Lori Simms, Ph.D.
About Lori Simms
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher in Tennessee. I specialize in working with women experiencing anxiety and I use a combination of talk therapy and mind-body strategies such as yoga and meditation to treat anxiety.
My therapeutic approach draws on a newer cognitive behavioral therapy, called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a mindfulness-based behavioral therapy with empirical support for a range of conditions. We will use mindfulness, self-compassion, and acceptance to help you live your best life.
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of North Texas and have a master's degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman's University. My pre-doctoral training was completed at Vanderbilt University and the Nashville and Murfreesboro VA hospitals. I completed my postdoctoral residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Clinical Psychology.
I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and a Level I iRest® Teacher, which is a form of yoga nidra or meditation.
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Sleep or Insomnia, Women’s Issues
Age Group FocusAdults
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
IssuesAnxiety, Introversion, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Women’s Issues