Arrie Simpson, MBA, LPC, NCC, ASAT, Brainspotting Therapist
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.– 1 Corinthians 13:13
Life can throw many things our way that challenge our sense of identity, peace, security, and stability. Nevertheless, I believe that with support and empowerment, individuals can live fulfilling and healthy lives. I understand the importance of creating a safe space for clients to be vulnerable and open. I am here to provide that safe space and walk with clients as they journey through healing processes as well as through life transitions.
My Educational Background
I have a Master of Arts in Counselor Education with the specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Alabama. I have an MBA from Ashford University. I have a BS in Exercise Science from the University of North Alabama.
I specialize in helping clients with sexual addictions including porn addiction with an emphasis on supporting the Adult Children of Addicts.
I also have experience working with clients around the following areas:
- Chronic Mental Illnesses
- Alcohol and Drug Addictions
- Relational issues (domestic abuse, infidelity, etc.)
- Marital Counseling
- Shame Resilience
- Personal Growth
I use a holistic approach. This means I work to treat the symptoms of what brings a person in the door to see me. However, I do not stop there. I also take a deeper look into what the heart of the underlying causes for the symptoms may be. Consider it an iceberg approach. Your symptoms are the top of the iceberg, or better stated, what is showing up in your life. The deeper work is everything under the water that you do not see.
I teach coping techniques to help clients better manage their everyday lives.
I also use brainspotting to help clients that feel stuck in an area, or maybe talking about their trauma is too difficult to get through.
“Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.”— Janelle Monae