CeCelia Simmonds, Intern

Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services

I am a clinical intern completing my MA in Counseling at Bethel University heading towards LPC/LPCC licensure. I am training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy which provides individual and group therapy and education to better equip each person with the skills they need to achieve the life they want for themselves. I have a passion for working with young adults seeking help to heal from childhood maltreatment, traumatic experiences, anxiety and depression, and identity discovery. I work to provide an environment that invites vulnerability and honesty to flow freely, free of judgment in order to collaboratively work to get you to achieve the goals you have.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

ACP’s DBT program adheres to the Linehan model of DBT, is certified by MN DHS. Our clients meet with their individual therapist for one hour a week and attend a two-hour weekly skills group for at least 26 weeks. Unlike traditional group psychotherapy which focuses on processing experiences and feelings, DBT groups focus on learning four sets of important skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is a very effective treatment for multiple conditions including borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD, impulsivity, eating disorders, and some forms of anxiety.

Telehealth Services

To expand and improve our care options for clients, ACP offers Telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Telehealth uses phone or video conferencing to connect you with highly qualified and experienced providers in real-time from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Before your telehealth appointment, you will receive details for how you will connect with your provider. If you will be connecting via phone, the provider will plan to call you at your scheduled appointment time. Please be ready to take the call and also check that your phone allows calls from blocked numbers (accessible within your phone settings). If you will be connecting via video conference, your provider will email you an invite to join the appointment. Please call our office to learn more about ACP’s telehealth services and to schedule an appointment.

Areas of Specialty

Coming soon

Licensures / Titles

  • Mental Health Practitioner


  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (BA) – Bethel University
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience (BS) – Bethel University


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