Derek Ball, Ph.D., LMFT

Derek Ball, Ph.D., LMFT

I love the work of therapy because I get a front row seat for watching people change themselves and their relationships. That kind of energy cannot be duplicated.

I supervise because I am dedicated to making our field stronger. I've learned so much from the MFTs who came before me, and I want to pass that along to others.

I hope that new professionals give themselves grace as they learn, and that they understand that the most therapeutic thing any of us have to offer is rooted in our ability to be present during times of crisis and remain ourselves in the process.


WORDS I LIVE BY:
I believe that the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them." - Virginia Satir

LICENSURE INFORMATION:
Type: LMFT
State: Illinois
Number: 166000493
Year of Licensure: 1999

SUPERVISION CREDENTIALS:
AAMFT Approved Supervisor

ALMA MATERS:

  • Indiana University:  BA
  • Purdue University:  MA, Ph.D.
    AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
    • Couples
    • Families
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Extramarital Affairs
    • Premarital Counseling

      PREFERRED MODALITIES:

      • Narrative
      • Structural
      • Internal Family Systems