Dr. Victoria Simon

(Ph.D., MFT)

Your first week of counseling is free

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
  • Relationship
  • Anger
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career

Years of Experience: 22

Licensing

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

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


Testimonials

Written by Z.I on Jan 11, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Great therapist.

Written by S.U on Dec 02, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

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 on issues concerning and 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 8 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 on issues concerning 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 9 months on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 14 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

Very supportive and easy to talk to.