Donny Simpson

(LMFT)

About Me

My name is Donny Simpson. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Grand Canyon University in 2012 and Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Cal State Fullerton. I was most recently a Child Welfare Social Worker and continue to manage Social Workers in Children and Family Services.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I have worked with clients with a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship/marital and family problems, work-related stress and issues unique to the LGBT community. I also specialize in working with families involved in the Child Welfare system including reunification and/or adoption. It is my priority to maintain a judgment-free space, a space that is challenging but comforting, and a process that is enlightening as well as retrospective.

My approach to therapy is laidback and conversational while providing goal-directed treatment using a combination of Cognitive and Solution Focused Therapy. I take a collaborative and supportive stance in my approach to therapy and I have been told that I am comfortable to be with and easy to talk to. All treatment is planned with the goal in mind and progress is made toward reaching that goal.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #114365 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by E.R. on Nov 22, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Donny has been my Rock during all this 2020 madness . He strengthens my resolve and makes me feel at ease when I can't

Written by N.I. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

So far initial conversation has bee like talking with someone I've known.

Written by M.A. on Oct 31, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Donny has been a great counselor! I really appreciate his straight forward but gentle approach. I thought we’d be talking about one thing but he is able to see passed the surface of the situation and see what’s really the problem. Working with him has been incredibly refreshing, I am fortunate to have his expertise in my life.

Written by A.N. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Donny is fantastic, our sessions so far have been incredibly helpful. He's empathetic, a great listener, and provides a safe, reassuring space to talk through complex feelings and formative experiences.

Written by L.E. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've only had a few sessions with Donny but he's been so kind and compassionate. I look forward to speaking with him each week, and continuing to work with him.

Written by C.H. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Donny is great. He has a positive attitude and has been supportive in my journey to getting to a better place.

Written by L.I. on Jun 21, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

So far the experience has been great. We have used many exercises to find the root of my problems and how to work through.

Written by C.H. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Donny takes into account that there are layers to us all and helps determine how to help by asking relevant and insightful questions. He is kind and patient.

Written by B.R. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Donny has been helping me work through the grief of losing my 6 year old grandsons death and helping me to cope with taking care of my bed bound 77 year old mother that has Alzheimer’s as her caregiver.

Written by J.U. on Mar 27, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Donny is a great therapist. He just listens to me and helps out with coming up with solutions to my problems. I really like him and I think he could help you too.

Written by K.A. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Donny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Donny is a joy to talk to; he is very knowledgeable, responsive, and checks in if I haven’t messaged him in a while, which are all very important to me. Thank you for listening and supporting me Donny, during this unsettling time!