Simonson
Stephen Simonson, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

Education
M.A. - California School of Professional Psychology - Alliant International University
Psy.D. - California School of Professional Psychology - Alliant International University

How I Work with Students
Together, with the student, I seek to foster a therapeutic environment grounded in genuine curiosity, empathy and authenticity. I come along-side students as they navigate their path to deeper fulfillment and learn to live fully, in ways that honor their unique needs.  I work collaboratively with students to promote wellness in multiple intersections of their lives including academic/professional, physical, emotional, spiritual, interpersonal relationships and more.  I take specific interest in the unique stressors and dynamics that impact medical students.

Professional Interests 
Professional and personal identity development, stress, depression and anxiety management, couples therapy/relationship concerns, gender and sexuality, LGBTQQIA topics, trauma informed treatment, trans-cultural psychology, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness.

To make an appointment, please email medschoolcounseling@ucdavis.edu

Simonson
Pilar Gonzalez-Doupe, Ph.D.
Licensed Counseling Psychologist
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

Education
M.Sc. – Marriage & Family Therapy - Purdue University, Indiana
M.Sc. – Ashridge Executive Coaching – Ashridge Business School, Berkhamsted UK
Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology – University of Wisconsin-Madison

How I Work with Students
I offer a quiet, confidential place to explore new thoughts, actions and feelings in a safe therapeutic relationship. My focus is to help students find the words to define their experience, and to renew their confidence in their own sense of knowing. I encourage students to set the pace of their therapy, and identify what is most challenging and most meaningful to them in their lives.  My role is to help clarify the issues, through use of questions, metaphor and active exercises. I am particularly interested in issues of professional identity, vulnerability and learning. I enjoy working with individuals, as well as with groups and couples. I provide therapy in both English and Spanish.

Professional Interests 
Family dynamics, couple’s communication, conflict resolution, resilience and compassion, grief work, gender expression & self-identity, work-life balance, cross-cultural interactions, relationship trauma and violence, feminist-informed practice, career and professional identity, leadership training and professional coaching.

To make an appointment, please email medschoolcounseling@ucdavis.edu

Simonson

Tiffany R. Mimms, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Education
B.A. – Psychology and Women’s Studies (double major), Claremont McKenna College
M.A. – Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A.- Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D. – Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

How I Work with Students
Establishing a positive therapist-client relationship is crucial to the success of psychotherapy.  Creating an environment where students feel safe to discuss any concern is a primary goal of my therapeutic approach.  I treat each person with respect, cultural sensitivity, and a strong sense of professional ethics.  I see my role as a therapist as both a collaborator and a teacher.  I actively work with students to explore their unique concerns, struggles, and strengths.  I also use my professional expertise to highlight key patterns in life that may be keeping one stuck, and to present alternative perspectives and strategies to help achieve one’s goals.

Professional Interests 
Social justice counseling, sexual trauma, domestic violence, racial trauma, self-care, community healing, grief, body image concerns, depression, anxiety, relationships, spirituality, women’s health.

To make an appointment, please call (916) 424-3700 or email dr.tmimms@yahoo.com.  Although Dr. Mimms is not part of Student Health Counseling Services, she does accept most insurances (including Magellan), and the medical school will help pay for any co-payments that are incurred. 

Additional Resource

Students can access additional support through campus Student Health Counseling Services Community Advising Network that provides a diverse group of professional staff who understand student issues.  CAN Counselors provide students with consultation and personal counseling https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/services/can