Michelli Simpson

EMDR and Mental Health Therapist

Life changed. Something happened and the way you saw the world was turned on its head. You’re anxious, depressed, irritable, you can’t sleep, you don’t trust anyone, and you feel yourself slipping away. Where you once felt safe, now you look over your shoulder. There is always a worst-case scenario in your head, and whatever happens, you never feel prepared. Stress is harder to deal with than ever now. It’s hard to get close to others. You don’t know who to trust. You feel yourself putting up walls but don’t know how to stop.

Maybe you’ve even turned to addiction to numb the pain and quiet the feelings. The people around you want you back. YOU want you back. You can feel these behaviors ultimately getting in the way of the life you want but stumbling through trying to find a way to fix them is definitely the hard way to go about change. Perhaps it is time to find some guidance.

Life after trauma doesn’t have to feel like a before and after. It takes a little bit of help, some patience with yourself, and some time, but there is life after. You can enjoy life again. Moving on after struggles takes a set of skills that most people haven’t learned- I can teach you what you need to know to move on.

Wherever you’re starting from, I can help. You and I can choose from some of the best tools out there: including EMDR, CBT, DBT, RO-DBT, and more. I’m a nationally certified online counselor, which means location won’t be a barrier. I speak both English and Portuguese and am familiar with several cultures: don’t let language, culture, or transportation stop you.

Therapeutic Work

Ms. Simpson has an in-depth knowledge with diverse cultures and customers and believes that it has been her differential on her approach with her clients. She also has extensive experience with addiction/compulsions, attachment problems, behavioral problems, cultural/racial oppression, relational difficulties, and traumas. Her experience also includes working with adults with and without developmental disability, co-occurring disorders, youth, children, and couples, family and group therapy.


MA in Counseling Psychology –Northwest University in Washington
BS in Psychology – the University of Utah in Utah
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EDMR)
Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)- CCE
National Certified Counselor (NCC) – NBCC
Certified Domestic Violence Specialist – I – (CDVS-I) – NAMA
Diploma in Chemical Dependency Professional –StoneBridge College UK – in progress

Licensure/ Certifications

Licensed Mental Health Counselor WA (LH. 60753087)
Licensed Professional Counselor AZ (LPC-18443)
National Certified Counselor (Certification Number: 806115)

Certified EMDR Therapist – EMDRIA

Board Certified Telemental Health Provider  (BC-TMH Certification number: #340)
The British Psychological Society – MBPsS # 456860
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – MBACP # 00917905

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