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.
Additional areas of focus: 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
My therapist has been a lifesaver and I am so grateful for this platform and for the amazing help I get.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Bob listens, he understands, he gives excellent, insightful feedback, we laugh a lot. He is probably the best therapist I have ever had.
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
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 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 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 on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Fantastic listener and very professional!
Written 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
My therapist is awesome
Written 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