Monica Alley

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Welcome! I'm a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience helping individuals and families find greater happiness and life satisfaction. I've worked with teens and adults of all ages deal successfully with major life transitions, manage chronic health conditions, heal from grief and loss, and find relief from depression, anxiety, and adjustment problems.
One of my specialties is in bereavement counseling, and I have several years of experience leading support groups for grieving parents, spouses/partners, and adult children. In addition to office-based therapy, I've provided counseling in the home environment, in hospitals, and through web-based platforms.
It is my deep belief that we all have the potential within to achieve satisfaction and happiness in life. My role is to help you identify the strengths and resources you need to resolve the obstacles keeping you from experiencing the happiness you desire. Since my philosophy is based in positive psychology, I believe you bring with you many of the strengths you need to achieve greater happiness, and I see my role as helping you to unlock those strengths that already exist. My counseling style is warm and compassionate, and I have great respect for the courage it takes to make changes. In addition to being an active and empathic listener, I offer practical and proven tools to help keep you moving in a positive direction toward your goals. I draw upon a range of professional strategies including cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies, insight orientation, and mindfulness. I take a creative approach, tailoring my interventions to your unique needs and life experiences.
I believe that the best results are accomplished when we approach our work together as collaborators, and you will find my approach to be genuine and respectful. That said, I also find a touch of humor can sometimes bring a refreshing change of perspective along the journey. I look forward to partnering with you in your search for greater fulfillment.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #1019507 (Expires: 2020-10-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

She has a kind heart that helped me through some really dark times. Her wise words helped me realize that I am important too.