Derek is a strengths-focused Clinical Social Worker whose passion is helping people reach their full potential. He works with those struggling with addiction, mental health/behavior problems, and survivors of trauma recover and thrive. As a Certified Yoga Instructor, Derek teaches people how to use breath, movement, and mindfulness techniques to calm their nervous systems, cope with negative thoughts, improve focus, regulate emotions, develop distress tolerance, and reduce impulsive behavior. He uses a variety of evidence-based methods with clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Derek is also a martial artist with a growth-mindset.
* Chantilly, VA and Vienna, VA Office