Jessica  Simons
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Jessica Simons

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas, Utah Accepting Online
Ivins Accepting In-person

Available to schedule sessions within 2 to 3 days of initial inquiry. Flexible hours!

Updated April 10, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Dr. Jessica Simons is a Marriage and Family therapist, who has practice for 11 years, assisting families all over the world. She is currently providing convenient, HIPAA compliant online therapy, with flexible hours in Texas and Utah. Dr. Simons provides couples, families, parents, and individuals 12 years and older. Dr. Simons specializes in helping:

Individuals who struggle with anxiety and/or depression, which may be caused by perfectionism, poor self-esteem or self-compassion, intrusive negative self-talk, self-doubt, and/or self-sabotaging (such as eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, or sex-addiction). Individuals who have a history of trauma (childhood, adult, wartime, or professional) and are seeking relief from the negative impacts of PTSD. Also, individuals who are struggling with life changes, life stressors, major decisions, family of origin or inner child issues, or adults trying to deal with the impacts of ADHD.

Couples in committed relationships who are seeking greater emotional and physical intimacy, looking for better conflict resolutions, improving communication, healing from infidelity or sex addiction of a partner, premarital counseling, or couples who are attempting to amicably separate and/or co-parent.

Children ages 12 and up who are struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or trauma. This includes individual sessions, as well as support sessions for parents helping them improve their relationships and communication with their children in order better support change in the family system which helps children maintain positive life changes.

Families looking for improved communication, team-building, problem-solving, and healthier relationships.

Dr. Simons approaches therapy from a systemic lens, meaning looking at all the relationship, cultural, family, and community variables that are impacting the issues. From there, she works from a client-centered and strengths-based approach to understand each client's goals and existing resources to achieve the client's desired changes. Dr. Simons uses CBT interventions to help clients operationalize change.


Message to clients

I would love to help you have the relationships and personal peace you want in your life. I promise, there is hope and there are answers to your problems. I believe that no what you have experienced or are currently experiencing, you have greater strength and wisdom than you might currently feel--sometimes you just need a little help tapping into that and knowing how to best direct it.

I know that it can be scary to reach out for help. I know that sometimes it is difficult to discuss aloud difficult experiences or painful feelings. I also know that finding a therapist with whom you can connect, can feel daunting. A therapist's personality is often the most important part off therapy. I work compassionately and intentionally to ensure all my clients feel heard and understood without judgment. I also use humor and irony at times to help clients see things (and themselves) more positively. I try to make sure clients know they are not alone as they make changes, but that they are capable of reaching their goals. I also work extensively with people seeking to overcome shame, perfectionism, and self-negativity through self-compassion and mindfulness work.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in TX, UT)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in UT)
  • EMI Health (in-network in UT)
  • Medicare (in-network in UT)
  • Optum (in-network in TX, UT)
  • SelectHealth (in-network in UT)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in TX, UT)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (55min)
  • Initial session: $120 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $120 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $120 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Sliding fee available for college students and veterans. Flex Savings plan cards are also accepted.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 7pm
  • Tue 8am - 7pm
  • Wed 8am - 7pm
  • Thu 8am - 7pm
  • Fri 8am - 4pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 6pm
  • Tue 8am - 6pm
  • Wed 8am - 6pm
  • Thu 8am - 6pm
  • Fri 8am - 3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Ivins practice
513 W 30 S. , Ivins, Utah 84738
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Simons Counseling, San Antonio, TX, Columbia, SC, & Online, LMFTA & LMFT, 2013 - Present
Doris Schmalhofer Psychotherapie Praxis Kaiserslautern, Germany, LMFT Contractor, 2019 - 2022
Sebastian Potter Psychotherapie Praxis Kaiserslautern, Germany, LMFT Contractor, 2019 - 2022
Adaptable Human Solutions Seoul, South Korea, LMFTA, 2012 - 2013

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2020
Northcentral University, Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012


Licensure

Texas: 204937

Utah: 13188885-3902


Languages

English