given me
Tiny breakthroughs. Xx

Written by T.H. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Derylene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is helping me get through the toughest period in my life. I’m blessed to have her. Every day is getting better. Thank you Derylene for all your support and I’m happy your working with me through this struggle. I truly appreciate your kindness and patience.