About The Team
Bernadette Standford, LPC, Founder and CEO
Bernadette went into private practice to help individuals effectively address personal life challenges by empowering clients to uncover their true potential, achieve goals, and lead a life of growth and well-being by providing support, healing, and refocus. Bernadette is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. Her therapeutic approach is to provide compassionate care and understanding, integrating value sensitive principles, and research based therapy techniques to build on strengths and attain understanding and direction in complex situations.
Jessica Derrickson, LAC, Team Member
Jessica Derrickson is a Licensed Associate Counselor and team member. She received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling from John Brown University. Jessica's therapeutic approach is providing a safe, supportive, and judgement-free environment in order to create an atmosphere for individual exploration, growth, & change. Jessica focuses on treating the whole person. She believes that by learning how to balance the mind, body, and spirit by gaining a better understanding of ourselves and our struggles, we can find a life of balance, peace, and happiness. She individualizes treatment to match each client's unique belief system.
Dwight Decker, LPC, Team Member
As a therapist, my goal is to come alongside each individual, couple or family during times of challenge to help them find hope, direction and healing. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have their story heard. In times of crisis, the ability to have someone who understands what you are going through, can serve as a catalyst for helping overcome difficulties. I love working with couples facing difficult life challenges, and individuals that don't think they can benefit from counseling. Isolation keeps us stuck. Let me help you find hope, direction and healing.
I understand the stresses that you face trying to balance personal life, work, family and all the other daily issues that pull at you. I have lived it myself. I'm passionate about helping people find peace in their lives. This desire is driven by my faith in God. I understand how hard life can be and I'm here to help."