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Faded Sandpaper

Online EMDR Therapy for Adults in California

Inner Self Therapy by Ann Simonds LMFT

Hi, I'm Ann Simonds. I'm a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California (112200) who works with adults who are living with anxiety and trauma.

Being a therapist is an honor and privilege. I am excited to guide clients in meeting their inner strength and seeing them realize the possibilities in their lives. The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is seeing when clients realize that they are meeting their own goals and are ready for the next chapter in their life when therapy ends.

Calm Lake

My approach

I consider myself a life-long learner, and I strive to use a beginners mind approach.  How this applies to therapy is that I believe that every person is unique, and each client is the expert on themselves. The therapy approaches that resonate with me are the ones that believe that the person, the individual have the power within themselves to heal. Therapy serves as a guide that can help with the tools that shape growth and strength in order to enact the changes you want. I strive not to be the pushy expert but prefer to act as a facilitator to your healing process.

Trainings Attended That Inform My Therapy Approach (Partial List):
  • EMDRIA accredited Basic Training I & II in 2019

  • EMDR 2.0

  • Flash Technique and Advanced Flash Technique with Dr. Philip Manfield

  • Flash Technique with Ricky Greenwald

  • The Utilization of EMDR with Complex Trauma- Roger Solomon

  • An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy Structural Dissociation, and EMDR Therapy By Farnsworth Lobenstine

  • Reclaiming Authentic Self and Healthy Attachments: EMDR and Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapy for Adults-Ann Potter and Deb Wesselmann

  • UNLEASH YOUR EMDR Parts 1 & 2 :Working with Intergenerational
    Trauma, PARTS AND DREAMS- Mark Brayne EMDR Focus

  • Ego States Therapy Foundations I and II -Ego States Therapy North America (ESTNA) approved training- Wendy Lemke

  • Fundamentals Clinical Hypnosis I  and II -American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) approved training - Wendy Lemke

  • ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders- Russ Harris

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