Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Mr. Derek Novacek
Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
Primary Location
1127 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1218
Los Angeles, Alabama
United States

Additional Location
1127 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California
United States

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm

Last school: Emory University, Clinical Psychology, 2019
License(s): Supervised by Valencia Harriott CA #32507-California
NPI Number: 1700359981
Years in practice: 12

Cost per session: $200 to $225
Sliding scale pricing offered?: No
Free initial phone consultation?: No
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Insurance types accepted:
  • Out-of-network (Does not accept any health insurance)

Insurance Note: Out of Network. If you have a PPO you may be able to get a portion of the session fee reimbursed after you meet your deductible.

Malpractice Carrier: APAIT Expires (MM/YY): 07/23

  • Individuals

Age specialty:
  • Adolescents and Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Black

Languages spoken:
  • English

Dr. Derek Novacek offers expertise in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, and interpersonal stressors. He practices a collaborative and strengths-based approach that integrates sociocultural factors as appropriate and in line with his notable research on this topic, including this recent peer-reviewed paper: Mental Health Ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic for Black Americans.

While seeing clients at Therapy Lab, Dr. Novacek also works at the Los Angeles VA Clinic. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from Emory University. He completed his clinical internship at UCLA and postdoctoral fellowship at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

Dr. Novacek works clinically with the supervision of Dr. Valencia Harriott (CA #32507) as he completes his final steps towards licensure.

In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Ph.D., Emory University, Clinical Psychology
M.A., Emory University, Clinical Psychology
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Psychology

West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
UCLA Semel Institute, Clinical Psychology Intern
Grady Health System, Clinical Psychology Extern
Atlanta VA Medical Center, Clinical Psychology Extern

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
Treatment orientation:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Strength-Based

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