Alyssa Simmonds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Springfield Township, New Jersey. She specializes in working with anxiety, behavioral challenges, and relationship challenges. Her practice is open to adults in their 20s and 30s, as well as couples, families, and children.
When working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, Alyssa takes a skills-based approach to help them effectively manage negative emotions and thought patterns. She also incorporates interpersonal process with that approach, which means she may model the skills in session or have clients practice, so they can review together.
When working with young adults and children, Alyssa also brings in expressive arts to help clients tap into emotions that may not be available through speech alone. And having received training in yoga and mindfulness for children, she enjoys incorporating that skillset with kids – and oftentimes, adults as well.
Alyssa strongly believes that when a client works towards their mental wellness, they will positively impact their own lives, families, and communities.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Private practice, 2015 - Present
In-home therapist, 2014 - Present
Rutgers University, MSW, 2011
Rutgers University, BA, 2006