Derek earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from California Lutheran University where he specialized in the treatment of psychological trauma. Derek also earned a bachelor’s degree in history from CSU Channel Islands. Before coming to Engage, Derek worked as an intensive school-based therapist for the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Derek is passionate about working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Derek enjoys helping his clients work through existential issues, and he incorporates mindfulness meditation into his practice. In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends, running, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Case Coordinator, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #109691, Supervised by Tamika Mazariego, LMFT #94550