Hello, thanks for taking a moment to get to know me better! My name is Monaé and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Illinois and New York with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked in several settings including private practice, hospitals, schools, online support, and community mental health organizations. Throughout my practice, I have worked with diverse populations such as at risk youth, adults, disadvantaged families, and LGBTQ. I specialize in areas of anxiety, crisis counseling, depression, Bi-polar disorder, complex trauma/abuse, anger management, and relational conflicts.
My passion in the helping profession began as I overcame my own personal experience with trauma. I’ve witnessed loved ones struggle with depression and suicidal ideation. I became a Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor and began combining a more holistic approach to wellness. I also chose to become an active leader and dedicated therapist to further support others in moments and phases when life seems overwhelming. As a person of color, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find a culturally sensitive therapist. I strive to always create a safe place for those who identify in minority and LGBTQ populations.
I have expertise using evidenced-based models such as Functional Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In addition, I use solution focused approaches and holistic mindfulness techniques. My therapeutic style is warm and supportive. I create an environment for you to feel comfortable enough to express yourself but challenging enough to help you discover new insights. Building rapport is key to beneficial change and it is something I am very genuine about. I encourage you to share deep thoughts, beliefs, and emotions regarding their concerns. In turn, I listen with an open mind and unconditional positive regard. Together we will set therapeutic goals and work at a pace that is suitable for your growth. I look forward to hearing from you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
LCPC #180011080 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
LMHC #009230 (Expires: 2021-11-01)
As someone who has never done therapy before, I was skeptical. Being paired up with Monae is so great! She has given me the confidence to set boundaries with people while also digging deep into my past. She’s very attentive and insightful. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
Monae was thoughtful, considerate, and I felt like really understood me. Her feedback and comments were spot on. I couldn’t have been happier the past three months and I am so glad we were paired.
Monae has a tremendous ability to be a supportive and interactive listener; allowing me to express my feelings and thoughts while providing guidance.
Attentive, thoughtful and insightful.
Monae has been extremely validating and helpful thus far. She has been able to provide a space where I feel comfortable being vulnerable and also provides affirmations whenever needed. Overall, I am extremely fortunate to have a counselor who understands my concerns like she does.
I really loved working with Monae. She was patient and really listened. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a smart, kind, helpful counselor.
Being a bit scared to do this, it took me a while before deciding to use this format as a way to get therapy. So far the customer service and my therapist have been very professional and engaging to make sure that I have been comfortable with this experience. I am put off with talking to people I do not know about my problems, and I have to say that my therapist did a great job in making me feel comfortable and allows me to move at my own pace. I am very grateful to my therapist for everything so far!
Monae is incredible! She is attentive, offers incredible feedback and encourages organic self reflection! She is soooo easy to talk to!