About me

Title: Teacher of Positive Thought and Healthy Coping, Mental Health Activist, and Ambitious Counseling Entrepreneur

Description: Words are very powerful, and the way we think about life and the events of the day are crucial to our well-being. Everything starts from inside the brain. With the right thought process and the proper skills to cope when life gets tough, big changes can happen. This is the foundation of my career and what I teach to my clients. From my work with trauma victims to assisting new moms who are struggling with their recent life transition, I have learned the solution to achieving a happy life starts from within.

I am currently working on plans to open a school for children who are victims of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and continue to operate a private mental health practice. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, antisocial personality disorders, addiction, behavior issues with young teens, intimate partner violence, self-esteem issues, teen violence, trauma, perinatal mood disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I frequently assist parents on the management of their teens struggles. I use a variety of approaches to help clients based on their personal needs, including Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP), CBT, motivational interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I work with individuals, couples, and families in an outpatient setting. In addition to providing counseling services, I also help clients by promoting growth, independence, and integration into the community.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NY LCSW 082621


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nova Simister. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Nova for 1 month

She’s amazing! I really recommended her
Thank you

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Nova for 1 month

It was a good session

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Nova for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have had my first meeting with Nova and felt very comfortable and feel optimistic about developing a good working relationship to help me discover myself and create strategies to get me coping better.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Really helpful, understanding and accommodating

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It was a pleasure working with Nova. She offered insight that helped navigate through one of my most difficult times. I highly recommend her.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Nova was immediately very warm, understanding and able to pinpoint the issues I was struggling with. She’s since been emotionally & intellectually supportive in sessions as well as regularly sending inspiration and advice out of session. Which, in a short space of time, has already lead improvements in my mood & outlook. I very much look forward to continued progress! Thank you.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Awesome therapist. Great listener. Very relatable. She is great at helping me sort out my many thoughts. I always leave a session feeling better than what I did when the session started.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Nova is a great listener, she is always cordial and gives amazing feedback. She's very attentive and does great exercises that makes me reflect on many things about myself. I value my time with her greatly.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

A very wonderful journey I embarked on with Nova. She’s a great listener and teacher, full of wisdom but not only that, was able to help me unpack my past traumas with so much patience and care. My therapy journey was a success and has come to an end but I will definitely aim to have quarterly check ins where possible :)

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd

I have just started with Nova, and I come away with every session feeling truly supported, heard, and with the tools I need to start my healing journey. I can’t be more grateful.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I love Nova’s approach and her style of helping me with the challenges I have in my life. She always gives me a clear understanding of why I would feel the way I feel and also throws in suggestions if needed in how to overcome such challenges.

Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Very knowledgeable and insightful

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nova is amazing. Nove is so good at helping me to see another side to everything and sort my thoughts. I have learnt has techniques that I will continue to take forward in life to help me process things better. Thank you so much Nova

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Nova Simister is an excellent therapist

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Thank you, Nova. You've shined a light on areas of my life to make myself feel and understand this world.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Nova has been so great with helping me identify my needs and teaching me how to achieve my mental and emotional health goals. I always looked forward to our sessions because I never felt judged and she is always encouraging me to continue doing the work. I believe that Nova has been a massive positive impact in my life and she has shifted my life for the better. I will always be grateful for my time with Nova and I will carry these lessons with me for life.

Thank you for your time and your efforts, Nova. I appreciate you so much.

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

I had the pleasure of working with Nova for several weeks to work through some deeply rooted social anxiety issues. She was always kind, open, and relatable. Nova has taught me many skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I highly recommend her to anyone searching for tools and techniques that can help them approach difficult situations and navigate unhealthy thought processes more confidently.

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 1 month

I like the flexibility in schedule

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Nova is a very good listener, she understands what you share with her and pays attention to details. She is good at finding the root cause of the problems that come up in my life. I can highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties

She has a soft approach. She listening and is non judge mental

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Nova has been an amazing therapist and helping me talk through my situation without feeling any sort of judgement. I was very comfortable with talking to her from the first live session and was actually excited before each talk. She’s been an amazing help, I’d recommend her with full trust!

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She helps me find attainable goals that help reduce my anxiety. The examples she gives are easy to understand and help me see what I’m experiencing in a new way.

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Nova really knows detangle what you have stuck in your head and don’t know how to go about it. She makes me feel comfortable in sharing all my experiences to help me get back on my feet. I’m loving my experience so far.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

She understood me, encouraged me and gave me good options to help me achieve my objectives.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ms Nova is an incredible therapist has changed my whole out look on mental health and better understanding of myself

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Nova has been incredible so far and I feel like we’ve known each other all along! She just gets me. I would recommend her to anybody who has past childhood trauma, she knows just what to say to put everything into perspective and help you learn how to handle your emotions. Thank you Nova!

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Love working with Nova. She’s deeply insightful, asks great questions, and helps me ask myself good questions. I feel confident in her expertise and love her energy.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have had numerous therapist and none really understood me or really felt connected with them Nova understands me and my needs. She is brilliant and just has an amazing way of helping you learn about your self and dives into the root not just a temporary fix!

Work with me!