Jenny Simon, MC, LPC, PhD

Therapist, Author, Mental Health Educator, Public Speaker

Since 2000, I have been fortunate to help people who have had bad childhoods feel better and silence their inner critic. 

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This technique has been described as the most cost-effective treatment for trauma.

People who haven't enjoyed traditional talk therapy have found success with EMDR as a way to get freedom from their past.

Working in higher education for 21 years, I hold a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Transformative Learning and Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am the author of an award-winning book called, Do I Need a Therapist? A Consumer's Guide to Navigating Mental Health Services. I enjoy public speaking at the university, and I have consulted for TV segments and magazine articles about stress.

I have previously served as the College Chair and Clinical Director for an acclaimed CACREP University, where I supervised students for their Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.



"I have perspective on what happened when I was eight years old and I feel so much better that it was not my fault and I did fight. Knowing this,


I can deal with what is in my life right now.


The thought of going to therapy was scary. Jenny was not afraid to hear the details of my worst day. She brought me energy, joy, and humor. I never thought I could laugh while doing trauma work. Jenny was an awesome help to me.


I have a lot of love and appreciation for our time together." 





Rethinking Therapy was born in 2013 with a vision to reduce suffering through education, insight, and self-awareness.

Why do most people contact me?

People reach out when traditional talk therapy hasn't worked; when they are in distress or confused, when relationships fail, when they feel out of control, or when they see repeating patterns.
I provide perspective and expertise. I answer mental health questions to help them make informed decisions and become better consumers. 


What do I stand for?

Education, empowerment, rethinking the mental health field, providing insider information, and serving as a guide.


What do I stand against?

Dogma, incompetence, misinformation, and power imbalances

People who contact me leave feeling informed with a more in-depth understanding of themselves and the system.​

Core Values




Authenticity is being trustworthy and consistent. I aim to be true to myself, my theory, and to others. My work is rooted in my unique perspective and over 21 years of experience.

Education is a cornerstone of this company. I believe that a deeper self-awareness is sparked by exploration, open-mindedness, learning, and discovery. 
Competency and integrity, I would never ask someone to do something that I have never done. I live what I teach, I honor my training, and I will not work outside of my expertise. I offer services that are based on research and honesty.