Dr. Deanna Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor
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Credentials

Dr. Deanna Sims received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled Adlerian Personality Priorities of Siblings of Individuals with Tourette Sydrome.

While working on her doctorate, she received the Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship Award. Dr. Sims graduated Cum laude with her B.S. degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Dr. Sims is licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and has been in private practice since 1999.

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

  • The Relationship Between Diet and Pre-Menstural Syndrome at the Southwestern Psychlogical Association (SWPA) conference in Corpus Christi, TX (1993)
  • Siblings of Individuals with Tourette Syndrome at the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) international symposium in Burbank, CA (1996)
  • Cancer Support Group Facilitator, Baylor/Richardson Medical Center, Richardson, TX (1996)
  • Mood Disorders, Radio Broadcast FM 105.3, Dallas, TX (2001)
  • Private Practice & Managed Care at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
  • What you REALLY do after saying "I Do": Communication and Conflict Resolution. Keynote speaker at St. Andrew United Methodist Church Pre-Marital Workshop, Plano, TX (2004)
  • Ministering to Those Experiencing Divorce at St. Andrew United Methodist Church Stephen Minister Training, Plano, TX (2005)
  • Student Mentorship Program, Frisco Independent School District (2010)
  • Co-facilitator for Beyond Affairs Network (BAN), Frisco, TX Chapter (2011)
  • Healing From Infidelity Continuing Education Program for Clinicians at Collin College, Plano, TX (Spring and Fall 2011)
  • Healing from Infidelity Continuing Education Program for Clinicians at Benchmark Counseling, Plano, TX (2011)
  • Healing from Infidelity Continuing Education Program for Clinicians at Center for Anger and Lifestyle Management, Addison, TX (2011)
  • Healing from Infidelity Support Group Leader, LifePoint Church, Plano, TX (2011 to present)
  • Symptoms and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Finding Hope and Encouragement for a Chaotic Condition. Lecture for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2011)
  • Healing from Infidelity Continuing Education Program for Clinicians at Southern Methodist University, Plano, TX (2012)
  • Bipolar Disorder: A Special Emphasis on Hypersexuality During Mania. Lecture for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2012)
  • Infidelity & Its Correlation to Narcissism. Continuing Education Program for Clinicians at Center for Anger and Lifestyle Management, Addison, TX (9/2012) 
  • Symptoms and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Continuing Education for Clinicians at Southern Methodist University, Plano, TX (10/2012)
  • Infidelity: Implications and Treatment. Continuing Education for Clinicians at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital, Dallas, TX (12/2012)
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