How do you know when it’s right?

That genuinely intimate, symbiotic connection – just you and the therapist who truly “gets” you. It’s so hard to find.

Odds are, this isn’t the first website you’ve visited.

So how do you know when you’ve discovered “the one”?

Authentic, Empathic, Connected

Starting anything new can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first experience with therapy.

But from the moment when you first walk into our office, and one of us warmly greets you for your session, you’ll notice something special – a completely safe, judgment-free, and expectation-free environment.

An environment honors and nurtures relationships as the cornerstone of profound, lasting growth and change. That is the cornerstone of attachment theory and the foundation of what we do.

And once you know, where do you start?

So much has happened.

Sometimes, Point A is obvious. Other times, it feels impossible to decide.

Maybe you know exactly where you need to begin, but you don’t want to go there. You’ve spent so much time and energy trying to forget about what happened. Once you open the door, you feel that it will all come crashing down around you.

Yet, as we begin our work together, you’ll notice that it’s not quite as hard as you feared to share some of the painful things that you’ve been holding on to for so long. You might even find that it’s easy to share.

But how do I know when it’s working?

Feeling fixed – frozen – has become the new normal. How could it ever get better? How can you ever break free?

After working with us for only a few sessions, you’ll notice that many of the unhelpful patterns you previously found yourself in don’t hold as much sway over you anymore.

Therapy is not a quick or easy process, but it’s vital to begin experiencing relief as soon as possible.

Above All, Understanding and Passionate

You’re looking for someone who genuinely “gets” where you’re coming from.

We’re a husband-and-wife therapist team bring you a collective of therapists who believes in the tremendous transformative power of our relationships – with others – and with ourselves.

We both met working as therapists on an inpatient mental health unit, where we connected immediately through our shared passion for helping others experience positive and lasting change in their lives!

We founded The Attached Counseling Collective to bring you a collective of therapists who see you from a relational perspective. Relationships truly do transform.

Only one more question: when?

And that question may very well have the easiest answer.

Our desire is to find you the right fit.

Let’s relate well.


Joshua Simpson, LAPC

Terri Richardson, MS

Courtney Shaw, MS

Victoria Hicks, LPC, LMFT, CPCS

Mercedes Mitchell, LPC

Jacob Hicks, LPC, CSAT

Christa Hammaker, LAPC