Therapist Profile

Name:
David A. Simons, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
650 Hampshire Road, Ste. 200 Westlake Village, CA 91361-2540
Phone:
(805) 477-2626
License Number
LMFT44508
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

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
Services
Individual and Family Therapy Addiction Couples Groups
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

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

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Families
Group Therapy
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Other
Parenting
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

Featured Therapist 

Judith McFarland, MA

Judith McFarland M.A..

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Rosa, CA

I am in private practice, delivering telemedicine via Skype and FaceTime or by phone. My area of special emphasis is helping people improve their important relationships, and working with my clients to decrease and stop depression. If you are reading this, chances are one or more of your important relationshps are not working very well. Whether it's difficulty with a partner or spouse, teens or parents, friends or co-workers, a troubled relationship is painful.


View Profile

Find a Therapist