Dr. Beth Simon
Dr. Simon is the Supervision and Training Coordinator at Mandala House. She enjoys working with adolescents, emerging adults, and adults who experience mood disorders, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, and the effects of trauma. Dr. Simon is excited to collaborate with the team to provide training and supervision to students and Master’s-level psychologists at Mandala House.
Dr. Simon seeks to create a flexible, safe emotional space in therapy where individuals can explore experiences, patterns in thoughts, behavior, and how each of these interact with functioning and quality of life. Dr. Simon places an importance on helping individuals come in contact with their values and then supporting movement in valued directions. Unconditional positive regard, transparency, and humor are strong elements in her therapeutic process. In her clinical training she has focused on cultural competence, trauma, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults. She has experience with mood disorders, trauma, identity development, and anxiety. Her academic and research work has focused on social justice as it applies to language, implicit bias, and teaching of psychology.
Dr. Simon has served as the Early Career Psychologist Representative to the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Board, and has chaired the Membership Committee for the association. She has volunteered at the Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, and recently began adjunct lecturing at the undergraduate level in psychology.
Dr. Simon earned her B.A., M.A., and Psy.D. at Spalding University. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her Post-Doctoral training at Communicare Services in Bardstown, Kentucky. She is a member of the Kentucky Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.