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Derrick Kinley, Counselor

Derrick Kinley was born in Fresno, California on December 21st. After graduating as valedictorian at West Fresno Christian High School, he attended Fresno City College and received an Associates degree in Liberal Arts. Later, he attended Le Tourneau University for his Bachelors in Psychology and graduated in 2010. Next, he obtained his Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling in 2015. He has a plethora of counseling experiences, including working in the prison system, transitional living, foster care, and social work. In addtion, he has worked as Direct Care staff, Mental Health Associate, and Peer Support Specialist. Derrick’s most treasured accomplishments include his marriage of 20-years to his supportive wife, peer support mentoring and all forms of ministerial/counseling care training that he’s acquired. Derrick’s spiritual energy and bright sense of humor can light up a room. His love, kindheartedness and genuine positive regard for others bring hope and strength where there was none.