Lane Simmons, CEO - LMFT, CCTP-II, NADD-CC, RYT-500

Welcome to our community! I’m Lane Simmons, the heart and soul behind our center’s mission to bring healing and understanding to everyone touched by trauma. As the CEO and a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, I’ve dedicated my life to learning and sharing the most effective and compassionate ways to support healing and resilience.

My journey in trauma-informed care is deeply personal and professional. As a mother, teacher, clinician, and leader, I am passionately committed to dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health and fostering well-being in all aspects of life. My approach is shaped by a rich tapestry of experiences, from hands-on clinical work to guiding and mentoring teams dedicated to making a real difference.

At the heart of my work is a belief in the power of connection and understanding. Whether it’s through direct therapy, teaching, or leading our incredible team, my focus is always on creating spaces where growth, healing, and transformation can flourish. I bring a unique blend of lived experience, rigorous training, and a deep commitment to culturally competent care.

My extensive background allows me to wear many hats effectively – as a therapist, an administrative supervisor, a consultant, and a mediator. I’ve had the privilege of working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, from law enforcement and educators to healthcare professionals and families, ensuring that our approaches to care are inclusive, effective, and sustainable.

My qualifications include a range of certifications and training that I use to guide both my practice and our center’s direction. These include being a Licensed Marriage, Child, and Family Therapist, a Certified Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapist, and a practitioner of various therapeutic modalities like EMDR, DBT, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I’m also a proud member of the Global Cohort in Transparent Communication and a Registered Yoga Therapist and Teacher, blending traditional therapeutic approaches with innovative, body-centered techniques.

Every day, I am inspired by the resilience and courage of those we serve. Together, we’re working towards a world where trauma-informed care is not just an approach but a fundamental part of how we support each other. Thank you for being here, and I look forward to walking this path of healing and growth with you.

Lane’s competencies and clinical certifications include:

  • Licensed Marriage, Child and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Certified Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapist (ISTT)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – Level II (CCTP-II)
  • Member, Global Cohort in Transparent Communication (Thomas Hubl’s Practice Group Leader Training)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Adapted Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for complex Mental Health/Intellectual &/or Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • National Association for Developmental Disabilities, Clinical Certification (NADD-CC)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed EMDR
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Healing Trauma with Sensorimotor Art Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Crisis First Responder
  • Seeking Safety Program Facilitator
  • Prime for Life Addiction Treatment and Prevention Facilitator
  • Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Regulation Skills Training and adapted DBT for neurodivergent population
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Family Centered Training (FCT)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Registered Yoga Therapist and Teacher (RYT 500)
  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
  • Doctoral Student, Somatic Psychology, Meridian University

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