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Rosary Moreno-Derks, LMFT

Rosary Moreno-Derks, LMFT


Licensed in CA #15988
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
Speaks spanish
My approach to therapy is based on the individual needs of my clients.

My Therapy Style

My approach to therapy is based on the individual needs of my clients, and most frequently I work with cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, as well as EMDR to affect the change that they are looking for. I find that both of these modalities help clients learn to better understand what motivates behavior that does not serve them.

Education & Training

MS - Counseling, San Diego State University

PsyD - Clinical Psychology, California Southern University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I decided to become a therapist in high school and focused on completing the well-rounded education that I felt I would need to become the best therapist I could be. Having come from a background where I was not accepted by peers, I learned to utilize resilience and dedication as tools for seeking success as a therapist. I am constantly seeking new knowledge and researching new approaches that I believe will help my clients.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and attending community events at museums.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I engage in physical activity, mostly walking, or hiking 3 miles daily.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by listening to Hawaiian music, meditating, chanting, and dancing Hula, oftentimes simultaneously.