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Dr. Rosemary Simmons,  Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Personal Statement

I’ve had the privilege of providing therapy for over 25 years to older adolescents, young adults, and adults. I truly look forward to meeting with you to hear your story and lived experience. We will work collaboratively to determine your goals for counseling. To do this, we will explore what is going well in life as well as the things you wish were different or going better. I commit to you that I will be honest and transparent with you. I will introduce individualized interventions and skills to make sure they are a good fit for you and your life. I use a combination of counseling approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and mindfulness.  I use counseling methods that research shows to be effective and are guided by neuroscience (the science of how the brain works and influences our thoughts, feelings, and behavior). My approach is nonjudgmental and considers your values, identity, and cultural background (i.e., race, ethnicity, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, faith, national origin, citizenship). I look forward to meeting you. Together we will establish a path forward.

 

Services

Psychological Evaluation & Psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults (15 – 25 years of age), and adults

 

Specialty Services

I have extensive experience working with a range of concerns people have. These include depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem and self-worth. I work with disordered eating and body image concerns from a Health at Every Size Approach. I specialize in recovery from traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including the lasting effects that childhood trauma has on young adults and adults. This includes focusing on emotional regulation, self-harming behaviors, and the beneficial effects of building coping skills. Since 1999, I have been providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in both individual and group counseling, an approach with strong research evidence for its effectiveness.

 

Education

B.A., Psychology, Wartburg College

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Southern Illinois University

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Southern Illinois University

 

Experience

Twenty-five years of therapy experience with older adolescents, young adults, and adults in outpatient settings through university counseling centers and private practice.

Southern Illinois University Counseling Center

University of Washington Bothell Counseling Center

 

Office Location

Silverdale