“Derek has been a God-send. Derek has been doing EMDR therapy and it has already had a tremendous impact in my life! He is very patient and understanding and goes at whatever speed I am comfortable with. He is the first therapist I feel totally comfortable with. He helps me get in the right lane and teaches me how to cope and not let anything rent space in my head.”- Connie, age 30-Little Rock, AR.
Hear from Derek: In 2011, I graduated from seminary and then worked as a youth pastor for five years. From my vantage point as a pastor, I saw the need for quality professional therapy and decided to pursue a career in counseling. When you walk through the therapist’s door, you expect to be given the tools you need to accomplish this change. Good therapy is more than “What do you want to talk about today?” It’s more than just talk therapy. You need to work with a therapist who has the right tools to dig deep and do some heavy lifting, and that is what I offer.
My specialized training includes Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate, Brainspotting, EMDR, Family Systems Trauma (FST), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I have experience working with children as young as 11 years old, adolescents, and adults for trauma healing, parent-child relationships, attachment, and anxiety.
Therapy should involve every aspect of your being–mental, physical, and spiritual, and by integrating these therapy approaches, I can help you find hope and healing. You have the capacity for positive change. My job is to help guide you towards discovery, transformation, and healing that will result in the change you want and need.
B.A. in Psychology, University of Arkansas, 2009
M.A. in Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2011
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, John Brown University, 2018
Experience Restoration & Freedom
Many people don’t get the results they want from therapy because insurance and standard session lengths get in the way of treating root issues.
The Finding Place Counseling in Little Rock, AR is a private counseling center that offers custom therapy intensives to help clients quickly achieve breakthroughs on the road to restoration and freedom.