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 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!
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.