Dr. Derek Hopson

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About Me

Throughout my 30 plus years of experience as a clinical psychologist I developed not only literature and research knowledge in the area of relationships and couples therapy, but have been able to combine this information with life experiences conducting marital and relationship therapy as a married professional. There is no replacement for this combination which enables me as a therapist to relate to my clients’ problems in this area. I offer room for my couples to air their grievances, struggles, emotional pain and focus on building or re-building their relationship in a safe, compassionate, and deeply understanding environment. There are boundaries in my sessions where deliberately cruel, manipulative, emotionally destructive and verbally abusive attacks and behavior are unwelcomed. Foundation of openness, genuineness, trust, empathy, commitment, reciprocity, and mutual focus on goals of the relationship are paramount. The risk, willingness, and courage to work on relationship problems are given the acknowledgement and respect deserved.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 38

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #PY7409 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Written by Z.A. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is very open minded and respectful. Couldn’t have gotten luckier in the circumstances of my situation and I find him very helpful and unbiased

Written by O.L. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Jolson is very friendly, kind, and patient. He interjects humor into our sessions at the right moments and really helps us to understand each other. We have made a great amount of progress in a short time with our sessions and are so thankful to have found him!

Written by J.O. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Derek for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

This person has really helped us gain stability and our relationship.

Written by M.I. on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Derek for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate Dr. Hopson, his attention to needs and understanding of situations and his provision of help.