I don’t see myself as a “therapist.” I see myself as support. Someone you can talk to. I want to help you find purpose and happiness in your life. You are struggling. I know you are. I want to help you find balance and be successful in your future. I have a strong desire to help people through therapy and education. I want to teach you the skills you need to help yourself.
I have experience working with all different types of symptoms. I like to get to know people. I like when people get their “ah-ha” moment—when they light up and figure it out. You will do the work, and I will get to be there for it. That’s why I do what I do.
I have experience in many different areas of clinical work. I volunteered in a hospice clinic for about one year. I was able to sit next to people in their final moments. Working with those families was the most rewarding experience because I got to be there with the people they love when they couldn’t. Working people who impacted by death and dying is my truest passion.
I have almost two years’ experience working at an addiction center/homeless center working with individuals and running groups. This is not my passion, but I met several colleagues, and I learned a ton about myself as a therapist and as a person here.
I worked at a therapy agency for three years. I worked with families, survivors of abuse, and children. I used trauma-focused processed to help my clients manage symptoms and develop healthy coping skills to thrive. I decided to leave this agency because it also wasn’t my passion. Additionally, I wanted to be home more to be with my family.
My therapy approach is non-judgmental, kind, gentle, and goal driven. I can help you help you see both sides of any situation and find the answers you already have inside of you, by listening and helping you to be rational. I will help you keep moving and growing in your life. I can help you acknowledge good and bad feelings and validate them. I will also teach you to accept them as feelings and not fact. Together, we can sort this out.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Monica has helped me deal with some of my biggest and most difficult fears in life. I haven’t ever trusted a therapist enough to open up about the traumas I have been through, until I met her! I love her enthusiasm and her personality during our sessions. It makes the atmosphere more inviting and open for me to talk about things. I’m very thankful for her help, and I hope to continue to learn and grow from her.
Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Monica has been very helpful with helping me manage my depression and anxiety. I would recommend her to everyone.
Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
I really like how honest and real my therapist with me. What I learn in my sessions i will use in real life and apply what i have learned. Ive only been doing this for a few months and i learned new ways to heal and learned a lot about myself
Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Monica has helped me learn applicable tools and practice them in my daily life! She also recognizes when I would benefit from different types of strategies! She is supportive and brings enthusiasm and wisdom to each session! So glad to be working with her!
Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I love her and she is very well rounded
Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I've only had 2 sessions with Monica but I loved her right away
Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief