Valley Pastoral Counseling Center is pleased to announce that Sarah G. Simmons, MSS, LCSW will be joining Valley Pastoral Counseling as a part-time psychotherapist Monday, June 4, 2018.
Mrs. Simmons holds a Masters of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College located outside of Philadelphia, PA and has practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia for over 12 years. She began her career at Valley Community Services Board first as an Intensive In-home Therapist and later as an Outpatient Clinician with the Child and Family Department. She then transitioned into private practice in Staunton.
Mrs. Simmons has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Areas of experience and interest include work related to parenting support, anxiety and depression, relationships and communication, life transitions, grief and loss, career/work related stress, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
She focuses on creating a safe, comfortable, and collaborative environment for individuals to explore their concerns. She is holistic in her approach, looking at spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational aspects of what individuals bring to the counseling relationship. Simmons provides a blend of therapy that allows for introspection and personal growth in combination with concrete tools and methods for self-care and coping through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
A native of Augusta County, Simmons continues to make her home there with her husband and three children. She can be reached at Valley Pastoral Counseling Center by calling (540) 943-9722.