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Sandra Derks, LPC, CSAC (she/her/hers)

Founder and Clinical Director

Sandy seeks to provide positive and sustained change for clients. She utilizes trauma informed approaches with a variety of issues and/or concerns impacting individual effectiveness. Through these strategies, she assists individuals and families to recover from: trauma associated with addictions and eating disorders, abuse associated with growing up LGBTQIA+, impact of growing up in an abusive or emotionally unavailable family environment. She also assists clients in reprocessing single incident PTSD, and grief/loss. In addition, she assists individuals to more effectively manage attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.  Sandy works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

EMDRIA Consultant
EMDR Certified Therapist

She uses treatment models to best meet the needs of specific clients including: 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Psychodynamic Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • 12-Step Integration with Addiction Treatment

  • Experiential Therapy (e.g., therapeutic activities, art, music)

Sandy also facilitates EMDR trainings and offers EMDR consultation groups for licensed therapists pursuing EMDR certification. 

  • Academic Stress

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety 

  • ADHD

  • Bipolar and Related Disorders

  • Caregiving Stressors

  • Depression

  • Disordered Eating

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Eating Disorders (Diagnosed) 

  • Family Conflict

  • Foster Care/Adoption

  • Gambling

  • Gender Dysphoria

  • Grief

  • Health Concerns

  • Inequity and Discrimination


  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

  • Paraphilic Disorders

  • Perfectionism

  • Performance Anxiety 

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Infertility 

  • Racial Identity

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexual Concerns

  • Sexual Identity Development

  • Sleep-Wake Disorders

  • Sports Performance 

  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

  • Transgender

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

  • Work Stress

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