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Simone Longoria(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Alternative Lifestyle Counseling & Education-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)- Anxiety - Life transitions- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Depression-

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Professional statement

Simone is the owner of Balanced Mental Health, operating online and via phone call. Many of her clients appreciate that Simone is not just a counselor who preaches counseling techniques, but also a person who has been a part of the real world and knows what works and what doesn't. With over 7+ years working in the mental health field, she uses her education and life experience to help coach, teach, and guide people to achieve a more balanced way of living.

Simone works with individuals and couples across the lifespan, with a passion for working with clients facing moments of life transition (going into high school, a move to a new city, new job/relationship or job/relationship loss etc) as this can often stir up some old wounds we didn't know were still there. Simone also has a passion for educating and counseling individuals wishing to explore their desires or sexuality in alternative lifestyle relationships such as polyamory, swinging, ethical-nonmonogamy/open-relationships, and BDSM/KINK. Simone not only has clinical experience, but also working knowledge of the BDSM/KINK, polyamory, and swingers community.

A trauma informed therapist, Simone's approach to counseling is very conversational. She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing to assist clients with accepting or tweaking things within their current situation that no longer serve them, or may be causing distress. She works to help her clients understand their physical, emotional, and external responses to stressors and problem solves with her clients to help them to achieve the response they want to have.

Simone's first priority when with a new client is ensuring they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. She is committed to maintaining an inclusive practice and welcomes all people to her door.

Message to clients

Hello and welcome! My name is Simone and I am excited to start working with you. Before our first session, I want you to know that my goal is to make you feel heard, and show you that therapy can be a very relaxing, judgement free zone where you can be unapologetically you. Building a trusting and safe relationship is important to me as I am a non-judgmental, and honest person who truly does have a passion for working with people. It is my belief that YOU are the expert of your own story, and I am only here as a support character to help you accept or tweak what is no longer serving you on your life journey, or aid in supporting you to no longer second guess your gut instincts.

I have a passion for working with individuals (adults or teenagers) living with anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, are experiencing life adjustments, or just in need of a sounding board to ensure they are doing the best they can. Throughout my career, I have been told I work well with those handling their past or current trauma or their family upbringing, and I have often worked well with those in, or seeking to know more about, alternative lifestyle relationships such as polyamory, swing, or BDSM/kink dynamics.

Wherever you are in life, I can guarantee I'm the counselor you want to help get you through the tough times or support you during your triumphs.

Work and Education

Effective School Solutions, Lead Clinician Killingly, CT
Root Center for Advanced Recovery, Counselor II
Child and Family Services, Mentor/In-Home Therapist
Deaconess Home for Girls , Clinical Counselor
Match Charter School, Tutor

Salve Regina University, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: Substance Use Disorder & Treatment, 2022
Salve Regina University, Masters- Holistic Mental Health Counseling, 2021
Salve Regina University, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: Expressive Arts, 2021
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Bachelors: Sociology; Minor: Religious Studies, 2015


Connecticut: 6840




Alternative Lifestyle Counseling & Education - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating; exploring topics of sexual needs/wants; education surrounding ethical non-monogamy, swinging, polyamory, BDSM/KINK relationship and the different dynamics; how to navigate and honor boundaries while exploring within the lifestyle

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect, or experiencing continuous traumatic events throughout your lifetime

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I offer Telehealth and phone call counseling throughout CT


Simone Longoria 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:$100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$60 - $100
  • Couples sessions:$170 (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
  • PayPal
  • 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

Veterans receive a 15% discount.

Appointment cancellations must be done 24 hours before session or a $45 cancellation fee is applied.

Sliding scale fee based on client income and dependents.

Payment options include: zelle, credit/debit card, HSA/FSA cards, paypal, Venmo, and Cashapp.

All telehealth/Phone session fees will be charged or due after services are rendered.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

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

This provider has no upcoming call times available.