Insight welcomes Jennifer Simms LCMHCA!
Jennifer received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University in 2022. She graduated from Greensboro College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a concentration in the Humanities. Jennifer has experience working with children, parents, and their foster placements within child protective services. Much of her mental health experience comes from working for the Behavioral Urgent Response Team (BURT) at the Alaska Native Medical Center with individuals in crisis. Post-intervention, she helped the same individuals successfully reintegrate within the community and facilitated treatment plan engagement. Jennifer also completed the internship program at Insight Professional Counseling Services, PLLC where she managed a caseload of fulltime clients in individual counseling with concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, anger, separation/divorce, trauma, motivation, questioning sexuality, self-harm, suicidal ideations, emotion regulation, and impulse control.
Jennifer strives to build relationships that empower clients to reach their goals in a manner congruent with their values. She relies on a person-centered and integrative multicultural approach that is framed from a holistic perspective and considers the interconnectedness of emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual elements. Jennifer has a passion for therapeutic lifestyle changes that foster mental (and overall) wellness such as exercise, diet, time in nature, sleep hygiene, and meditation. Jennifer’s professional orientation utilizes elements of decision counseling which capitalizes on strengths and has a large neuroscience component. Jennifer believes the way a person feels, and the emotions attached, play a large part in the decision-making process. Jennifer emphasizes identifying the problem, finding alternatives, and generating a plan of action. This not only addresses the current problem but builds resilience for future obstacles. In addition, and depending on the concerns at hand, Jennifer uses components of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and control theory methods.
Jennifer’s relationship with Christ is her number one pursuit and she feels called to help individuals overcome obstacles to restore themselves to the purpose God intended. She finds spending time in nature is one of the best ways to grow closer to Him and enjoys doing so often. She also enjoys playing sports and games with her son and family, exercising, visiting the beach and mountains, camping, hiking, reading, and making art out of ANYTHING.
Jennifer accepts BCBS, Wellcare, and self-pay. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please call our office, reach out to our intake coordinator Molly at [email protected], or email Jennifer directly at [email protected] or through her phone number: 336-740-5082.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
Joanna Warren established Insight in July 2018 in order to be a group practice as opposed to a solo practice to hire clinicians to better serve the community. Joanna has been seeing clients in Alamance County for approximately 18 years. Eight therapists have now joined Joanna, and this group of helpers is excited and ready to assist each of their clients with their empathy, experience, and clinical knowledge.
Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please visit the Insight Therapist's tab to call us for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today. In order to best serve our clients' needs, our founder, Joanna Warren, MS, LMFT, QMHP, OPT has hired employees and contract therapists.
Full time employees include: Allyson Chavis, Cari Sun, and Alisha Miller
Part-time contractors include: Virginia Bullock and Tiffany Hall
Contractors include: Emily Fogleman, Michelle Lester, Kersten Perry, March Rivera, Kristen Silver and Jennifer Simms
Clinical interns: Molly Kerns
Find us at 1205 S Main Street, Burlington NC 27215
Referring Providers and Potential Clients: We are so thankful for our referrals! Please note that a referral to Insight by your provider does not guarantee scheduled counseling sessions. If we are unable to assist, we will provide more resources and referrals. Thank you for understanding!