“Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.” -bell hooks
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Ohio, bringing over 4 years of experience from community health centers to urban schools in Columbus. My journey has connected me with people facing a spectrum of life challenges, from anxiety and depression to relationship issues and much more.
I believe in walking alongside you on your path to healing and personal growth. My approach is a blend of healing- & person-centered, anti-oppressive & liberation-focused, culturally-responsive and trauma-sensitive frameworks among others, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. I am committed to providing identity-affirmative care that honors the diverse identities, values, and experiences of all individuals, especially for those who hold marginalized identities. In an inclusive, supportive, and empowering environment, we'll work together to explore, heal, and grow. If you are seeking support for coping and healing from trauma, I offer specific therapies aimed at trauma-focused treatment goals.
Our collaboration will involve building trust, setting goals that resonate with you, and exploring your life stories as well as the many aspects of your mind in a way that feels right for you. Together, we'll honor the complexity of your experiences and the different 'parts' that make up your whole being. We’ll delve into attachment patterns, exploring somatic and energy-based therapies, and, if appropriate, blending your cultural and ancestral traditions & healing practices to enrich our work.
Empowerment and mutual respect are at the heart of my practice. We'll engage in open conversations, experiential activities, and mindfulness practices that foster self-awareness and emotional balance. I am dedicated to continuous learning, ensuring our work together benefits from evolving insights and techniques that cater to your unique journey.
I am passionate about supporting you in developing insights, resilience, and skills that contribute to your personal growth. I’m excited to join you on this transformative journey towards self-discovery, healing, and a richer sense of well-being. Looking forward to working with you!
For more information on my online practice policies, expectations and additional therapy-related resources, please visit my independent contractor Google Site here: https://sites.google.com/liberation-pathways.com/monicalisw-betterhelp-ohio/home
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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Monica Davis is like talking to a friend willing to listen, give advice and share her own experiences which tells me she is open and on this journey WITH me. I am happy to find the “hat” that fits on my first try with Better Help. Thank you Monica for your insight your kindness and your wisdom.
Written on Dec 10, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Wonderful therapist! I am figuring out a lot with her!
Written on Nov 24, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
The authenticity that Monica brings to the sessions while maintaining therapeutic boundaries is admirable. She is spot on with her observations and I'm really appreciating her direction, and redirection of mine when needed. I am grateful for the opportunity to benefit from her guidance. I understand that I am getting the most out of this because I am ready willing and able to do the work and make the time to reply to her questions and provide feedback when asked, so that she can best be prepared to help me. I couldn't have been matched with a better therapist!
Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse