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Shemiah Derrick is a psychotherapist specializing in helping her clients identify negative thoughts and behaviors and apply simple interventions to improve their mental health and overall well-being.

She focuses on anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, self-efficacy and trauma. She is also committed and passionate about working with those who are concerned about unhealthy patterns or those struggling with addictive tendencies, helping to reduce harm and better manage urge-driven behaviors. Her clients vary in gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and beyond. She has provided therapy services in community counseling centers as well as psychiatric treatment facilities. She currently works in private practice providing therapeutic treatment to individuals, couples and families.

In addition to being a skilled psychotherapist, she regularly contributes and is cited in a variety of media resources as an expert on mental health issues. She received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) and has obtained certifications in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Counseling and Domestic Violence Advocacy.


She was most recently selected as a Featured Expert for Marriage.com to provide

guidance and advice for married couples and individuals who are in, looking to be in or

improve their dating relationships.