Dr. Victoria Simon

(Ph.D., MFT)

About Me

My commitment to providing high quality psychotherapy is backed by over 20 years of experience (licensed in California and Oregon). By combining evidence-based methods, a comprehensive knowledge of current research and a compassionate partnership with each unique individual, I help my clients solve problems effectively, make healthy decisions, adjust more comfortably to change, and overcome emotional distress.

Our work together will be tailored to your specific goals and will incorporate the leading solution-focused, action-oriented approaches to help you create the life you want. Trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, my practice also includes research-based mindfulness techniques and motivational interviewing to help overcome the ambivalence and resistance that we feel so often when facing change.

Since you are the only expert on 'you,' my job is to provide non-judgmental support and challenge you to take the steps to move forward, whether it’s overcoming anxiety, depression or trauma, conquering anger or behavioral issues, addressing relationship and/or family challenges, gaining clarity on career frustrations or transitions, managing issues related to aging, improving communication or reducing stress.

I bring hope, optimism, humility and humor to my work and feel that it is an honor to be invited on each new journey. You will be treated with respect, care and compassion while also receiving constructive guidance to help you reach your goals.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Please note: I am also specialized in the field of criminal justice, with experience supporting incarcerated and re-entry individuals as well as family members who have a loved one in the legal and/or criminal justice system and am a mediator, certified since 2000 through the Los Angeles County Bar Association, who has supported countless families through the stresses of separation, divorce and child custody planning.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related
  • Anger
  • Self esteem
  • Career
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Grief, Sleeping

Years of Experience: 22

Licensing

LMFT #37596 (Expires: 2018-11-30)

MFT #T1083 (Expires: 2017-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Jul 18, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Victoria is not only kind and understanding, but she approaches every conversation without judgement. She truly is there to listen and helps you bring out a better version of yourself. I would recommend Dr. Simon to anyone and especially to someone who is new to therapy.

Written by C.A. on Jun 24, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Victoria is great! Open to various treatments and respectful of where I'm at emotionally.

Written by K.A. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 8 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Simon has helped me navigate some tough relationship hurdles these past 6 months and has offered me unconditional support, tools, and a sounding board to help me make sense of it all! Her help and expertise has been immensely helpful!

Written by E.L. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks relationship

I was very sceptical at first, I have to admit, but with time we have developed a rapport that I am very grateful for. Dr Simon is very supportive, gets back to me very quickly, gives me tools.to help me. I can email her any time and as often as I need to. It is a very good experience and is helping me move forward and deal with all the things I am going through.

Written by B.R. on Jun 01, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, and anger

I feel very safe talking to Dr. Simon. I don't feel judged at all. That's something I am always afraid of when confiding in someone. She does a wonderful job listening to me and acknowledging when I've made improvements to my thinking patterns. I am only a few weeks into working with her but it has gone very well so far! Highly recommend.

Written by N.I. on May 31, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Simon is very attentive and thoughtful. Within a short period of time, she has helped me tremendously.

Written by S.A on Mar 24, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 5 months relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Simon has been a wonderful help since I've started using BetterHelp! She's always able to guide me back to a more mindful state when I'm stuck in a negative headspace.

Maybe most importantly, she keeps me on task with my goals while staying supportive and providing constructive feedback on my progress. I would certainly recommend her to anyone who is seeking help through online therapy.

Written by C.I on Mar 17, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks relationship

Excellent listener, great, practical advice, caring.

Written by S.U on Mar 11, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month

Very thoughtful and caring

Written by K.A on Mar 09, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Simon has helped me gain a better perspective on myself and the situations I have found myself in. She has given me and taught me how to use different tools to better navigate all the life throws at me. Her support and guidance have changed my life for the better in so many ways!

Written by G.A on Mar 04, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

I really love how Victoria is so patient. She's been such a great listener and I trust her very much.

Written by D.O on Feb 27, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career

Absolutely wonderful, Dr Simon has been a great help and has supplied me with resources perfectly suited to my personality and thought processes.

Written by J.E on Feb 06, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and anger

Dr. Simon is exactly what I needed to feel more comfortable with my emotions and gain confidence in handling difficult situations. I really appreciate the gentle, supportive way she approaches my issues and encourages me to look at things in a healthier way.

Written by M.A on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months relationship, grief, and self esteem

Dr Simon been very helpful. She did not provide answers, but somehow helped me start to see things more clearly. I am less anxious and more willing to solve matters on a way that suits me better:

Written by S.U on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 1 week

I been working with Dr. Simon for about 4 months she has helped me so much. She is very caring and kind and always has great advice. She pushes you in a very caring and supportive way.

Written by V.A on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months relationship, family, and self esteem

Victoria is very thoughtful. She provided different options and paths, combining approaches to adapt the sessions to my style and needs. She makes herself available, follows up on the conversation, and encourages progress in a very positive manner, without being forceful. I warmly recommend her!

