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
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #50684 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
Michelle is an impactful counselor who provides great resources and insight. Very nice and easy to talk to. Highly recommended.
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!
She is a wonderful listener and great cheerleader.
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!
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!