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Monica Englander, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem 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

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Body Image, 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

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 Englander is a beautiful soul. I have no words to express the gratitude and respect I have for her. All other therapists in my past were ones who approached my situation with a sort objective approach. It didn't really feel like they validated my feelings and experiences. It felt more like they were trying their best to be unbiased and help me understand it and treat it from that lens, but it felt very lonesome and the relationship felt very sterile because it just felt like treatment. But with Monica, she is wonderfully supportive and fights for my cause and has so much faith and belief in me. She makes me feel like I'm understood and showers me with love and support. I think this is the best kind of therapist. I feel the love from her that I didn't feel with any of my other therapists. I know there's a lot for me to work on, but I feel like I've made great strides. To those who work with her and will work with her, you'll be very lucky to have her in your corner.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Monica has single handedly help me figure out what it is that is wrong with me. I still have a lot of work to do but I feel like I am making really great progress. She’s the best.

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Monica is a great therapist with exceptional assessment skills. She has helped me on tips on how to deal with my anxiety and sadness. She's also super great at responding and giving advices.

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is an incredibly empathetic woman with such insight into the human mind I was really blown away, pleasantly, I might add. Although we will only have one session as she is experienced enough to know I should be talking to a man, she really impacted my life in just 30 min. Thank you Monica for using your gift, foresight and intelligence to help others

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

The best person you’ll ever meet to guide you. My life has changed so much in a year. It’s all thanks to this human right here.

Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Monica has been heaven sent. She has helped me tremendously with everyday life. She provides clear expertise and makes a huge difference each week.

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues