About Dr. Simon
Welcome to LIVE & LOVE WELL™. Just by searching for a therapist, or looking at my website, you've already taken the first step towards becoming your best self.
Living well and loving well go hand in hand. The cliche is said for a reason: you cannot truly love another without loving yourself first. Even if you're not there yet, I see the best version of you. I hold that version of you in my heart and integrate it into my treatment process until you're eventually seeing that version too.
I approach each client with a humbling appreciation for your vulnerability. It takes such courage to do this work; but you're stronger than you think! We will build upon these strengths as you navigate elevated wellness and discover a better you. We will explore the supportive benefits of yoga, exercise, nutrition, traditional Western medicine as well as Eastern medicine practices.
Live well. Love well. Embrace your best possible life. We're in this together. Improve your relationships. Create realistic and achievable solutions for life's challenges.
Your best self is within reach.
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 and searching 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 truly connect and 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.
DU offered high-level therapeutic training from day one. I worked in Denver's public schools, community non-profits and mental health clinics, and a college counseling center.
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 in private practice for more than ten 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 practice is only made fuller by the valued referral sources who graciously refer friends, family, colleagues, patients and loved ones. Their confidence in my work means more than words can express.
I have been married to my incredible partner for over ten years. 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.