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Dr. David Simonsen


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I am a licensed Marriage & Family therapist with a Ph.D. in Psychology. I work primarily with teens and families on a weekly basis. You will get the straight truth. I will not pull punches.

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I have been working daily with teens and families for the last 10 years.




M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy; Ph.D. Psychology

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2016-09-05 Sibling rivalry:

HI Elsa,  My initial thought on this is that your daughter needs more than a talking to. There need to be more serious action rather than conversations about getting along. Without being able to see how

2016-09-05 Raise interest into parents totally lacking it:

Thanks for reaching out. I think at some point you have to let go and invest in the people around you that actually want to be really involved in your life. Some parents are not interested in others, because

2016-08-15 relationship:

Debra,  What kind of partner is unwilling to not drink for a period of time when asked by someone they supposedly care about. It makes me wonder if your partner also has a drinking issue. One sign of an

2016-06-22 grandson problems:

Joanne,  While I think the supernatural exists, I also know that science exists. There is physically no way to determine if this reincarnation thing is true. Spending that amount to find out something

2016-04-05 Family issue:

David,  I assume he lives with you? I think at some point you need to have some clear boundaries with him. If he doesn't follow through on things then tough love is in order. This would mean he or you


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