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Katherine Simmons, LPCC

Addictions Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisory endorsement in Ohio with 20 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients cope with depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, substance use disorders, and parenting issues.

I generally take a holistic approach to treatment that strives to take the whole person into consideration. So, I help people change their thoughts, find motivation, change behavior, manage their feelings. As person-centered counselor, I treat every person non-judgmentally with dignity, and respect everyone deserves. I also recognize individuality--your journey is not the same as another's; they cannot be treated the same way. I use techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Therapy (BT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR)--all evidence-based treatments.

I believe that you are the expert of your story, that you have many strengths, that those strengths will assist you overcome things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage. I am encouraged for you that you have taken that step.

I look forward to helping you overcome the challenges you choose to conquer.

Professional experience

19yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues

License information

OH LPCC E.0500033-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katherine 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.

Katherine is the most compassionate therapist I’ve ever encountered. She encourages me to pause and think, and uncover insights that are clear and actionable. I’ve described my journey with her as healing and I will remember it for a long, long time.

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Katherine was very patient, caring, and down to earth. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together!

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigu

She’s great at what she does I strongly appreciate her need more good people like her available very professional.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I appreciate her guidance and thoughtful responses. She has given me tangible resources and behaviors to improve!

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management