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 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!

Written by J.O. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

My time is still new with Michelle, but so far my past sessions have been extremely helpful and I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to them.