Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Williametta Simmons

Class of 2000

Year of Induction 2018

Dr.  “Willie” Simmons was born in Liberia, West Africa. She immigrated to the United States in 1995 due to the Liberian Civil War. Despite enduring a civil war as a child and having to adjust to a new culture, Dr. Simmons was determined to succeed. She graduated from Upper Darby High School in 2000 and continued her education at Widener University. Today, Dr. Simmons is a Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She obtained her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Health Care Management (HCM) and Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D) from Widener University. Dr. Simmons is the owner of Integrative Psychological & Consulting Services, located in Bala Cynwyd, PA. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, marriage and family therapy, trauma, and psychosis. Dr. Simmons is also a Supervising Psychologist at Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus. In her role, she coordinates a pilot program to improve the quality of care and successful community reintegration of individuals with chronic mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia). Dr. Simmons is an Assistant Professor at Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Medicine, and an Adjust Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has conducted a variety of local, national, and international workshops on Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice, Mental Health and Spiritualty, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, and more. Willie is especially passionate about humanitarian work. She is the Mental Health Coordinator of the Liberia Medical Mission (LMM) team, a non-profit organization whose goals include training, educating, and providing healthcare in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, and she is actively involved in many professional organizations.