I'm an LCSW with 20 years experience in counseling women, 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 negotiating troubles in the workplace, providing 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 is part of who you are, and to the degree that these things are important to you, they are important to 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 PTSD -- 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 our 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Compassion fatigue
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #26012 (Expires: 2021-04-30)
Monica changed my entire view on therapy. She is incredibly smart and talented in what she does. I feel like she truly sees me for who I truly am, genuinely understands what my struggles are, and will help me to become better over time. Thank you Monica!