Michelle Simmer


About Me

Hi! My name is Michelle Simmer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have almost 20 years of treating various issues such as depression, trauma, social anxiety and women’s issues. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like using this therapy because it brings results if the client is willing to examine their negative thought processes. I am also trained in Trauma focused therapy, Solution Focused Therapy. I am also empathetic, warm and supportive. I also use Motivational Interviewing to assist the client with goals and tracking progress.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Psychology and my Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling.

I have also been through a divorce as a child and in my own marriage. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. I applaud you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #50684 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by A.N. on Mar 27, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Michelle is an impactful counselor who provides great resources and insight. Very nice and easy to talk to. Highly recommended.

Written by M.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I felt comfortable sharing with Michelle from day 1. I’m super grateful we were matched because shes super knowledgeable in the type of therapy I need!

Written by D.I. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is a wonderful listener and great cheerleader.

Written by J.O. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression

Michelle has been my counselor for a little over two months now. I've come away from each session with a better understanding of myself, my triggers, thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Even when I come into a session without a full idea of what I'd like to talk about, I come away feeling new purpose. Michelle's counseling proves effective in making me more self-aware, allowing me to create goals that have been instrumental in keeping me motivated, productive, and thinking positively. While I plan to stay in counseling for longer, Michelle's advice is bringing about noticeable change that is giving me more self-awareness and confidence than I've felt in recent years.

Thank you Michelle!

Written by R.I. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Michelle is a wonderful and understanding counselor with a thorough understanding of, not only CBT, but also the means to communicating these methods to someone new to counseling. In the new boundaries of online therapy, Michelle is a strong support to have. Naming what you dislike about your current actions and feelings is not easy, but Michelle makes the solution of setting future goals attainable. I did not think I had the capacity for kindness to myself, but she took care to re-direct me to the passions I had used for fun and now can rely on once again. Thank you Michelle!