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.

Ornit Shoham


Ornit is a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist and an art therapist.  Ornit is skilled at creating a very safe place where her clients can explore a variety of issues.  She uses a variety of approaches including mindfulness and art to help her clients explore their inner world. Please click on Ornit’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.

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.

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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