Simona A. Niculaes, M.Ed., LPC, MFTA, CSAT-C, NCC
Simona graduated with Honors from the University of Montevallo, receiving her Master’s degree in Clinical counseling, with a concentration in couples and family therapy. She is a Licensed Counselor, a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, as well as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (Candidate). Prior to becoming a therapist, Simona was involved in establishing and leading a ministry to single adults. She continues to rejoice in walking with individuals through their journeys of restoration, and she is devoted to helping them discover and live out their true identity. For her, therapy is a partnership that fosters a growth process, providing knowledge and understanding while helping to address the issues that keep people from fully living. Prior to working in private practice, Simona served in various settings, including residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment facilities. Her specialty areas include: couples therapy, addicted families, life transitions, eating disorders, and spiritual concerns. She also enjoys counseling individuals working through such issues as identity development, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and trauma. At Wellspring, Simona also works with families affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity. Having been born and raised in a communist Eastern Europe, her life story and passion for therapy are testaments of her belief that a future and a hope are birthrights waiting to be embraced.