Derrick Hoard

My name is Derrick Javan Hoard an I am completely frustrated with the mental health system in America.

Counselor in Seattle, WA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child

About My Clients

I work with clients who are tired of therapy that is so focused on the past, that you never get any concrete skills for how to move forward in the present. Whether we are working on symptoms of depression, anxiety, or just wondering "Derrick am I crazy?" I have a focused approach to helping you solve the problems you deem as problems in therapy.

My Background and Approach

I utilize a mixture of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and experience in therapy to assist my clients in reaching their goals. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have expertise in the types of family interactions that lead to problems with individuals later on in their lives. I take a non-judgemental and non-pathological approach to the problems you to bring to therapy. I firmly believe that there is nothing wrong with you. Your brain chemicals aren't messed up and you didn't inherit faulty genes. We are on a rock, floating through space, at 55,000 MPH and either there is a god or there isn't and both options are equally terrifying. It is ok that you don't trust yourself sometimes.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that psychiatric diagnosis is a racist, sexist, and pathologically normalizing process that does more harm than good. I believe that children suffer the most as a result of this system of classification. The choice to use medication should be up to the client, but the client should be able to make an informed decision based on considering the benefits and the risks. I will never push medication on my client and I will never tell my client not to consider medication. I believe that everyone is doing the best they can with what they know, my job is to show you something different. I believe it is the situations we get into with ourselves and people that are the problem, not the emotional reactions we have to those situations. I believe that full and complete recovery from Mental Illness is possible. I believe that it is ok for a therapist to have a personality. I believe that I work for you. You tell me the problems and I provide you the steps to a solution.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 200/session


(318) 596-0044 Email Derrick
3301 Burke Avenue North
APT 200
Seattle, WA 98104
4511 Densmore Ave
Seattle, WA 98103

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