I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Illinois with 13 years of experience. I’m also a Clinical Supervisor approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
I provide professional mental health services and counseling to individuals, couples, and families and have worked with individuals from early childhood to adult age and later life in a variety of settings. These include research and university centers, outpatient clinics, private practice, and community and school settings.
I offer support and consultation with a variety of problems and issues including depression, anxiety, relationship and family difficulties, couple satisfaction, parenting, life transitions, grief and trauma. I also have a particular interest and expertise in multi-cultural and cross-national clients and specialize in the treatment of cross-national marriages and families, relocation, homesickness, emigration, and adjustment to a new culture and environment at different stages of life.
Because I believe that each person and family is unique and exists within a context, my approach integrates different models and schools of therapy. Interventions range from working on stress management, emotion regulation, CBT, mindfulness, and interpersonal skills to wider issues related to the exploration of one’s self-esteem, values, and sense of purpose. I use a range of approaches to fit each individual client's world-view and to build a respectful, non- judgmental, collaborative, and compassionate relationship with each individual. I strive to meet you where you are and to work from that place of shared understanding to build goals in a collaborative manner. My personal style is warm and direct.
It takes courage and power to work toward a more conscious and fulfilling life. I am honored to be in that journey with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMFT #166.000786 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Simona is amazing! Sessions with her provide me with clarity and calm me down. I feel understood, supported and respected. It is the feeling of trust she gives me that I appreciate most.
I’ve been on the app for about two weeks now and have had the opportunity to work without Simona. From the start, she was able to understand my issues and provide great advice, from a professional and sometimes personal, perspective. Our first video chat was also very pleasant and I felt calm and confident speaking with Simona. She has helped me a lot in these past 2-3 weeks and I would recommend her to my dearest friends and family and anyone looking for family and relationship therapy.