Derek is a licensed professional counselor who earned his Masters of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. He has years of working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with clients who struggle with trauma, addictions, and life stage struggles. His passion is helping people build personal resilience in the form of hope and purpose.
Derek enjoys playing board games, hiking, studying and volunteering at his church.
Derek, first and foremost, creates a space that is open to healing the unique challenges people encounter. Healing is a process that benefits from being in a space that is comfortable and safe to explore the sacred ground of our suffering. Derek is able to utilize methods including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and CBT strategies. This all contributes to creating a space where you can build resilience through a new, transformational narrative. Derek believes everyone holds unique answers to their troubles that can be more easily discovered and healed through the therapeutic process.