Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in Salem, MA

William Simmons, LICSW

William Simmons, LICSW | Clinical Social Worker / Therapist photo
Therapy/Counseling and Consultation For Adults and Couples
Starting therapy can often be daunting, so please don't hesitate to reach out to discuss your needs and goals for treatment in a safe environment. I continue to offer a client-focused, personalized approach to therapy utilizing various cognitive and psychodynamic modalities. This may mean addressing early life influence on your current daily function, or specific goals for your relationships with yourself, loved ones, and the world around you. Whether it is solution focus for a specific need, or healing, personal growth, and exploration- positive change is possible and within reach.
The client defines both the work and its pace. As a colleague once said, "My job is to put myself out of a job". As such, it is my goal to aid clients in building a strong critical toolbox that can be taken into the world, allowing healing, personal improvement and exploration, emotional regulation, and thus better relationships with self and others.
Tele-therapy is available to clients across the Northshore and statewide, so contact me to discuss your options.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Loneliness
 Addiction  Marriage Counseling
 Anger Management  Men's Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 College Students  Online / Teletherapy
 Couples  Psychoanalysis
 Depression  Relationship Issues
 Domestic Violence  Self-Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
I am an LICSW independently licensed in Massachusetts, with more than ten years experience in therapy and counseling. Initial graduate training to include but not limited to:

Intern 2012-2013 Edith Nourse Rogers VAMC-Suicide Prevention Team-Bedford, MA

Completed daily assessments and safety planning with veterans on the locked inpatient unit, working to determine if high-risk flagging for SDV (self-directed violence) is warranted. Provided weekly psychotherapy for veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidality, and other mental health issues in both ongoing outpatient and 90 day dual diagnosis formats. Managed emerging crises and needs in caseload of high-risk flagged outpatient veterans. Completion of full assessments for veterans presenting to the VA walk-in clinic. IRB approved VA exploratory project.

Intern 2012 Mass. Mental DBT Partial for Suicide-Boston, MA

Led and co-led up to four daily groups for clients living and struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Modalities centered on DBT curriculum including consultation group, as well as SMART recovery, Anger Management, and Meta-Cognitive Therapy. Provided weekly individual psychotherapy to clients in support of DBT curriculum. Responsible for restructuring of agency anger management curriculum including production of attendant interim practice manual.
Payments Accepted
Venmo, cash, check
License:119544 (LICSW, Massachusetts)