Veronica Simes,LPC, RN, NCC
The world is often full of unexpected events. Even with the best laid plans, these events can lead to personal struggles. As a counselor, I seek to provide a calm, encouraging, and non-judgmental space for individuals as they engage in the thoughtful work of addressing life’s difficulties and unforeseen changes, while pursuing meaning and purpose. I believe in the value of a holistic person-centered approach which supports each individual’s unique strengths, goals, and abilities as we partner to address their concerns together.
Background and Training
During my career working as a Registered Nurse, I had the opportunity to serve people in clinic, day surgery, and long-term care facilities. My practicum internship allowed me to work in a behavioral health hospital and a nonprofit community assistance center. I completed my LPC internship at the Wellness Center for Older Adults in Plano. Throughout these experiences , my professional training has focused on adults and older adults, grief and loss concerns, caregivers, hoarding disorder, depression, life transitions, and those struggling with health conditions.
As a person of faith, I view life as an opportunity to serve others through the struggles and share encouragement. I was led to counseling while working as a Registered Nurse. After providing comfort while patients were given a difficult health diagnosis, offering hope to families whose loved ones had life changing injuries, and reflecting on the challenges I’d overcome in my own life, I wanted to offer an additional type of support through counseling. I believe counseling can often provide opportunities to grow and feel more at peace with ourselves even when our circumstances don’t change.
Master of Science in Counseling and Development- Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Texas Woman’s University
Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing- North Harris Community College
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)