Michael Simon, LCSW, LCADC


Online Therapy

About Me

For those of us in the LGBTQI+ community, it can be challenging to find comfort and safety in a world that is often negating—and even hostile—toward queer people. Psychotherapy can provide a new sense of hope for each of us. Current research indicates that the single greatest factor leading to successful outcomes in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. Together, we’ll create a safe, compassionate, judgment-free therapeutic space for you to breathe, reflect, and be heard. Even when the room we share is virtual, it’s a room where you can feel comfortable to explore at your own pace, cultivating a practice of self-acceptance and self-love as you move forward. When a traumatic event occurs, the brain goes into survival mode (fight or flight) and the prefrontal cortex goes offline. That’s why memories of the event may be spotty, out of order, or nonexistent, and why a traumatic event may appear not as a memory but as a cluster of symptoms. EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that allows you to process these unprocessed memories so they can be effectively stored away. Research has found that this type of therapy has been one of the most effective ways to treat trauma and relieve symptoms. EMDR can also be applied to unpleasant associations, intrusive thoughts, OCD, and other issues.

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Medicare

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