Derrick Hoard

Accepting Clients

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

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Group

About My Clients

I work with clients who are tired of knowing how to help other people, but feel absolutely powerless when it comes to helping themselves. They give out advice that changes other peoples lives and then do the exact opposite of what they tell others to do. They are well aware that they need to "just do it", but they just don't know how to do it themselves. My clients are extremely critical of themselves, afraid of making mistakes, and feel like gigantic frauds that are about to be found out.

How I Can Help You

I can help because I can give you the same thing that you give all the other people in your life who you help, and what you cannot get yourself, and what I must get from my own therapist. A relationship with someone who builds you up when you are putting yourself down. Depending on the situation you might need a teammate, a cheerleader, and sometimes a coach. #thesituationaltherapist

Why I Became a Therapist

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, avid-gamer, and adult survivor of childhood trauma consisting of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse by my primary caregivers across various dimensions of my life. I struggle, just as survivors of abuse do, to put words to my experience. I had a mother who beat me relentlessly and without warning and woke up the next day and apologized like it never happened. Spanking is abuse and should be treated as such. The black church I grew up in was a real cult replete with nonsensical speech, loud displays of erratic behavior, and hidden sexual abuse. We need to adjust our definition of the word "cult". I was also misdiagnosed with mental illness as a child and forced to take psychiatric medication when I did not need it. These don't even begin to explain the extent of the trauma I experienced during the formative years of my life. I am also very thankful for them because they afford me access to empathy that can't be taught.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • LifeWise
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Amerigroup
  • Meritain Health

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $250 - 350/session

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