Therapist Profile

Name:
Deborah A. Simmons, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
1515 Floribunda Ave #305 Burlingame, CA 94010-3882
Phone:
(650) 558-1015
Website:
dasimmonsphd.com
License Number
MFC30119
Practicing Since:
1991
Additional Licenses:
MFT, California

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a licensed therapist with a wide range of experience. I have worked with children and adolescents in the fields of education and counseling for over 20 years. I work with individuals, families and couples and employ a very interactive approach. I am well trained in Crisis Intervention and also work with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and abuse issues. I also give workshops for parents, educators, and mental health professionals in the area of communication, child and adolescent development, eating disorders and sexuality. In addition, I offer workshops and training in the areas of bereavement and HIV/AIDS education. I also currenlty specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and run eating disorder recovery groups. I believe in a multidisciplinary approach to treatment of eating disorders and like to work with a client's medical doctor and nutritionist in order to optimize successful recovery.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Specialization in the area of Health Psychology.
Insurance
Any Insurance Eligible
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
PhD, Health Psychology, Capella University, 2006 M.A., Counseling Psychology, College of Notre Dame, 1989 M.A., Pastoral Studies, College of Notre Dame, 1985 California Teaching Credential, 1985

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Family Systems
Psychodynamic
Systems
Certifications
Specialization in Health Psycholgy with an emphasis in Eating Disorders. Specialized training in Grief and Loss, Grief Recovery Institute, Dougy Center for Grieving Children Specialized Training in HIV/AIDS education, San Francisco WEDGE Program
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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