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

LCSW #082621 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


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 by M.E. 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 by C.A. on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 1 month

I like the flexibility in schedule

Written by M.O. on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Thank you, Nova, for guiding me towards the right path.

Written by D.O. 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 by M.I. 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 by H.U. 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 by B.O. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Nova for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Nova has really helped in taking my thoughts and learning how to express them. She is a great listener who pays attention and has made me realize certain things I didn't know were there. I always look forward to talking to her and she has made me feel very comfortable opening up.

Written by A.L. 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 by I.Z. 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 by S.A. 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 by R.A. 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 by A.L. 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 by A.N. 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 by A.N. 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!