Derek Kuiper

LMHCA
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  • Northgate, Washington
  • Washington In-Person
  • Individual Therapy
  • He/Him
  • Serves Ages 18 to 65

Primary Specialties

  • Men's Issues
  • Non-Substance Addiction
  • Trauma
Also Experienced With
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Humanistic Approach
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Stress

Overview

In therapy the client is the main focus, so I meet my clients on equal footing wherever they are. You are the expert on yourself, and the dynamic of the therapeutic relationship will reflect that. I practice using a blend of modalities, but my therapeutic outlook draws heavily from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This means that the bulk of our work together will revolve around moving toward your values and developing the psychological flexibility and willingness to move with and through the pain which is unavoidable when pursuing things that are important to us.

My areas of special interest are varied and include our relationship to technology, building community and solidarity in an atomized society, work/life balance, men’s issues, emotional literacy, and more.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP