Simone Jacobs is a therapist in private practice in Takoma Park, MD, and owner of the group practice, Takoma Therapy, LLC. She is a graduate of Kings College, London University, receiving a BSc in Nursing Studies. After moving to the USA, getting married and having a child, she went back to school, and received an MSW in Social Work, from Smith College in Northampton. It was during an internship at Smith that Simone first encountered The Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, in Washington DC, and found her passion for working with survivors of trauma. Upon receiving her Masters, she worked in Montgomery County Child Welfare Services on the Sex Abuse Treatment team, to try and understand the issues from the child’s perspective. She then returned to the Center and worked on the inpatient and outpatient units. Since leaving The Center, Simone has built up a busy private practice, with a focus on African American women exploring the intersections of race, gender, and intergenerational trauma. She has also collaborated with colleagues in presenting, and as a result, received a contract from Routledge to publish a book about trauma, which will be published at the end of July 2019.