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Porcha Simmons Resident

Clinically Supervised

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Under Clinical Supervision

Porcha Simmons, Resident, 123 is practicing under the supervision of Katrice Hollins (Georgia, LCSW, CSW006085) at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a young African American woman raised by traditional, older grandparents, I understand the stressors of trying to find yourself while staying true and respectful to those that came before you.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Porcha Simmons is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with years of mental health counseling experience. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents and young adults navigate life s stresses including school and transitioning into young adulthood. Porcha specializes in child and adolescent therapy, adjustment struggles, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem-related problems, and relationship issues (romantic, peer, or familial). Porcha completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Piedmont College and earned his Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Georgia. She utilizes talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive and art therapies (ET, ART), and play therapy (PT) techniques. Porcha understands how hard it is to open up to someone new and knows what a big step it is to be willing to receive therapy. This understanding helps her create a pace based on each individual client to help them become comfortable with the process. Porcha believes in developing rapport with clients to create safe, comfortable spaces and nonjudgmental environments. She also believes in meeting the client where they are and allowing the client to lead the session. Porcha is confident in her ability to support you and help empower you to grow through whatever you're going through. She hopes you reach out to schedule a session to begin working together as a team.





General Expertise





In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Master of Social Work, University of Georgia

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens, Athens, GA

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcha Simmons, Resident

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Porcha Simmons, Resident, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Porcha Simmons accepting new clients?

Yes, Porcha Simmons is accepting new clients for online therapy in and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens, 644 N Chase St Suite 104, Athens, GA, 30606.

Does Porcha Simmons accept insurance?

Yes, Porcha Simmons accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Porcha Simmons offer?

Porcha Simmons offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Porcha Simmons offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Porcha Simmons offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens, 644 N Chase St Suite 104, Athens, GA, 30606.

Does Porcha Simmons offer online therapy?

Yes, Porcha Simmons offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Georgia.

How quickly can I see Porcha Simmons?

Porcha Simmons typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Porcha Simmons speak?

Porcha Simmons conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Porcha Simmons online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Porcha Simmons online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.