Dory Simonsen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Raleigh, NC | Telehealth


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About Dory Simonsen, LCSW

Dory believes that everyone deserves to live a beautiful life in an emotionally healthy way. She became a therapist because she has a life-fulfilling desire to see others succeed and decided that mindcare would be the fastest way to connect with people in need. She treats each of her patients on a holistic, case-by-case basis, focusing on working collaboratively to highlight their natural strengths and tend to their specific needs. She holds a high standard for herself in her work, prioritizing ethics and advocacy, and she encourages others to do the same. With a genuine and nonjudgmental demeanor, Ms. Simonsen hopes to empower and guide patients to thrive in life. Utilizing clinically proven, evidenced-based methods such as cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques, mindfulness-based stress reduction and collaborative therapy she shows patients that they can create the life that they have always envisioned for themselves.

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
– Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC
– Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the Social Work Certification and Licensure Board in Asheboro, NC

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender-affirming mental health care
  • Group therapy
  • Mental health consultation/Evaluation
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Behavioral Health Systems NC
  • EHN Multistate NC

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May 26, 2022

High level of trust


October 21, 2021

Dory was able to take a very traumatic experience I m a part of and give me some great coping skills.


September 1, 2021

When I am done explaining my circumstances, she offers great advice and encouragement.


July 13, 2021

Dory is an amazing therapist. Her approach is direct but extremely compassionate. She utilizes CBT approach in group which is helpful for me. She is thorough and explains everything. She welcomes questions. Dory offers support in unconditional positive regard as well as a nonjudgmental manner. Her lessons have helped me immensely


March 26, 2021

Dory helped me understand that things were not the way they should be. She is awesome and I look forward to our future meetings!


March 26, 2021

I love my therapist. We have a really good connection and she has really helped me so far!


March 11, 2021

Dory has been fantastic at helping get past some obsessive worry.


February 26, 2021

I was matched up really well with my therapist. Scheduling is very easy. I enjoy my therapist. She has helped me quite a bit.


February 10, 2021

I love my baby's psychiatrist and Dory, the social worker.


February 10, 2021

Each session is productive, thought-provoking, and impactful. Dory is kind, compassionate, offers positive feedback, and is very easy to talk to. I am fully confident that this is the exact place I should be to get the help I need.


January 26, 2021

Y all, Dory is the best !


January 21, 2021

I enjoy her listening to me.


January 12, 2021

Dory has been extremely personable and professional. I have grown ugh with her help and assistance.


November 10, 2020

She has helped me move forward in many ways and to see things from a perspective outside my (oftentimes negative) self-talk!


November 3, 2020

She is very understanding, listens well, empathetic to the individual, and have extremely good advice and helps you to understand your own feelings and emotions


November 2, 2020

Dory went beyond usual care to help us with my brother


July 28, 2020

It was a relaxing experience.


July 27, 2020

Great. Dory is fantastic, signing up and logging on was a breeze. Froze once during session for less than 30 seconds, aside from that it was easy and functional.