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Shaakira Simmonds(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Washington DCNorth CarolinaVirginia
Anxiety -College & graduate student mental health- Depression-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health- Stress management-Women's issues-

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Professional statement

Renew Counseling and Services is a group practice located in Virginia that works with teenagers, young adults and adults. Many clients feel overwhelmed by what’s happening in their lives, whether that’s school, work, growing a family, or going through major life changes. They find themselves anxious, irritable or angry, which can impact their ability to sleep throughout the night or to take care of themselves. Renew therapists works with those whose anxiety or depression leads to impacting their daily life.

The approach to therapy centers around renewal. We strive to empower clients to start fresh and grow motivation to make healthy changes in their lives. Clients find that Renew Counseling offers an atmosphere that feels safe and supportive as they talk about what’s happening in their lives. They benefit from learning about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices, increasing their self-awareness and learning more about their patterns to bridge new coping skills. We focus on finding solutions for clients to bring into their lives to find ways to cope with their emotions.

All therapists have earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from accredited Universities and Social Work Programs. Therapists are collaborative and support clients in determining where they go in sessions. Taking a strengths-based perspective, all clients have an innate resilience to tap into when working on their mental health.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Renew Counseling and Services, Therapist


Virginia: 0904008864 - North Carolina: C012734 - Washington DC: LC50080161




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

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

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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


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

Locations & Hours


  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Shaakira Simmonds is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Georgetown University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Howard University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (53min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150
  • Initial session:$175 (57min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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