"Over ten years ago, I met Sandra Derks at a professional presentation she gave on adolescents and substance abuse. I liked her approach and asked her to be my supervisor. In my consultations with Sandra, I find her to be knowledgeable about many areas of practice besides her specialty in addictions. She has a unique gift of listening and posing thoughtful questions that help me understand my clients and their problems. She has a plethora of resources to use in treatment planning and has generously shared them with me. In addition to her empathetic nature, Sandra is pragmatic and has a sense of humor that creates a wonderful atmosphere for learning and growth. She is a special counselor and person and I highly recommend her."
L.G. MA, LCPC, CADC, OTR/L
"I would never be where I am now without the help and guidance that Sandy has given me. I will be forever grateful."
"I am grateful every single day for Sandy's support. Her kind, encouraging words and questions have guided me and are a part of the reason that I am now hopeful about recovery and life."
"Sandy has a real gift. She helped me to realize what it is I need to do in order to get better, and to stop purging."
"I am grateful to Sandy for teaching me that feelings are nothing to be afraid of and that taking care of them is showing myself that I care about myself. I am also grateful for finally being able to feel life itself."