Dr. Robert Simmonds

Psychologist

About Me

I am a licensed psychologist living in San Diego, California, with 40 years of experience providing psychotherapy both in private practice and for the US Army. I retired from my work with the Army a year and a half ago, and am now working with clients in my private practice. I work with a variety of psychological issues, but have had most of my experience working with trauma, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, and men’s issues in general.
My clients and I identify the scope of the problem we’re working on and then focus on solutions to the problem. I see therapy as a serious pursuit and one which opens the door, with a great deal of self-understanding, to a fulfilling and meaningful life. I use mostly talk therapy along with supplementary exercises and experiences to achieve our therapeutic goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Military and Veterans Issues

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY 11553 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Robert Simmonds . We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.A. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

Dr Simmonds is an excellent therapist. He guides with a depth of wisdom one would expect of a man with his deep experience. I highly recommend him.

Written by H.E. on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Simmonds is a great listener and support in guiding our sessions. I always feel heard and like I've gained a greater understanding of myself after.

Written by J.O. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

One of the very best therapists. Personable and wise.

Written by M.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Fantastic listener and very professional!

Written by B.R. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

My therapist is awesome

Work with me!