Derrick Rioux Maier, MEd, CCC
Mental Health First Aid Training Instructor

Derrick has been a counsellor since 2006 and has a lifelong passion for mental health care.  His counselling background includes work with youth and adults, individuals and groups.  Over his career he’s worked in non-profit, elementary and high schools, health care, university and private practice settings.  He spent over eight years working in suicide prevention, intervention and bereavement programs, including five years specifically working with children and youth.  Derrick has been a certified Mental Health for Adults Who Interact With Youth facilitator since 2017.

Working as a therapist, Derrick has seen the value of community in supporting people who are living with mental health problems.  Educating and empowering people to support others is as important to Derrick as providing direct therapeutic support to his clients.


When he’s not counselling Derrick is probably home with his partner and two children, playing board games, lifting weights or writing.

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