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Simone Schultz Psychotherapy, LMHC

Simone Schultz is a licensed mental health counselor with comprehensive training and credentials in forensic psychology, clinical mental health counseling, trauma work, and addiction treatment. Her client-centered and strengths-based approach empowers clients to progress toward growth. Simone prioritizes offering a non-judgmental and supportive safe space for her clients and tailors therapy to fit individual needs. Outside of her private practice, she is a senior director of behavioral health, overseeing outpatient mental health and substance use clinics.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I believe that my personal and professional experiences not only positively shaped my personality and helped me to become a mental health professional with a sharpened empathetic sensitivity, but they also enabled me to develop a deep understanding of how to support others.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After earning my first master’s degree in forensic psychology, I decided to continue my education in clinical mental health counseling. I have always been fascinated by the complexity of human behavior and I also constantly felt the need to understand how one can aid the process of recovery and successfully guide those in need. I believe that my personal and professional experiences not only positively shaped my personality and helped me to become a mental health professional with a sharpened empathetic sensitivity, but they also enabled me to develop a deep understanding of how to support others. As one of my professors wrote in a recommendation letter, “Simone’s commitment to the wellbeing of others is what makes her a one-of-a-kind person. She knows what it is like to be down and rise back up, which affords her to possess a type of compassion that has a valuable utility in the mental health field.”
What should someone know about working with you?
I tailor treatment to individual needs. Treatment planning is a collaborative process, so I work with clients on developing their treatment goals in a way that makes the most sense to them. I also focus on developing an effective therapeutic relationship with my clients, which builds on mutual trust, respect, and includes shared decision-making. In sessions, some of the several evidence-based interventions I utilize include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, DBT-informed, and psychodynamic techniques. My ultimate goal is to assist clients in reaching their goals — when they leave therapy, I want them to do so having experienced a sense of growth and fulfillment. Additionally, I teach clients skills so that they are equipped with tools that they can utilize long after therapy.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy learning and I continue to build my skills and competencies as a clinical provider. In addition to my degrees in forensic psychology and mental health counseling, I obtained a certificate as a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor (CASAC). Moreover, I often enroll in certification courses and I always seek to add more to my areas of expertise. Additionally, I enjoy teaching others and providing clinical supervision and training to mental health counselors and social workers.
“My ultimate goal is to assist clients in reaching their goals — when they leave therapy, I want them to do so having experienced a sense of growth and fulfillment.”
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