About Dr. Simon

My journey to psychology began in the business world.  I graduated from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and worked as a strategic change management consultant in Chicago.  This opportunity was invaluable, but life was calling me elsewhere.

I transitioned into the non-profit world, and was tasked with  helping political asylees and refugees find their first employment in the United States.  I was humbled by my client's drive, grace and perseverance in the aftermath of fleeing war-torn countries in search for a new life in America. 

I knew I had so much more to learn.  I needed to understand the theories, dynamics, history and foundations of psychology to better help people. Thus began a six-year process of more undergraduate learning, numerous internships, and an intensive doctoral program at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Dr Rae Sandler Simon, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  Vail, Colorado.  Individual and Couple's Therapy.  Relationship and Marriage Counseling.

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD), and honed in on my passion for teaching and fostering intimate emotional connections.  I opened my private practice, aptly named Live & Love Well , and focused on couples and adult wellness.  I love being both an entrepreneur and working intensively with relationships and individual wellness.  I'm blessed that life has led me to this place.  I have been deeply impacted by my clients from all parts of the world; from a multitude of ethnic, religious and community affiliations, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, and economic, social and relationship statuses. 

I've been practicing for over 15 years`.  I'm humbled by the beauty and strength of the clients who've invited me on this journey of positive change and into their lives.  This is an honor that I never take for granted.  My work is only made fuller by the valued referral sources who graciously refer friends, family, colleagues, patients and loved ones.  Their confidence in my practice means everything to me.  

I have been married to my incredible partner for over a decade.  We ski as much as the snow gods allow, play with our two young children, explore the mountains of Colorado, and travel the world together.  I am a Denver native and an avid yogi.  I love to experience the Denver restaurant scene, hike, attend art exhibits and performances, and spend time with my puppy.  (Yes, that's me!  Enjoying a day off in my favorite place).


You will most likely meet Prima, my hypo-allergenic, blonde Havanese.  She is an Emotional Support Services dog, who helps make clients comfortable, happy, and is the best for lifting even the heaviest of hearts.