Simone Totoro

LPC, LMHC

About me

I have been working in the area of mental health for over 18 years. I am dually licensed in New Jersey as an Professional Counselor (LPC) and Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). Additionally, I am a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHC) in Florida. My areas of expertise include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma and Family Centered Therapy. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) for those seeking licensure in New Jersey.
I enjoy working with children, adults, and seniors struggling with addictions, trauma, mood/personality disorders, depression/anxiety, anger issues and adjustment disorders. In order to offer my clients the best care, I involve myself in ongoing continuing education opportunities. I have specialized training in Telehealth services, Mindfulness, and AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy). It is amazing to see how animal companions can assist us when dealing with life stressors!
I am looking forward to helping you develop goals and witness your journey towards recovery. Sometimes the smallest steps in the right direction end up being the biggest steps of your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Blended Family Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

NJ LPC 37PC00544400

FL LMHC MH9148


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Simone Totoro. 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 on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Simone for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Since starting with the BetterHelp services, my day to day life has been filled with much less anxiety and worrisome thoughts. I’ve been able to take control of my emotions, whereas in the past I was never able to do so. Simone has taught me to allow myself to feel and except my emotions without letting them take complete control over me. I sincerely believe I am on the right path with working with Simone.

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very warming and easy to talk with

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

I like better help.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I am very pleased with Simone. She has helped me find my innervoice

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Highly empathetic and highly educated. Simply the best.

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Simone has been a wonderful help! She was able to relate to my childhood emotional neglect and thankful for all the time and support she had given me! I cannot thank her enough!

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and adhd

Simone has been a wonderful help in getting me to express my concerns. She is easy to talk to and I feel very comfortable with her.

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Simone was a great listener.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Simone has been helpful.

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Simone really helped me work through a difficult day as it was happening. I appreciated her helping bring me back to center and I felt a lot better after our call.

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Simone is so sweet and amazing at what she does! I always look forward to talking to her

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Simone is thoughtful and engaging in her therapy style, nonjudgmental and really supportive. I have benefited greatly from working with her. From day 1 she made me feel very comfortable.

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

The perfect therapist!

Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Amazing therapist! Dr Totoro is professional, understanding, and a master in her field. A+++

Written on Dec 25, 2021 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

If you are looking for a professional support that is effective, trustworthy, relaxing and challenging from the first minute of therapy experience, congratulations if you were lucky enough to being matched with Simone Toro. Priceless!

Written on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Simone is a fantastic therapist! She guides you through her sessions and the tools available on Betterhelp so that you have everything you need to begin your therapeutic journey. She is kind, attentive, respectful, understanding, and everything you would want in a therapist!

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Simone for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Simone has helped me in so many ways over the last several months and taught me many coping mechanisms for the things i struggle with. I am always excited for our appointments.

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I feel Simone is really communicative and understanding!

Written on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Simone for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Very insightful

Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Simone for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have been working with Simone for about 4 months. She has been very supportive, patient and emotionally encouraging to me! I would definitely recommend her!

Written on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Simone for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Simone and I have been working together for a few months now and she is been my rock. I can talk about everything that is bothering me and she's excellent at making the point of the situation and make a plan for it and turning pessimistic thoughts and behaviors into small daily practices helped me a lot during this tough year. She's professional, caring, and knowledgeable in managing anxiety and depression.

Written on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Simone for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Simone is absolutely the most wonderful, understanding, and encouraging counselor. I feel so lucky to have connected with her after such a negative first experience here with my previous counselor. I had almost completely given up on this program and now I am so thankful to be where I am because of this program

Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Simone for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Simone has been wonderful. I began working with her a couple months ago and have found someone supportive who really understands where I am and what I would like to work on. I’ve left every session feeling heard.

Written on Jul 10, 2020 after therapy with Simone for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Simone is very sweet, patient and understanding. Great experience thus far

Written on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She gets back to me in a timely manner

Work with me!