Steve Simms, PHD
Dr. Steve Simms is a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He is the co-director of the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center and an independent practitioner in Media, Pennsylvania. He specializes in helping caregivers free children, adolescents and young adults trapped in self-defeating, life altering or life threatening patterns. He currently teaches and consults with home-based family therapy programs, public and private mental health/alcohol and drug treatment programs and public children and youth services. He is a former staff psychologist at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic and the Division of Oncology, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as, a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has authored and co-authored scientific papers, clinical papers, and chapters in pediatric oncology, pediatric psychology, and family therapy. His book, Breaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict into Collaboration When You and Your Patient Disagree with co-authors Dr. George Blackall and Dr. Michael Greene was released in April, 2009.