About Our Team

To learn more about each therapist, click their photo.

Deborah Simmons

Ph.D., LMFT, California License #30119

The clinical director of Primrose Healing and Wellness.  She has been a licensed psychotherapist and an educator for many years. Her compassion for clients along with her strong clinical skills are strengths that clients will see. She has had extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Please click on Deborah’s picture to access a more detailed description of her work.

Vanessa Ventura


Vanessa is a gifted Marriage and Family Therapist intern and Art Therapist who brings gentleness and compassion to her work.  Her insight helps clients gently move into their inner world.  She provides a comfortable and safe environment.  Vanessa also speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys working with Spanish speaking clients. Please click on Vanessa’s picture to access a more detailed description of her work.

Rebecca Armstrong


Whether you are looking for breif, short-term therapy or longer term depth psychotherapy, I provide a space that is felxible, reflective, and draws upon your own expertise or experince. Through empathatic inquiry, we explore the areas of your life that feel challenging, or where you feel stuck, or “off”. Please click on Rebecca’s picture to access a more detailed description of her work. 


Heather Glenn


Heather is a certified nutrition professional who is passionate about helping her clients build a healthy and highly functioning body and mind through food and daily self-care practices so that they feel energized, focused and capable of pursuing their ambitions, and becoming the best version of themselves. Please click on Heather’s picture to access a more detailed description of her work. 

 Annette Rivlin-Gutman

Certified Yoga Instructor

Annette is a certified yoga instructor. She specializes in adapting yoga to meet any life challenges, whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression, are healing from an illness, injury, or chronic pain or you want to focus on calming the nervous system and bring deeper awareness in to your life.Please click on Annette’s picture to access a more detailed description of her work.

George Payapilly


Warm Greetings! I welcome you and the challenges that you are encountering. I would like to offer my support and collaboration to understand your challenges and hopes and to develop helpful ways towards living a more beautiful life. Please click on George’s picture to access a more detailed description of his work.

Naomi David


Naomi is a LMFT at Primrose Healing and Wellness. She decided early in life that she wanted to become a therapist, and has always believed in the importance of positive human relationships through empathetic understanding, genuine connection, and openness. Please click on Naomi’s picture to access a more detailed description of her work.

Timely Support

We know life can get busy, so are more than happy to schedule appointments when it works best for you. We maintain a flexible schedule to begin your experience with simplicity and ease.

Innovative Approach

We know that the Bay Area is innovative, fast paced, and progressive. Each of our therapists strive to provide individuals with current and relevant methods, simple and advanced, for a customized approach catered to your needs.

Online Resources

Our website includes a number of resources to provide you with the tools you need to feel supported in addition to therapy sessions. We utilize an active blog and social media to keep you updated with the latest information.

Clear Communication

We make sure that all of your questions are answered. Primrose therapists work mindfully and confidentially to ensure you feel safe and comfortable.

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If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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