Situational Therapy For Anxiety


Covid-19 Statement

I have switched my practice to a fully online format. I use a secure encrypted peer to peer video conferencing service to ensure your confidentiality [not Zoom]. I have been doing teletherapy for the past five years, and know what it takes to establish good therapeutic rapport. You can also check out my youtube channel for more updates as well as an example of how therapy will look and sound. 

Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Derrick Javan Hoard and I am a licensed marriage family and anxiety therapist in Seattle, Washington. Here is my Psychology Today profile.

How to Schedule

You can call me directly at 318-732-7489 or email me at  You can also click the button below to schedule immediately. I give a free 30-minute initial consultation. That way you can see what therapy is like before you invest. I have two office locations to choose from 4511 Densmore Avenue North and 3301 Burke Avenue North. I look forward to hearing from you!

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

  • Fatigue.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Muscle tension or muscle aches.
  • Trembling, feeling twitchy.
  • Nervousness or being easily startled.
  • Sweating.
  • Nausea, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Irritability.

What is the treatment?

Conventional wisdom treats anxiety disorders with a combination of medicine as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy.  Medication takes care of the more distressing symptoms but does nothing to prevent you from getting in anxiety-producing situations. Conventional therapy is focused on helping you resolve past traumas and understanding "why" it is you do the things you do. Situational Therapy is focused on identifying precisely the type of situations that cause you the most anxiety and provide you with specific tools and instruction to adjust and react differently to those situations. 

Rates and insurance

I offer financial scholarships where I will subsidize up to 33% of the cost of therapy for those in financially difficult situations. To qualify you must attend an initial consultation and verbally request a scholarship  My hourly rate is $150 per hour. I do not submit claims on your behalf, but I will take care of the paperwork for you to submit your own insurance claims.