About Nicola Simmersbach, PsyD LMFT LPCC

Coping with Overwhelm

Coping with Overwhelm

Ever wondered if there is a better way to cope with change?  Has change come into your life? Here are a few strategies that might be helpful. … [Read more...]

Adapting to Change

Adapting to Change

Change isn't everyone’s favorite word. It reeks of discomfort and imposition. Many people tell me they dread changes or feel they have had too much change in recent months and years. Often, the search for strategies to keep things the same also serves to keep people stuck. How can we get beyond this? A favorite yoga teacher of mine used to tell me, whenever things moved very quickly: ADAPT.  “ … [Read more...]

How to Ground Yourself

How to Ground Yourself

The Age Old Question: How to Ground Yourself Last week someone asked me a great question: what is grounding and how do I do it? Answer: while grounding can have many meanings, in counseling it generally means a return to your emotional home base and a general calming of your mind. There are many ways to achieve this. For some people it helps to find a quiet spot and just to sit, feeling the … [Read more...]

What is Emotion Focused Therapy

What is Emotion Focused Therapy

Dr. Nicola explains more about the type of therapy known as EFT or Emotion Focused Therapy. She says this is a popular form of therapy with a high success rate for couples in counseling. Learn more about Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in this video.     EFT is being used with many different kinds of couples in private practice, university training centers and hospital clinics and … [Read more...]