Danielle Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Population: ages 16 and older, individual, couples, LGBTQ, transgender
Specialities: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and PTSD, Psychosis, OCD, and Existential Crisis.

Dr. Danielle Simmons is a doctorally prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner. She earned her doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of South Carolina. She has a significant teaching background. She has experience working with undergraduate nursing students as the Simulation Coordinator for the psychiatric nursing course. She was also an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina and Interim Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at D’Youville College. Dr. Simmons left academia a couple of years ago and has been focusing all her efforts solely on clinical practice. She has experience working in an outpatient general psychiatry practice – diagnosing, treating, and managing a variety of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Simmons values practicing holistically and strives to take a holistic approach with every patient. It is her aim to use medications sparingly and really delve into identifying the root of the issue. She enjoys counseling and educating her patients, recommending lifestyle shifts, and promoting wellness. She values authenticity and patient-centered care. She always involves her patients in the design of their treatment. Aside from general psychiatry, Dr. Simmons has a passion for working with those who may be experiencing an existential crisis, feeling stuck in life, questioning their own existence, trying to “find” themselves, picking up the pieces of their life, exploring spirituality, or those who simply are ready to dig deep. Dr. Simmons loves to read, learn new information, travel, and explore new adventures. She lovingly considers herself a nerd.


Degree: PhD, University of South Carolina