Christine Simms

Christine simms, MSN, RN, CS

T: (610) 892-3802

Christine Simms, MSN, RN, CS is a psychotherapist practicing in Media, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from LaSalle University and her master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. This was followed by certification training in family therapy from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. Prior to entering private practice, she taught at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, consulted with staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on medically ill patients and their families who were experiencing emotional difficulties. In this role, she also practiced individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Immediately prior to entering private practice, Ms. Simms was a psychotherapist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, She has published several articles on working collaboratively with angry patients and families and presented workshops on adolescent, family, and caregiver issues.

Areas of specialization:

  • Relationship and developmental issues impacting children, teens and their families.

  • Child and family distress related to acute, life threatening, and chronic illnesses.

  • Family, individual, and couples therapy

  • Trauma and loss

Fee Schedule:

  • Accepted as an out-of-network provider for most major health care plans.

Recommended books:

  • Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hahn. A thoughtful approach to embracing and taking charge of feelings in a loving way.

  • Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson. Exploring the unique ways in which women make life choices.