Debby Simmons, Phd in Health Psychology and LMFT

Debby Simmons, Phd in Health Psychology and LMFT

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Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFC30119
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Burlingame, California 94010

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My Approach to Helping

I am the Clinical Director and owner of Primrose Healing and Wellness. Primrose Healing and Wellness is a center that takes a holistic approach to healing. It is a center staffed with trained and experienced professionals who share a common belief that every individual is unique and treatment for every person needs to take into account every aspect of an individual’s life. Treatment and healing happen when we know the whole person. Each person works with the practitioner that will meet their very unique set of needs.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Health Psychology. I am an educator and health coach as well as a therapist, which is a strength I bring into my work with my clients. I have learned that over the years there is no one specific way to treat people. It is important to reach people where they are. I take a multi-dimensional and holistic approach to therapy that is based in sound clinical interventions. I want to incorporate all aspects of a person’s life; physical, psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual into treatment when appropriate.

I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat a variety of conditions ranging from depression, anxiety substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma issues to couples and family work. I begin working with clients by doing an extensive intake and assessment that helps me to identify what it is you want from treatment. After the assessment process, we set goals that you want to achieve in therapy. It is important to me that you are an active participant in your treatment plan. My style is very interactive. I am a participant in this process with you.

I really look forward to hearing from you.

More Info About My Practice

Primrose also provides and intensive program which is different from any other.

What is an intensive program?

An intensive treatment program is a way to jumpstart treatment. People can accomplish in 30 days what would otherwise take 30 weeks of treatment. One of the most cited benefits of an intensive treatment program is that the client can use new tools and things they are learning immediately in their day to day lives.

Other Reasons why intensive treatment works:

Increased duration of treatment has been shown to lead to better recovery outcomes.

The flexibility of scheduling is meant to work with individual needs.

There is Quick Relief of acute symptoms.

Clients can continue going to work or to school if they choose.

Daily accountability and access to therapists

Daily crisis intervention as necessary

Practice of new skills daily and application of skills in the real world each day.

Working with relapse prevention early on and recognizing red flags early.

Less expensive the residential treatment or inpatient services.

What Makes Primrose’s Intensive Program different than others?

Most intensive programs are group-based programs and not everyone is comfortable with group therapy. Primrose’s program is individually based. Therapy is all individual and unique.

Most treatment programs have a prescribed treatment plan that is used with all clients. At Primrose we design a unique treatment plan for each individual. There is not one size that fits all. Everyone has individual needs, and we collaborate with clients to create plans that will best assist them in their recovery.

Not all treatment programs have a variety of alternative and adjunctive therapies that are part of their programs. Primrose has several adjunctive therapies that are included in everyone’s program. These therapies include Energy and Body work, Mindfulness, Meditation, Nutritional Counseling, Yoga and Art Therapy. These are incorporated to meet the needs of each individual.

Most treatment plans send clients home, and they need to find a new therapist for aftercare. At Primrose we have a step-down program. After the 30-day intensive program we drop clients down to the number of days that is appropriate for them. We keep them connected to the alternative therapies that worked best for their recovery. We will continue to be there for as long as they need treatment. We support our clients as long as they need our support.

Who can benefit from our intensive program?

The intensive program at Primrose Healing and Wellness is a unique, individualized program for people struggling with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and complicated grief.

The program is designed in a way that clients come in for a therapy session 5 days a week, working with different therapists, on different components of a holistic treatment. Clients receive several types of psychotherapy, a day of energy body work, mindfulness, meditation, and trauma informed yogamovement. Every session is specifically catered to the individual’s unique needs.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Our focus is working with people who are looking for a holistic approach to wellness.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Inadequacy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Authentic Movement
  • Breathwork
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Yoga Therapy

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