Bethany Simmons

Dr. Bethany Simmons

Dr. Bethany Simmons

Secretary

bsimmons@lamft.org

Bethany Simmons is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. Bethany received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University in 2003. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Bethany is employed with the University of Louisiana at Monroe as the Director of Juvenile Drug Court and Clinical Services, supervising therapeutic services provided by Juvenile Drug Court therapist interns, overseeing clinical operations at the ULM Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, supervising master’s and doctoral student interns, and instructing courses.

Currently, Bethany serves LAMFT as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee and the Editor-in-Chief of the LAMFT Monitor, in addition to her duties as Secretary. Her interests include Marriage and Family Therapy theory as it relates to practice, the use of self and human connection in therapy, utilizing a resource-oriented/strength-based approach with people in crisis, and increasing the acceptance and visibility of the Marriage and Family Therapy profession as a mental health modality. Bethany has a passion for a systemic perspective and the Marriage and Family Therapy field.