Meredith Lynne Simonds (she/her)

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Hi, I’m Meredith. I specialize in women’s issues, providing support as you navigate change in relationships, career, school, health & aging.

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

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Do you feel swept up in the winds of change, moving in a desired direction, but uncomfortably so? Or, do you feel completely swept away by unwelcome circumstances blowing you all over the map? Or, are you still on course, but stuck somewhere, anchored to the spot? Wherever you are in this voyage through a life transition, as my client, you will not be alone. I will be there to help you steady the ship, adjust course toward your destination, and discover new possibilities along the way.

My Background and Approach

My background in writing and theater inspires my work in Narrative Therapy and Expressive Art Therapy. I also have a solid foundation in Person-Centered, Strength-Based, Multicultural approaches. Each of these therapies bring something valuable to the process. 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 those unexpressed thoughts and emotions. Are coping mechanisms providing short-term relief? The Strength-Based approach can strengthen coping skills to support your 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--for you and for the people and community you care about. 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: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 85/session

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