Treatment Approach

Derek’s approach to treatment includes a wide range of practice models and theoretical orientations, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices, each of which can create significantly positive outcomes for both adolescents and adults.  In addition, utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices, Derek works well with families whose children struggle with behavioral and emotional problems.


Derek believes that the relationship and trust built in therapy are the most important and necessary agents for meaningful, lasting change, and that compassionate care and collaboration are essential to your feeling validated and empowered throughout the process.  Without these connections, even the most qualified and well-intentioned therapist may fail in attempting to help.


As such, Derek devotes much time and energy in his sessions towards developing and enhancing therapeutic relationships, making sure to always listen carefully and empathically, so as to fully understand the sensitive issues discussed from your perspective and at your pace. 

"Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."