Craig Simmons, Resident in Counseling, has over a decade of case management and counseling experience. Having worked routinely with both individuals and groups, Craig strives to help clients develop a sense of autonomy in their own decision making by gaining a better understanding of their strengths and challenges. He has experience working with presenting issues related to trauma, Autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, problem sexual behaviors, and other mental health disorders. With the understanding that clients are the experts on their own lives, Craig works to be a partner in the process of helping people develop the skills and the awareness necessary to become their best selves. He helps clients examine their role in the systems to which they belong, including families, work environments, and interpersonal relationships. Craig also has an interest in working with couples and individuals around developing better communication skills and healthy sexuality. He has experience working as an ally with LGBTQIA+ youth. Craig has an eclectic clinical approach, which incorporates aspects of person-centered, solutions focused, feminist and systems theories. Craig graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in English literature and a minor in Creative Writing. He received his M.A. in professional counseling from South University. In his spare time Craig enjoys spending time with family, writing, reading, and watching movies with his wife and two little boys.