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Dr. Michael Simpson

Clinical Psychology
Weston, FL
25 years experience male

Locations

Psychology and Life Coaching

Weston, FL

Address

1040 Weston Road STE 305, Weston, FL, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(800) 921-4580

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

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Michael Simpson, Ph.D., P.A.

Weston, FL

About

Bio

As a licensed psychologist, I have expertise to help with a wide range of personal problems that we all face as human beings. It is important to me that someone that I work with feels comfortable with me and my style. I offer a free initial phone consultation for you to ask any questions and determine if I am a good fit for you and your situation. I am also available via secure video conferencing using the internet. My main focus is in the treatment of anxiety and stress. Every day life has stressors that affect us both emotionally and physically. By working with me you can learn tools to make your life easier and happier. I utilize a modern day approach to help solve real problems that you are experiencing.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Clinical Psychology

Bariatrics

General Practice

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes for some people: EMDR can help with the symptoms of anxiety. It is one part of at treatment program that should be conducted by someone that is specifically trained.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Learn skills first: It depends if you have the skills to reduce your physiological arousal (anxiety) and replace your intrusive negative/scary thoughts. It would help to... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Ask Psychiatrist: It is important that you meet and discuss any supplements with your psychiatrist and also your pharmacist. Interactions could exist with your medicat... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes and No: The accuracy of the test will not be changed if you have unprotected sex after the test was taken. The test only gives you results based on the time ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Possible: Rapid heartbeat when you first wake up could be because of increased physiological arousal just prior to waking up. You could have been dreaming. Ho... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Endochrine issues?: Have you consulted with a physician? Either your gynecologist or an endochronologist would be a good choice.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Clarify DX: If you are not in agreement with your new therapist's diagnosis, discuss it with them. Ask them to clarify their differential diagnosis with you. If... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Therapy: Therapy with a trained cognitive behavioral therapist can be very effective. Approaching your fear using small steps and relaxation tools will help. ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Could improve it: Reducing stress by learning breathing techniques as well as utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy is very helpful in treating ibs. Also, managing yo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes, go to the dr: If you have never been evaluated for a medical condition that could be causing your symptoms. Moving forward you can consult with a cognitive behavio... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
See Psychiatrist : The benefits of any specific medication for anxiety can vary from person to person. It is important that you discuss the dosage with a physician that... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
See your doctor: I am not sure if there is a connection between stress and your swollen lips. Go see your family practice doctor to get an evaluation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Thoughts: Are you aware of your thoughts prior to your mood swings? Your interpretation of the situation creates how you feel. Have you consulted with a thera... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not directly: Stress will not kill you. However, the physiological consequences of stress could. Take a look at this article published on the apa website:http://ww... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
It is possible: When you say life long issues do you mean will the failed attempt cause change? Change can be either positive or negative. Make it a positive one by... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: When you become angry, your immune system first is stronger and then becomes weaker until it returns to your normal level. It is helpful to learn cop... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Consult Your Doctor: Emotionality is common during pregnancy. However, your obstetrician can answer your question. Consult with him/her and ask for an ultrasound. It so... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Have further testing: The issue of appendicitis needs to be determined by your medical doctor. Regarding your anxiety, seek professional advice from a therapist that speci... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor if you can get an assessment of your basal metabolic rate.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Interpretation: Your interpretation of the situation your are in as well as the symptoms you are feeling can lead to a panic attack. Breathing changes are also a fac... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Learn skills first: It depends if you have the skills to reduce your physiological arousal (anxiety) and replace your intrusive negative/scary thoughts. It would help to... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Consult Your Doctor: You are asking a very good question, but medication management should be done with your prescribing doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Crying it out: If your desire is to cry and let it out, the process involved not avoiding the initial feelings. Pay attention to when you are frustrated and feel it... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: Many people feel tightness in their throat or difficulty swallowing as a direct result of anxiety. Muscle tension can also influence how you feel. S... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: Take a look at this article published on the apa website:http://www.Apa.Org/research/action/immune.Aspx.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Stress Information: Take a look at this article published on the apa website:http://www.Apa.Org/research/action/immune.Aspx.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Automatic throughts: Our thoughts are very automatic and our mind is looking for answers. If she interprets her nausea as something to be afraid of, her mind will suggest ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Interpretation: Your interpretation of the situation your are in as well as the symptoms you are feeling can lead to a fear. Breathing changes are also a factor. Wo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
OTC: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over the counter medication that has side effects but is considered to be safe medication. It can also be effective in trea... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Automatic thoughts: Our thoughts are very automatic and our mind is looking for answers. If she interprets her nausea as something to be afraid of, her mind will suggest... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Consult Your Doctor: This is a very good question. However, your surgeon would be the best person to answer this question. If you are having surgery, they should be awar... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
It is a stimulant: Adipex-P (phentermine) is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system. Caff... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Learn skills first: It depends if you have the skills to reduce your physiological arousal (anxiety) and replace your intrusive negative/scary thoughts. It would help to... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: If you are asking about the psychological effects and pms. You should discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
See a Therapist: It would be helpful to have someone to talk to and help you work out what is going on. Have you ever met with a psychologist? Cognitive behavioral t... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Pain: The tova test is to assess sustained attention. It can be used as one part of an evaluation for your condition. Certainly pain interferes with conce... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
NO: This is a very serious condition and requires medication and therapy. Supervision of the individual is important as they can self harm or harm someon... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: Addictions to sex to one person is possible. There is a difference between craving and desiring something/someone and being addicted. Does your mood... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Discuss with doctor: What you are describing could be a combination of both physical and psychological conditions. First rule out the medical and then consult with a psyc... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Problem solving: Thinking is a normal part of problem solving. Getting stuck with repetitive anxious thoughts about the future is considered worrying. It is good tha... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Melatonin: I have many patients that utilize melatonin and extended release melatonin to aid with sleep. Paced breathing exercises in addition to progressive mu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Talk about it: Find a professional to talk to about your situation and how to approach reducing your stress. In addition, emotional abuse may not be safe for you. ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: Along with lack of sleep, muscle tension and eye strain could lead to a headache. Try closing your eyes periodically while studying and relax your fa... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simpson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simpson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you!, could you check my other questions as I am in pain
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for advising me to divert from medicines to therapy.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I really appreciate your quick response.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Associates In Behavioral Counseling
Completed 1998

Awards

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Top Psychologist, Second Place, Florida - Spring
2015
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