Derek Durst

(M.S., LPC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I graduated in 2016 from Angelo State University with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. I have been providing counseling services for the past three years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mania, audio/visual hallucinations, and substance abuse. I have also worked with many clients who have experienced past trauma and including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm, energetic, inviting, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect, as well as approaching issues with sensitivity and compassion . It is my goal to create a safe place for people to feel comfortable in sharing their life's story. My counseling approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy with attributes of psychotherapy and person-centered therapy. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I identify myself as Christian and am always interested in helping others with their own spiritual journey. I know the benefit and value of having a firm spiritual foundation. I am also willing to help work with people who are struggling or questioning their own spiritual beliefs. Having something or someone to believe in can be beneficial in helping clients cope with other mental health issues (i.e. depression or anxiety).

I have a passion for working along side people in their journey of life. It takes courage to reach out for help and assistance, but it is the first step toward making a change. I am here to provide the support and empower you if you are ready to take that step.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #78422 (Expires: 2021-07-31)

LPC #0016242 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by V.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 7 months

Derek was thoughtful, humorous, and positive. For me I found the upbeat vibe in our sessions to be not what I preferred, though he was very pleasant to work with!

Written by C.H. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks

Very helpful, asks lots of questions and will help you with exactly what you want help with.

Written by M.A. on Oct 17, 2019 after counseling with Derek for 2 weeks

He was a blessing in perfect timing.