He/Him/HisLicensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Kip Therapy Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
In Derek’s personal journey to mental wellness, he noticed that it was challenging to find a therapist that felt safe, relatable and authentic. And he knows what it is like to be judged and misunderstood because of your identity and who you love. Using that, he will help you navigate your relationships, your past experiences, and the stresses of your daily life.
Derek’s approach is person-centered and emotionally-focused. Derek will work with you to identify your personal goals and explore a comprehensive way to reach those goals. Through this collaboration, you can expand your emotional intelligence to best support a healthy relationship with yourself and to establish meaningful and authentic relationships with others.
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills
Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life
Worry - Learning how worry shows up in one’s life and exploring how worry impacts daily life, relationships, and wellbeing; developing coping skills to mitigate the impacts of worry
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Contact our team to find out if your insurance can reduce your out-of-pocket payments.
Years of Experience: 1 year
NADAP, Care Coordinator, 2022 - 2023
CityMD - Summit Health, Patient Care Representative, 2019 - 2023
SCO Outpatient SUD Clinic, Social Worker, 2021 - 2022
Stony Brook University, MSW, 2023
New York: 72-P123939-01