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!
Additional areas of focus: 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, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, HIV / AIDS, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LMFT 114365
Donny, is very responsive, and a thought provoking, proactive listener. He engages me on a level that works for me. He is a great guy.
Written on May 21, 2023 after therapy with Donny for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and coaching
Donny has made me feel very comfortable in opening up about my problems and empowered in trying to conquer them. I always feel like he is on my side and ready to give me a gentle nudge when I need it.
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Donny for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Donny is the best the app has to offer
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Donny for 1 year on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders
He has helped me and provided me with the neutral feedback and given me tools to move forward during difficult times in my life
Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Donny for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Donnie is respectful, insightful and knowledgeable. Always willing to listen and help you think out the process you want for your outcomes
Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Donny for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Donny's great! please give me a way to skip these things so I can get back to messaging him faster.
Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Donny for 8 months