Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State who has 8 years of counseling experience. For the past 5 years I have worked in a high school program designed for young adults diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders. I am most skilled in working with individuals who tend to be “internalizers.” These are the people who may look “just fine” on the outside, but hold a lot of pain and suffering on the inside. I have deep respect for introverts, as I am one myself!
I know how hard it can be to reach out for help, and I applaud your courage in taking this first step! As a counselor, I believe we are collaborating partners with you in the "driver's seat" guiding the process. You are the expert on yourself and it is my role to support you working towards achieving your goals and the life you want. Getting started, I understand that it can feel scary and awkward utilizing this new online technology to engage in counseling and it's hard to know what to expect. Please know there is no pressure here! There is also no "one-size-fits-all" approach to counseling! I look forward to getting to know you and developing a trusting relationship where you feel you are able to get the most out of this experience!
For those of you interested in further details about my professional background or training, please feel free to ask! In addition to my formal education, I am very passionate about learning and continually seek to expand my knowledge base to incorporate new treatment techniques and research in the field. Above all, I feel I grow most from what I learn from working with clients and find that clients are usually the best teachers!
I am very much looking forward to getting to know you and partnering to support you through our work together!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LMHC #005118-1 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
This is my first experience with therapy but I have been more than impressed by the professionalism and understanding provided by Leah Monachino. It has been a blessing to share and be guided through the pain of my past and into the success of my future. We all come to therapy in our own journey, so I do not want to say I wish I started sooner, but it has been astonishing the progress I have made with the help of Leah Monachino.
She is supportive and understand. She’s listenable to me and cares about how I feel and think. She motivates me.