Therapist Profile

David A. Simons, M.A.
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650 Hampshire Road, Ste. 200 Westlake Village, CA 91361-2540
(805) 477-2626
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
"Compassion is our deepest nature. It arises from our interconnection with all things." David A. Simons has been an advocate for families for over 25 years. David Simons first broke the taboo on teenage suicide, producing the ground breaking movie SILENCE OF THE HEART for CBS and Co-founded the National Association of Teenage Suicidology . Mr.Simons revealed the destructive injustices to housing abused and abandoned children in reformatories- producing FIND A SAFE PLACE for Network television – Additionally -Mr. Simons followed the plight of Cambodian refugees adopted by American families - producing and writing the Emmy nominated - THE GIRL WHO SPELLED FREEDOM. Following a full career producing and writing critically acclaimed programming -David turned his focus of the human condition to psychotherapy. David earned his Masters of Psychology with Honors and was offered the Presidency of the local chapter of the National Honor Sociey by Phillips Graduate Institute. David A. Simons created and implemented DREAM CLEAN - the first adolescent experiential substance abuse program for Burbank Unified School District’s at-risk youth. "We can’t change our past – but we can change how we hold it today. How and what we focus our attention on creates choice for change. Many clients come to therapy feeling stuck – stuck in a revolving story with feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, or depression. These thoughts and feelings become overwhelming – compromising our well-being and our interpersonal relationships. In a safe, collaborative, individualized and empathic process – we will work to resolve your stories - opening the way for new and deeper self-understanding, relief and joy." The Counseling Office of David A. Simons has been serving the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas for nearly 10 years.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday: By Appointment
Individual and Family Therapy Addiction Couples Groups
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Psychology, Phillips Graduate Institute, B.A., San Jose State University, 1972

Area of Specialty

Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Group Therapy
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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