Written by Z.I on Jan 11, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Dr Simon is a very positive therapist with wisdom and lots of experience . She comes across as knowledgeable and very supportive. My path with her has been full of positive changes and daily progress.

Written by M.U on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

Having tried different counselors, Dr. Simon always seemed to know what is it all about, and she always has a treatment plan. Step by step while being so responsive, she has helped me find a better state of mind and I am excited to proceed with her using BetterHelp.

Written by S.U on Dec 07, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 3 days

Great therapist.

Written by S.U on Dec 02, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month

Dr. Simon is a very kind, caring and empathetic therapist. She is that extra push you need when you feel like throwing in the towel. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by J.O on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks addictions

Dr. Simon is smart, kind, empathetic, and professional. I am very grateful I rolled the dice and tried BetterHelp.

Written by A.B on Nov 22, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month stress, anxiety, and relationship

I was matched with exactly what I needed. Dr. Simon -- although we've only been working together for just a bit -- has helped me focus on my needs and goals for myself. She is patient and kind and incredibly understanding. I'm looking forward to our journey together.

Written by R.I on Nov 09, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

Very compassionate and a very emphatic listener. Highly responsive which, you know, can be crucial sometimes. The more we advance in our sessions, the more adjustable it becomes, according to my current state, every request of mine is being heard and answered.

Written by H.A on Oct 26, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and career

I just started working with Dr. Simon and I am already confident that she provides high level of professional help, down to the point discussion and clear approach to my particular situation.
Amazing help, I am very lucky to have haer as my counselor.

Written by A.R on Oct 20, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 8 months stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Simon has been incredibly helpful as I've struggled to work through anxiety, depression, and a number of other issues. She has done a great job of both providing compassion and understanding as well as pushing my edges when need be.

Written by N.E on Jul 10, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Victoria has been one of the most effective therapists I've ever had.

Written by L.E on May 29, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months

It's great to be able to write on here and get the feedback. Dr. Simon has great insight and has brought up questions that I need to answer but I feel as if I never knew the questions before. She has made me think hard about so many things.

Written by L.A on Apr 06, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 4 months

Dr. Simon has provided a wonderful safe space for me to share my deepest struggles in life. She has given me actionable, practical tools to work toward growing a more understanding, positive outlook on life, and she consistently responds within 24 hours whenever I need a response. Dr Simon has been amazing!

Written by M.O on Mar 27, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month relationship, grief, and self esteem

Really helpful - great, practical strategies and kind, compassionate support.

Written by V.L on Feb 23, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 8 months stress, anxiety, and sleeping

I love working with Dr.Simon. She maintains a perfect balance of friendly and professional. Not too close, not too distant. I already see positive change in my life, and I'm confident she will help me improve more.

Written by C.Y on Feb 15, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 4 months stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Incredible experience thus far. Dr. Simon is a wonderful shoulder to lean on, very wise and very responsive.

Written by K.A on Feb 15, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Simon has given me some wonderful tools to help me cope with grief, stress, and negative feelings. She is compassionate and wants to see you heal. Her therapy is geared toward recovery and she always lets you go at your own pace, while frequently checking in with you to encourage your progress.

Written by M.Y on Jan 30, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 4 months stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Very encouraging. I would recommend her

Written by P.I on Jan 19, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 5 months stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

I feel so lucky to have Dr. Simon as my counsellor. She always helps me to see things from other angles and achieve my goals. She checks up on me regularly if I'm quiet and always sympathises with my concerns. I can be comfortable talking to her about anything which is so important.
A truly lovely woman.

Written by K.C on Jan 11, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks relationship, and self esteem

I have had things in my life and past that were very serious and took a toll on me and although life went on, I never received the proper help from any of my doctors or psychologists or psychiatrists. In the last few weeks although this is an online form of communication, I have got more out of it in the last 3-4 weeks than I have over the last 3-4 years. I'm so glad and grateful I found this and Dr. Simon and I can already see and feel a positive difference in my life, thoughts, and how I handle things.

Written by E.R on Jan 07, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

I am so glad I was matched with Dr. Simon. She is very responsive and offers real, useful advice. She is an excellent listener, and nonjudgmental.

Written by M.A on Dec 23, 2015 after counseling with Victoria for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, grief, and depression

Initially, when I started, I thought this is not going to work and I don't feel comfortable writing. Now, I feel the opposite. I feel I prefer this method. Dr. Simon is amazing at making you feel comfortable and following up.

Written by C.A on Dec 02, 2015 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks relationship, and intimacy-related

Dr Simon is warm, caring, compassionate, understanding and loving! She is exactly what I needed in order to work out my current issues.

Written by M.A on Oct 19, 2015 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, and depression

Very supportive and easy to talk to.