Derek Elder, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio
IN OFFICE AND IN HOME SESSIONS AVAILABLE. (Insurance does not cover in home sessions). Needless to say, we don't live in a perfect world and we all need a little guidance navigating the curves of life. I am HERE to HELP! I am an eclectic counselor, which simply means that I will use any & all techniques I've learned to get you back on track and where you think you belong. We will establish goals and explore ways to make those objectives happen for you. I'm ultimately here to listen to you and help you accomplish your purpose.
I graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University specializing in the Family & Marriage Therapy Program. As a counselor, I prioritize a gentle, compassionate and goals-oriented approach in addressing a variety of issues: addiction, trauma and abuse, family instability, depression, anger, self-esteem and academic and/or professional exploration.
I'm a culturally diversified counselor whose focus is to work with individuals and families in order to promote optimum mental health, with an emphasis on prevention. My office hours are Mon/Tues/Fri during the day/afternoon and limited evening hours. In home sessions are available daytime and afternoons.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Derek Elder now - (210) 239-0779

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 63638 Texas

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $80
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Humana and Value Options EAP
  • LifeSynch
  • Military OneSource
  • TRICARE
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Specialties

  • Family Conflict
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Substance Abuse

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian

Age

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016
Derek Elder, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio

Derek Elder

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC