My Approach to Helping
Hello, my name is Derek Nunn, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. My approach to our collaboration is a solution-focused therapeutic approach revolving around you being the expert with your desired outcomes and my use of specific questions to help identify and amplify strengths, skills, and resources moving you in the direction of your preferred future. Each session is driven by you, as we will address your best hopes for each conversation to encourage a respectful collaboration between the two of us. We will also explore ways of increasing psychological flexibility by utilizing skills from acceptance and commitment therapy. I have worked with diverse populations in varying settings and programs, such as schools, community mental health programs, crisis intervention team programs, and outpatient settings, providing individual and group services to clients ages 8–75, both face-to-face and on telehealth platforms. I currently have availability to work with individuals ages 18 and older.
After working in the fire service for over 10 years and recognizing the need to bridge the gap between public safety and mental health services, I transitioned into the mental health field. Earlier in my education, I was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and then gravitated towards solution-focused therapy blended with acceptance and commitment therapeutic work, mainly because of the drive I have to maintain hope for others, ingrained in me from my fire service career. I am looking forward to working with you to build solutions for your preferred future.