Derica Waller, MSW, LCSW - InnerLight Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Are you ready to feel better? Ready for a change? Choosing to do personal growth work is a gift to ourselves to live our best life. I believe our desire for change and even our pain teaches us to center our attention around a part of us that needs to grow. I'm here to support you. Are you ready?


  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

My style is warm and accepting. My job is to listen and help you rediscover your passions and strengths to create what you want in your life. I approach therapy using mindfulness based concepts, cognitive behavioral techniques and Humanistic values. I believe it is important to understand the patterns and dynamics happening in your life as well as sometimes having the courage to leap into the unknown and trust your instincts. I can help you create peace, purpose and energy in your life. I will support you to step out of fear and to live intentionally.

My Background

I am honored to have been part of supporting my clients' change and growth for the past 18 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in Oregon. I offer a combination of mindfulness, body-centered and cognitive behavioral work tailored to fit each client. I have extensive experience in personal growth work, self-esteem, grief issues and perinatal/post partum mood disorders. The most passionate work I do is with adults who are ready to make changes in their lives. I love supporting the transformation that can happen as clients work through self-doubt, shame and perfectionism. I can help new parents adjusting to the tumultuousness of a new baby. I also help clients manage anxiety, grief and loss and major life transitions. My background includes working with families and couples so the individual work we do is based in the idea that we all live within dynamic systems of relationships. With a combination of intention, insight and action, the change you want is possible.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 303-915-5567
  • Website
  • 2705 E Burnside St, #206
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 23 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
  • Rate: $90-125/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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