Apex Counseling

Counseling Services & Effective Therapy

Maria Simpson, LPCC

Location: Gahanna


LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Contact Info

Wednesday 8:45 am - 10:45 am
Thursday 8:45 am - 10:45 am

Maria Simpson, LPCC

Maria Simpson is an independently licensed therapist who has 10+ years of experience in the mental health field. She currently provides clinical counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Maria has worked with various mental health difficulties such as anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders like depression and bipolar, substance abuse, anger management, trauma and abuse, and personality disorders. She currently co-facilitates a number of outpatient group therapy programs for a major hospital system in Columbus, Ohio, specifically the Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Aftercare Group Program.


Maria’s passion and drive in life is to provide compassionate and empathetic therapeutic services to individuals by utilizing evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based skills and practice. Her therapeutic approach also draws heavily on principles of person-centered theory to create a non-judgmental environment for people to self-actualize in combination with teaching concrete skills to assist people with management of their symptoms and distress.


Similar to what she would teach and encourage her clients to practice, she also fundamentally believes in the practice of self-care and home/work life balance.  Her hobbies outside of work include cooking, gardening, going to the park, and rollerblading with her two active and loyal pit-bull mixes, Cassidy and Sadie. She enjoys taking mini-vacations with her spouse whenever they can carve out that time, and greatly appreciates their longer cruise ship vacations to explore new and exciting places as a couple or with friends and family.


Accepted Payors: HMSA EAP, Impact EAP, Molina, Medical Mutual, Mutual of Omaha EAP, Ohio Health EAP, OSU NGS Coresource, United Behavioral Health, Optum (UBH EAP).


Adolescents & Adults: ADD/ADHD, alcohol abuse, anger management, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, CBT, conflict management, crisis intervention, depression, divorce, domestic violence, dual diagnosis, sexual orientation, grief/loss, impulse control disorder, marital/couples, panic attacks, PTSD, rape/sexual assault, relationships, stress management, substance abuse/chemical dependency, trauma, women’s issues.