Patience  Simms
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Patience Simms


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online
Houston Accepting In-person
Updated August 31, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adoption & foster care
  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma
  • Divorce & separation

Professional statement

Patience Simms is a fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She additionally holds a Licensed Marriage and Family- Associate licensure under the supervision of Dr. Vaughn Bryant, LMFT-S, LPC-S. Having extensive training in both of these areas gives her the unique ability to specialize in serving both couples and individuals with complex needs.

Patience uses a direct style of communication and challenges her clients, creating accountability for their goals and a higher motivation to grow. With Individuals, Patience’s utilizes a therapeutic approach that explores childhood wounds in order to make connections current thoughts, behaviors and reactions that are damaging in our everyday lives.

With couples, along with assisting in building better communication skills and increasing intimacy, Patience helps to identify patterns in relationships that haven’t been working. She works with her clients to create new patterns that lead to less conflict and more connection.

Patience specializes in Marriage, Divorce, Coparenting, Adoption and Trauma.

Both in person and virtual sessions are offered. In person location is in the Houston Heights area. For high conflict couples, families, complex trauma and for children, Patience prefers to offer in person sessions. However, she is willing to offer virtual sessions if that best serves the needs of the client.

Patience has additional training in trauma, play therapy, IFS, and is Gottman Level 1 and 2 trained.

Message to clients

My main goal is to create an environment for my clients where change can happen. I believe in healing and growth instead of just coping for the rest of your life. There are many approaches that can be tailored to the individual needs of each client. Generally, I use an approach that digs further into childhood wounds and the patterns that developed due to those wounds that are now costing us in adulthood.

I have extensive expertise working with couples, and tend to specialize with high conflict couples on the verge of divorce. With couples, I am very directive and confrontational in an attempt to interrupt and change current patterns.


Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

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

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

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges


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


Patience Simms 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: $165 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Group sessions: $110 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


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- 9pm
  • Tue 8am - 9pm
  • Wed 8am - 9pm
  • Thu virtual only
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat No availability
  • Sun No availability

Houston practice
2060 North Loop West, 205, Houston, Texas 77018
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am- 9pm
  • Tue 8am- 9pm
  • Wed 8am- 9pm
  • Thu virtual only
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat no availability
  • Sun no availability

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Patience Simms, PLLC, Owner and Therapist, 2021 - Present
Mack Counseling, Therapist, 2020 - 2022
Amy Wine Counseling, Therapist, 2020 - 2021

Northeastern Illinois University, MA in Marriage and Family Counseling, 2019


Texas: 205013

Texas: 85700

Supervisor: Dr. Vaughn Bryant (LMFT-S 11555)