Hugh Simmons LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Austin, Texas, 78759

Hugh Simmons

LCSW

Hugh Simmons

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 57619
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

4131 Spicewood Springs Road
N5
Austin, Texas 78759

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My Approach to Helping

I celebrate diversity, which means I welcome you and relationships and families of every kind. I offer a safe place for you to talk (at your own pace) about challenges that may feel impossible to discuss anywhere else. If you're having a hard time, you do not need to be alone. I offer weekend hours and work with individuals, relationships, families, and groups.

I am a post-masters trained, licensed clinical social worker (originally from NYC) with twenty years of private practice experience supporting pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

If you would like to learn more about me, please feel free to visit my website via the link on this profile. I am happy to answer questions.

More Info About My Practice

If you're new to therapy you may be wondering what you're signing up for. Individual psychotherapy with me will be as short or long-term as you wish and is always under the control of you the client. In my work, I start from a fairly psychoanalytic stance but will include Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Gestalt approaches too. My office is a confidential, non-judging environment in which you will feel heard and an equal partner in sessions. We will talk safely about whatever is feeling important to you, exploring your life as it truly is in order to make the kind of real and lasting life changes that you want.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Focus areas in my practice include relationship difficulties, loss, life-changes, interpersonal challenges, professional support, LGBTQ+/queer concerns, divorce support, pre-teen and adolescent challenges, anxiety, depression and more.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

There are many good therapists in Austin so if you're feeling nervous about finding the right person, don't worry. There will be lots of good options. As you think about who to work with pay attention to the therapist's focus areas and experience. But be sure to pay attention to your own feelings about a potential therapist too. Ask yourself if the therapist you're thinking about seems like someone you would feel comfortable with. You don't have to justify the answer. If you do you do. If you don't you don't. Pick someone who you think you might like to work with who also has experience with the challenges you want to bring to therapy. Then meet with the therapist for a consultation. You can meet with several therapists for consultations and pick the one who you feel is the best fit. Therapists as a rule support people doing this so don't worry about hurting anyone's feelings. This is an important choice for you and therapists really want you to find the person who you think will be the most helpful, even if it isn't them! Good luck to you in your search.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
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