Name/Practice Name: Lisa Simon
Therapy for Success
123 S. Broad St., Suite 1641
Philadelphia, Pa. 19109
Telephone: 215 543-7116
Working with people with eating disorders since: 2005
Specialties and Populations Served: Lisa Simon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a member of both the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and The International Association of Eating Disorders Professional Foundation (IADEP). She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Miami.
Treatment approach and additional information: I've always been an empath. As a child growing up in Philadelphia, I had a big heart and cared for others. My friends came to me for help with their problems. I loved being successful at solving others' challenges. However, there was one seemingly insolvable crisis that deeply impacted me. My best friend suffered greatly from an eating disorder starting in her early teens and persisting even after college. I needed to understand her condition in order to support her. After high school, I attended the University of Miami, majoring in English and writing for various publications. My ambition was to write an advice column with shared input modeled after the “Ask Alice" feature. The psychology field never appeared on my radar until my terrific mother pointed out that my writings featured psychology-based topics, and she encouraged my pursuit of this exciting field. During my junior year, I enjoyed some psychology courses and earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Miami. My experiences interning at a drug and alcohol clinic, a hospital and a mental health facility confirmed my career decision and overcame any nervousness from the gravity of the illnesses confronting me professionally and the closeness of my friend's struggles.