About Derek

Derek Pendleton has nearly two decades of experience in the field of behavioral health, providing individual, family, and couples therapy to people of all ages and diagnoses.


In addition to his dedication to helping others through the provision of psychotherapy, Derek is an accomplished researcher, supervisor, and administrator in the field of behavioral health.  In both the public and private sectors, Derek has led graduate-level research teams within Temple University’s School of Social Work, supervised other therapists and graduate/undergraduate interns, and trained other clinical supervisors as part of his pioneering unprecedented behavioral health program expansions in the City of Philadelphia and Bucks County.


Derek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Pennsylvania.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University in 2001 with both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  In 2004, he graduated with a Master of Social Work from Temple University.  In 2011, Derek completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Beck Initiative, a program aimed at further developing the Evidence-Based Practice of Cognitive Therapy in skilled clinicians.


Derek is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Clinical Social Work Association, and the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work.

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