Lorey Simons

(LPCC)

About Me

" I am a non-judgmental, open-minded therapist who believes that each client is an individual who deserves respect and unconditional regard for their life experiences. I engage in utilization of client centered therapy that allows the client to direct and feel more involved in the therapeutic process. This allows me to connect with the client and, together, develop a treatment plan that will help them to foster the skills that they feel they need to achieve the goals that they have set forth."
"I have worked, successfully, with individuals who are dealing with trauma and the anxiety that so often accompanies such trauma. I have found that utilizing CBT techniques such as journaling and challenging cognitive distortions, clients are better able to address the negative thought patterns that cause a perceptual bias that can be debilitating."


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E1100539 (Expires: 2020-12-01)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Awesome to work with.. keeps up with my brain and highly appreciate the advice and conversations!

Written by K.A. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I tried therapy for the first time a little over a year ago and just felt like I wasn’t connecting fully with my therapist. I thought maybe I needed to give it more time, but even after a break through moment, it just wasn’t there. I felt discouraged and stopped because I was nervous to start all over again. I’ve only had two sessions so far with Lorey and I’m so glad I switched! I like that BetterHelp matches you with someone. I can tell Lorey has more experience in what I needed and look forward to working with her to get back on track.

Written by J.A. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and adhd

Lorey gives me the feeling that she really cares. I like being able to write long posts to think things through and know that she will read them and give me her expertise in response. It really has helped me see progress in my life.

Written by A.L. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Lorey has helped me to better understand my head vs. my heart and to choose a path that is healthy for me to navigate, one step at a time. She has provided many insightful suggestions that ultimately lead me to make better decisions for myself.

Written by M.I. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lorey is very kind and concerned with me and what is going on. I like and appreciate her.

Written by K.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am very new to therapy, but I already feel that I can see progress from my work with Lorey. I can tell she is doing her best to guide my thoughts in the right direction, and I am optimistic about where this journey will go.

Written by A.Z. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Lorey has been very helpful in guiding me to understand and see my feelings and prioritize what is more important to me. I feel better every time I talk to her.

Written by J.A. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

At this point I have confidence in her.

Written by A.L. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Lorey is wonderful and is very knowledgeable. Very helpful in developing different tools to help deal with everyday problems. Points out many things I never see.

Written by N.I. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Lorey is a very empathetic person. She is good at seeing the larger picture of what is happening and gently walks you through the pragmatic and useful things to note about what you are going through. She quickly validated what I was feeling, and then gave me the tools that have helped me to feel calmer and begin to heal.

Written by L.I. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lorey has always responded quickly and with practical ways to address whatever issue I'm dealing with. I highly recommend working with her.

Written by J.A. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Lorey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

A very responsive and respectful therapist that is very engaging.

Written by M.A. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She listens to me without judgement and offers advice that I always find helpful.

Written by S.A. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I think Lorey is listening to me and doing her best to help me. It’s nice to be able to talk when it’s convenient.

Written by M.O. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Lorey for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Lorey is very kind, person centered and empathetic. It has been a pleasure working with her. I really feel heard and understood and she allows me to steer the session as I need with what is going on in my life.

Written by J.E. on Jul 06, 2019 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lorey noticed there are several areas that I need assistance in but focused in more on the most present pertinent areas that need addressed now. She is wonderful

Written by C.R. on Jul 06, 2019 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Thank you for helping us learn new skills and better efficient ways to go through changes while our family grows.

Written by S.T. on Apr 26, 2019 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Lorey's feedback is always thoughtful and helpful. I'm so glad I gave BetterHelp a try. I can fit counseling with Lorey into my schedule and that makes a huge difference.

Written by P.A. on Apr 25, 2019 after counseling with Lorey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lorey seems to always be there quickly after she received correspondence from me. I can ask her questions, and she does answer them. I feel she truly is accepting me for who I really am. I really feel grateful that I started talking to her and not have to make weekly appointments, and drive to and from, and I can dump all my stuff on her. She give me positive feed back, and I thank her and respect her. Thanks BetterHelp.