Dr. Simpson is a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in individual, couples, group and family therapy. She holds certifications in multiple modalities and is certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Certifications include: Imago Relationship Therapist (www.Imago.com); Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy(www.pryt.com); LifeForce Yoga Practitioner-2/Mentor www.yogafordepression.com; Certified Practitioner of Coherence Therapy www.coherencetherapy.org and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (E-RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance. Additionally she maintains a Board Certification as a Professional Christian Counselor and works with clients of all faiths. She is a popular speaker and yoga teacher often sought out for her unique perspective on therapy and spirituality.
Dr. Simpson is also one of the primary international investigators for evaluating the efficacy of Encounter-centered Couples Therapy. She maintains a private practice in Manassas, Virginia
Dr. Simpson has over 36 years experience as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of clinical setting. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in 1986. Dr. Simpson graduated in 2004 from Capella University with a PhD in Family Psychology. She is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are relationships, grief, trauma and eating disorders. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors www.aacn.org , the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Mid-Atlantic Imago Therapist (MAIT) www.imagoma.org and the Yoga Alliance. She has served on the board for the MAIT organization as the Secretary. Dr. Simpson completed the international three-year Master Class for Encounter-centered Couples Therapy developed by Hedy Schleifer www.HedyYumi.com She is trained in a variety of modalities to include Yoga Therapy, LifeForce Yoga ®, Imago, Encounter-centered Couples Therapy, EMDR and Coherence Therapy.
Dr. Simpson is an interactive, dynamic therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized faith-consistent approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving.