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Donny Simpson, LMFT

Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LMFT 114365

Reviews

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Donny Simpson’s approach to therapy is patient yet focused, endearing, yet leading. Interacting with Donny feels more like a conversation versus the therapist and client scenario. He listens and approaches scenarios in a very thought-provoking manner, allowing space for self reflection in the moment. He creates scenarios, which allows for self discovery, and “Aha” moments. He comes highly recommended.

Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Donny for 1 year and 9 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