Lauren  Simas
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Lauren Simas


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
El Dorado Hills Waitlist In-person
East Sacramento Accepting In-person
Updated January 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Executive Functioning Difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Adolescent/Child Mental Health

Professional statement

Lauren Simas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Sacramento, CA. Lauren is passionate about providing families with the tools they need to feel connected to one another, to resolve any arising conflicts with each other, and to grow as a strong family unit. She provides services to individuals and families, including children and adolescents. She supports parents who feel stuck in their parenting or disconnected from their authentic selves.

Lauren draws from several evidence-based therapy modalities in her work with individuals and families. She uses family systems therapy to create a framework for families to better understand themselves and educates clients on different early attachment styles -- and their implications for relationships and parenting styles later in life. She provides a warm, accepting space for clients to explore their identities and make mental health goals. She helps clients feel more like themselves and find more meaning out of their daily routines. She coaches parents who would like to enhance their co-parenting skills and helps blended families adjust to their new family structure.

Lauren earned her Master’s degree from Palo Alto University. She has extensive experience working with families in diverse environments. She is passionate about working with women, especially those who have ADHD and need a space to talk about their experiences. Lauren is committed to providing culturally-competent care for families of all backgrounds.

Message to clients

Hi! I'm so glad you made it this far. Finding a therapist is hard....and finding the RIGHT therapist? Even harder! If you are looking for a therapist who understands your struggles, helps you tap into your strengths, encourages you, and holds space for you to be YOU, you might have just landed on the right page. I love helping my clients build trust in themselves, learn, escape overwhelm, and beat burnout to meet the goals that are the most important to them.

My approach is anchored in evidence-based practices and is highly specialized to your unique needs and concerns. I have a deep respect for my clients. I believe they are the experts on their own lives and experiences. If this sounds like a good fit to you, I'd be honored to walk with you on your journey.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Executive Functioning Difficulties - Working with children, adolescents, and adults on assessing executive skills deficits and creating environmental modifications to improve daily functioning at home, school, and/or work.

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing, taming tantrums, managing stress, and increasing support.

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, attention disorders, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Adolescent/Child Mental Health - Working with adolescent 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 Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, and school difficulties.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Lauren Simas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Parent Coaching: $180 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

My work with children includes a 45 minute individual psychotherapy session and a 20 minute parent coaching session for a total weekly fee of $225.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 11am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

East Sacramento practice
3101 I St., Suite 201, Sacramento, California 95816
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

El Dorado Hills practice
5000 Windplay Drive, Suite #2, El Dorado Hills, California 95762
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Brilla Counseling Services, Owner and Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
Occupational Therapy Training Program, School Based Clinician, 2017 - 2020
San Francisco Unified School District, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, 2016 - 2017

Palo Alto University, M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2017


California: 123427




Client testimonials

"She was responsive and clearly knows her stuff"
- Zencare client • September 2022