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Rickie Simpson, Ph.D., APRN-CNS, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT

Rickie Simpson, Ph.D., APRN-CNS, C-IAYT, BCPCC, E-RYT 200, LFYP-2/Mentor, is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in individual, couples, group, and family therapy. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized, faith-consistent approach tailored to each client. Dr. Simpson is certified as a Yoga therapist, a Coherence Therapist, an Imago Relationship Therapist, a Professional Christian Counselor, a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner 2/Mentor, a 200-hr Yoga teacher, a Phoenix Rising Yoga therapist, and a hypnotherapist. She belongs to the International Association of Practitioners of Encounter-centered Couples Therapy and is also one of the primary international investigators for evaluating the efficacy of Encounter-centered couples therapy. Dr. Simpson maintains a private practice in Manassas, VA, and teaches Nursing Research and Psychiatric Nursing at Stratford University. Dr. Simpson has also contributed to several publications, including Yoga Therapy Today and a book, Grief Techniques.

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