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.
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
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 , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LMHC #MH-17720 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
I highly recommend derylene. If your someone from a different culture, derylene has experience working with different cultures, and has a better understanding of cultures, and cultural differences. She also has great experience in dealing with marriage issues, the reason why my marriage has been getting better is because of derelyne. She offers great advice that works, and if you take her advice, and listen to her everything will work in your favor with any issues you at experiencing.
Derylene is a very thorough, consistent, wise, patient and supportive counselor. She's always on time, always educating me and letting me talk and express myself for as long as I need. I always feel safe and at the end of every single session I feel relieved. She is starting to help me realize the empowered woman I truly am. So thankful for Derylene!!
derylene has been a true treasure in my life and i couldn’t have made it without her
Extremely professional !!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Good listener, has helped me express feelings and fears and come up with plans for better living.
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.
Derylene is a wonderful therapist. She had really helped me. I would absolutely recommend her.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.