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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 24 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 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.



"Jenny, I just wanted to say that meeting you has been my biggest blessing and I say that wholeheartedly. I am so grateful that the universe sent me you. I don’t know where I would be without your help and support. It has been a huge honor and privilege to work with someone as amazing as you. Thank you for seeing me for who I am. Thank you for listening. Thank you for allowing me to see my light."  JR



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 23 years of experience.

Education is a cornerstone of this company. I believe that a deeper self-awareness is sparked by exploration, curiosity, and learning. 
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.

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