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Hello, My name is Derek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who started his own practice called Dignity Life Counseling LLC in 2021. I am a local to the West Side of Phoenix where I graduated from Tolleson Union High School. I am a U.S. Navy veteran as I served 5 years as a Navy Corpsman (medic). I served with a Marine unit and was stationed in Southern California. After I left the service, I received my undergrad degree from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then completed my Masters program at Grand Canyon University and receives a Master of Science in Professional Counseling. I have clinical experience working in the community mental health field working with adults and adolescents. I have coordinated Intensive outpatient therapy groups and family education groups. I have experience in trauma informed therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR trauma therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Choice theory, Logo Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Etc. I also have experience working with couples and pride myself with bringing a welcoming comfortable therapeutic environment.
Derek Gonzalez
Behavioral Health Therapist/ Owner


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Couples Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy


  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Aetna


  • Individual session: $140
  • consultation/ Intake: $170
  • Couples Counseling: $170


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Dignity Life Counseling LLC- Office

Buckeye, AZ 85396-2457