I am a licensed, professional counselor with over 10 years of experience in clinical mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, and school counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance abuse and dependence, depression, anxiety, grief, bi-polar disorder, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, trauma, and change of life/adjustment issues.
I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. In our sessions, I will help you to identify strengths, formulate goals, and navigate a path to achieving those goals. My approach integrates cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques within a humanistic counseling framework. Please note, the services I provide through BetterHelp are congruent with supportive counseling. They would not be appropriate for someone in crisis or someone who needs clinical assessment, diagnosis, or intensive psychotherapy.
At this time, I am only offering chat and texting sessions, not video or phone sessions.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
DC LPC PRC200001670
DE LPMHC PC-0000591
WA LMHC 61289813
She is as professional as a therapist in her field can get. She provides many resources and is able to look deeper into whatever is need for therapy quite well. If you want progress over battling what has been bothering you for a long time or recently, get Monica!
Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Monica is a great help to me. She understands, listens, and provides advice to whatever I am currently working through.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coaching, and adhd
Monica is really friendly, positive and she makes good notes about previous sessions so I don’t often find myself over-explaining things. Very happy to have her as a therapist.
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,
Monica is straight forward and leaves room for reflection. She is a great listener, asks questions and helps one get to a baseline quickly. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues