My name is Mondie Gonzales and I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in the state of Ohio. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1992 and then a Masters in Social Work in 1999. I have worked with kids and families in a community mental health setting for most of my 30 year career as a mental health professional. I opened a private practice, working with individuals, couples and families 10 years ago. I utilize many different modalities and techniques, depending on your needs and goals. Throughout these experiences I have discovered that the most important aspect of any therapeutic relationship is the relationship! I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you implement the changes you are hoping to make.
My goal is to help individuals and families gain or improve their life skills in order to make the best choices for what they want to accomplish. My focus as a practitioner is to help you know what you want, name it and define what it looks like, so that you can live your life in a way that moves you toward that goal. I believe that everything in your life intertwines to create your life story and that we all have control over our destiny. I believe in making informed choices, setting appropriate boundaries, and accepting responsibility.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OR LCSW L14483
OH LISW I.0009377-Supv
Mondie was a great help for me during eight month.
I appreciated her way, she genuine, supportive and motivating towards me. She made me feel safer when i was in the middle of a storm.
The way we used a variation of communication channels suited me very well. Mondie's availability gave me a sense of security and confidence and that helped our collaboration. She has a great way of understanding complexities of vulnerabilities.
Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Mondie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She's a great therapist for me!
Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Mondie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Mondie has been terrific! My work schedule limits my availability and she has been very responsive through messaging. We had some technical issues for our first video call today but that was not her fault and we still had a good phone conversation. She has had really good feedback as well.
Written on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Mondie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
Mondie has been awesome and I'm so glad I found her through Better Help!
Written on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Mondie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue