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 thrive on learning and excel at teaching you to become your very best.
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 in the afternoon/evening and Wed/Thurs in the evening. I accept most health insurance plans.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Derek Elder now - (210) 239-0779


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 63638 Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $100
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

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


  • Family Conflict
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Substance Abuse


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • 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
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • 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


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015