I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1996. with experience as a therapist, working with a diverse population. I have experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief and loss, communication, trauma, and parenting.
My counseling style is warm, receptive, and non-judgmental. I believe that clients are highly knowledgeable about their issues, and that my job as a therapist is to encourage self discovery, and the exploration of solutions, to each individual's unique problems. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I also recommend the use of Mindfulness techniques as part of the process of inner exploration. Interventions are geared for each individual dependent on their style, and needs.
I look forward to meeting you as we embark on this exciting journey together. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW4384
She is the best
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Monica is great and she really helped me with a tough period of my life. Highly recommended!
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
I have found working with Monica to be an incredibly positive and helpful experience. She is very compassionate and supportive. Offers many helpful tools and insights. Monica is very easy to chat with
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, and coping with life changes
She is excellent, very compassionate and receptive
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have tried therapy multiple times and not had an easy time connecting with them. However, I have been able to connect with Monica very easily and am glad to have found her!
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem
Monica is the best most understanding person. Her warmth is so comforting.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes