About Me

My name is Julia Corinne Simmons. I prefer to be called Corinne. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010 and have worked with children and families for nearly 30 years. I received a Bachelor of Science in 1990 from Tougaloo College, a Master of Public Policy and Administration in 1993 from Mississippi State University, and a Master of Science in Counseling and Educational Leadership in 2005 from Columbus State University.


My initial career path was not at all focused on doing therapy. My goal was to become a bureaucrat. Fortunately, I was hired as a Children’s Medicaid Therapist after I left MSU. Back then, when I interviewed for a case management position at local counseling service, the interviewer decided I would be a better therapist because of how I talked about my love for children and youth. I was sure that I was mismatched, but I discovered that people talk with me rather easily. After I started working with my first clients, I was totally bitten by the therapy bug!

Since then, I have worked with children and youth dealing with depression, personality disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and parent/child relationship issues. I have also worked with youth who identify as LGBTQ+. Although most of my work has been with children from at risk populations, I am open to working with all children regardless of race, religion, gender identity, etc. In order to provide support for a range of children and youth experiences, I employ Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Client Centered therapies. I also like to focus on the solution, and not the problem. As a result, even though my work has primarily focused on children, I believe that the whole family system should be part of the solution.

I believe therapy with children and youth should be fun and interactive. Most children and youth are not able to focus on their feelings for 40 to 50 minutes which makes stimulating games, activities, and homework an important part of therapy. Music and art can also factor in a great deal when working with children and youth. Play opens the doorway to creativity and a safe place for them to share their thoughts and feelings. That is why after my initial job as a Children’s Medicaid Therapist, I find myself still focused on children and youth and talking with them about their concerns. And at the end of the day, children and youth want the same thing adults want; they want to know that someone genuinely cares and will listen to them. I look forward to offering children and youth the benefit of that nurturing and accepting space.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC006228


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julia Simmons. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by C.H. on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

The best counselor! She helped me climb out of my valley and see that you can rise to the mountain tops. A great mentor and guide through life’s stress and anxiety.

Written by E.R. on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Corinne is outstanding. She is an amazing listener and really pays attention to the details you are providing her so that she can provide you with the best and most thoughtful response. I truly appreciate that she has not only been able to give me strategies in working across the past traumas I have experienced but she has also helped me in devising a plan in putting those strategies into action. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Julia (Corinne) because I know that I am going to be provided with more strategies to live a more fulfilled life. Thank you Corinne!

Written by M.A. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is a wonderful therapist, I definitely answered a question wrong on that survey but she’s great

Written by S.N. on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Absolutely love talking to her

Written by D.O. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, career difficulties, grief, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, addictions, and coaching

Julia and I clicked right away. She was able to relate to my issues swiftly and set me in a better direction. It felt more like talking with a friend than a doctor.

Written by A.L. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is a great therapist that affirms and understands her clients. She is empathetic. She supports her clients with a variety of tools that in a strategic way.

Written by C.H. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Julia (Corinne) is fabulous. She is so positive and is helping me with my confidence greatly. After a few sessions I'm already feeling a difference in myself

Work with me!