Meredith Lynne Simonds (she/her)

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"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Supervised by Gillian Scott, LMFT

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  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I'm passionate about working with teen & preteen girls seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, body image issues, ADHD, bullying, & challenges related to social media and school. This passion is inspired by my work with women who struggle with issues that have been with them since their teenage years. My goal is to provide the support girls need NOW: 1) to work through things before they reach adulthood and 2) to carry forward tools that can serve them as women.

My Background and Approach

I graduated with my Master’s in Clinical Psychology in Dec 2021. My background in writing and theater inspires and informs my work in Narrative and Expressive Arts Therapy. I also have a solid foundation in Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, and Multicultural Approaches. Are limiting stories filling you with "should"s about who you are and what you do? Narrative Therapy can help flesh out your preferred story. Do some things feel too hard to talk about? Expressive Art Therapy can reveal unexpressed feelings. Are thought spirals spinning out of control? CBT can help you challenge and change negative automatic thoughts. Are coping mechanisms providing short-term relief? The Strength-Based approach can strengthen coping skills to support long-term goals. Do you feel invisible, silenced, misunderstood, or dismissed? Person-Centered and Multicultural approaches can help you feel seen, heard, understood, and valued for who you are and where you come from.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in honoring dreams. I believe the life you long for has meaning, and power, and purpose. I believe in the therapeutic value of authenticity, humility, respect, curiosity, creativity, adventure, meaning-making, art, nature, storytelling, and tradition. I believe there is no one right or wrong way of getting through something or to something. I believe I can be the support you need to find the right way for YOU. When you're looking for a therapist, all sorts of things influence your decision before you even talk to them. But there is one thing that can only be gauged through a conversation: rapport. You need to feel seen, heard, and understood. I hope you will call or email to arrange your free 30-minute consult to get a sense of what it's like to talk to me.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75/session

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