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Monica Englander, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I'm an LCSW with 20 years experience in counseling individuals, couples, families and groups. I specialize in issues of Self Esteem, and healing our own sense of being able to manage our lives, our relationships, and our feelings in positive and effective ways.

I'm also very familiar with Corporate and EAP counseling, and supervising Interns who are working towards their license.

My clients come from all backgrounds and life experiences, all kinds of careers, and often, clients who themselves work in the helping professions, from therapists to doctors and nurses, to teachers and caregivers.

I'm respectful of culture, self-identity, and of beliefs: who you are and what has meaning for you are crucially important, and to the degree that these things are valued by you, the are valued by me. I believe in the dignity and human rights of all people.

My counseling style is inquisitive and interactive -- I want to know what you need to tell me. I want to know what is causing your life to be anything less than pleasant, safe, and manageable. I want you to be okay, to feel okay, and to be confident in yourself and in your choices: I want you to feel safe, and that it is good to be you. Most of my clients present with some degree of past trauma, or injury to their sense of being worthy and needed -- there are wounds in all of us, whether we consider them minor or overwhelming. Life is not easy, and if we are carrying unhealed wounds, every setback, every disappointment can re-trigger those pains of the past. I find that once the major wound of how we see ourselves is healed -- when we see ourselves as someone we like and accept -- someone we trust --- then the rest of life's problems are much easier and quicker to resolve.

Thanks for taking the time to read about how I can work with you. Not every therapist is a good fit for every client. I hope you've seen here something that clicks, that makes sense, and that feels safe and good to you. I'm very communicative, and I'll always want to know how you feel, what you think, and what you want. Your needs need to get met. I hope that I can help you do exactly that.

I'm wishing you all the best, now and always. I believe all that it takes is a little help for us to find our way.
I'm looking forward to meeting you soon.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LCSW 26012


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monica Englander. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Monica is the best!! She is so supportive compassionate and understanding, and she makes me feel seen and heard. She’s helped me tremendously and I’m so grateful

Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Monica Englander has a very gentle but direct approach. I always feel heard, and she carries the insight that she gleans from what I share into the next session each week. I always feel comfortable, accepted, see, and supported.

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Monica is such an amazing therapist. She helped pull me out of my darkest days with depression and anxiety and helped me shift my life to get me where I wanted to be. I always used to think that my problems were just due to a chemical imbalance, but she helped guide me to get to a place where I could see that I needed to make changes in my life and that these things were actually the cause for my sadness and anxiety. She gave me such strong advice and was always so supportive and really helped me love myself again. Thank you so much Monica, you are truly the best !

Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

What I appreciate from the BetterHelp platform is the flexibility to find the right fit. It took me two tries but I found “the one” in Monica. Finding someone that is not just a master of her craft but an incredible human, was a gift to myself. Monica gets me on so many levels and strikes the perfect balance between nurturer and sage guide. I feel so grateful to have found her.

Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Amazing lady. While I don’t think I’m done, I feel we have made some really great breakthroughs. Monica has always been prompt and she’s always been very helpful and given me so many tips on how to handle certain situations in my life. I’ve already told other people to try BetterHelp because they have noticed that I am much happier and well adjusted person. While I always look forward to our sessions, I look forward to the day when I can say goodbye because Monica has equipped me all the help I need to have a much better life than what I was living . Thank you Monica.

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Monica is one of the most understanding therapist, and she’s very respectful and responsive.

Written on Mar 05, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue