Licensed Counselor

Lori Simmons, LCMFT, DBT-C

Columbia, Millersville
Lori Simmons, LCMFT, DBT-C

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Counseling Approach/Philosophy:

Lori practices therapy focusing on mindful awareness and living in the present; fully and peacefully experiencing life. As a result, clients enjoy symptom reduction and improvement in functioning. This therapy emphasizes values, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, living in the present moment and accessing a transcendent sense of self. This practice can often help people who have been unsuccessful with therapy in the past, have had a return of symptoms after repeated therapy or may feel reluctant to engage in the therapeutic process.

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based therapy, can be effective with a wide range of clinical conditions. ACT assumes that the psychological processes of a ‘normal’ human mind are often destructive and create suffering. A non-judgmental atmosphere is provided, where treatment is focused on the unique needs of each client to help promote healing, change and growth.

Educational/Work Experience:

Lori graduated from San Jose State University in 2007 with an MS in Clinical Psychology. Ms. Simmons has worked in various mental health settings, including intensive inpatient and outpatient settings, and has provided services to clients with a wide variety of needs. She provides individual, family and couples counseling services for children, adolescents and adults.

Specialties:
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • School Problems
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Parenting Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief/Loss
  • Anger management
  • Marital/Couples Counseling
  • Communication skills

Ms. Simmons has evening appointments available.

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