Debra Simmons, MSW, LMSW

Debra Simmons, MSW, LMSW Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Degree:
    Master's of Social Work

After earning my Master's of Social Work from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, I worked with various specific population groups including, Viet Nam Veterans, Hospice Patients, Bereavement Support, Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Community Mental Health Older Adult Program, and Child and Family Services before settling into my Outpatient Practice 18 years ago. I found these experiences, in addition to my education and professional training, to be extremely valuable in understanding and addressing the vast array of challenges faced by all of us.

I am passionate about working with each individual and their very unique life issues. I want to meet you where you are and assist you in getting to where you want to be. Together we will explore those obstacles that are holding you back. I want to help you to understand how your thinking influences the behaviors that have become problematic for you. My goal is to teach you coping skills that you can use to successfully face life's challenges.

Whether your issue is depression, mood swings, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, poor self-esteem, chronic pain, aging lifestyle changes, trauma, troubled relationships, or any of the numerous emotional states that are negatively impacting your life, lets work together to make positive changes to ease your journey through this thing we call life. Become a healthier, happier you.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Cigna
  • HAP
  • Humana
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Alzheimer's
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Psychosis / Schizophrenia
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Elderly Person's Disorders
  • Grief
  • Chronic Pain

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing