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Meredith Simmons

Master's Level Intern

Meredith Simmons, BS

Meredith Simmon - Master’s Level Intern at WholeHeart Psychotherapy in Atlanta GA

Meredith Simmons is a pre-licensed professional and Master’s level intern. Using an integrative systems approach to therapy, Meredith utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Experiential Therapy to work with couples and individuals. EFT is an evidenced-based practice that views emotion as a compass. Emotions motivate us to action: fight, flight, or freeze responses. As individuals, couples, and families understand
their emotional patterns, they can diffuse negative cycles that block connection. Experiential Therapy asserts that clients have all of the internal resources they need to
cope successfully with challenges in life and helps clients gain access to these resources. Meredith believes her clients are all capable of change and are doing the best they possibly can with their circumstances. It is her privilege to walk alongside clients as they bravely choose to grow and move towards wholeness. Meredith enjoys helping individuals built self-esteem, assist with identity development, as well as manage stress and anxiety
in their daily lives. Meredith is a certified facilitator of PREPARE ENRICH, a premarital and marriage assessment tool that uses evidenced-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships. Meredith has a special interest working with premarital couples to promote
curiosity, growth, and awareness that helps build a strong foundation before marriage. In 6-8 sessions, couples take an initial assessment that primes relevant and revealing discussion as well as identifying strength and growth areas. Meredith provides feedback to the couple and tailors therapy to their designated areas of growth. She also provides couples with relationship skills such as: communication and conflict resolution, closeness and flexibility, personal compatibility, and stress management. Meredith also encourages
couples to return to therapy before transitioning to parenthood for “pre-parental therapy.” Meredith received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Washington and Lee University in 2005 and is currently working toward a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercer University, School of Medicine. Meredith works under the direct supervision of Erika Pluhar, PhD, EdS, LMFT, LPC, CST-S and provides therapy
on an income-based sliding scale to meet the needs of her clients.

Pronouns | she, her, hers

When Meredith is not driving her kids to soccer or baseball practice, she might be running with her husband, chatting with friends in coffee shops, or watching the latest binge-worthy TV show on Netflix. She loves musicals, a good novel, and belly-laughing with her hilarious four children.

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Meredith Simmons, BS​ - Masters Level Intern at WholeHeart Psychotherapy

Master's Level Intern

Meredith Simmons, BS

Meredith Simmons is a pre-licensed professional and Master’s level intern. Using an integrative systems approach to therapy, Meredith utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Experiential Therapy. EFT is an evidenced-based practice that views emotion as a compass. Emotions motivate us to action: fight, flight, or freeze responses. As individuals, couples, and families understand their emotional patterns, they can diffuse negative cycles that block connection.

Experiential Therapy asserts that clients have all of the internal resources they need to cope successfully with challenges in life and helps clients gain access to these resources. Meredith believes her clients are all capable of change and are doing the best they possibly can with their circumstances. It is her privilege to walk alongside clients as they bravely choose to grow and move towards wholeness.

Meredith enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and young adults. Meredith brings a spirit of curiosity into each session and strives to create a space of belonging for her clients. She has a special interest in couples’ transition to parenthood, building self-esteem, assisting with identity development, and attending to relational repair.

Meredith received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Washington and Lee University and is currently working toward a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercer University, School of Medicine. Meredith works under the direct supervision of Erika Pluhar, PhD, EdS, LMFT, LPC, CST-S and provides therapy on an income-based sliding scale to meet the needs of her clients.

Pronouns | she, her, hers

When Meredith is not driving her kids to soccer or baseball practice, she might be running with her husband, chatting with friends in coffee shops, or watching the latest binge-worthy TV show on Netflix. She loves musicals, a good novel, and belly-laughing with her hilarious four children.

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Whole Heart Psychotherapy is an incredible practice of knowledgeable, compassionate, and ethical clinicians. As a therapist myself, it is important to establish relationships with other groups for networking, consultation, and collaborative purposes. I truly appreciate that I can trust the clinicians of Whole Heart to provide effective treatment to clients that I refer to their services. I also am grateful for the professional consultation and collaboration that is provided when working with shared cases or when seeking feedback. Whole Heart and its staff are always on my list of providers for outside referrals.
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As a therapist, I feel very fortunate to have WholeHeart Psychotherapy as a resource. I have never once hesitated to refer to the practice, and have heard nothing but positive feedback from those I have referred. I have personally participated in professional consultation and DBT groups at Wholeheart over the the years, and can't speak highly enough of the experience.
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