Hi, my name is Monica. First, let me say that it takes a certain type of bravery to ask for help from anyone, let alone a stranger. It is different than the bravery it takes to protect our country or our cities, different than the bravery it takes to walk into a room full of people, and even different than what it takes to perform on stage or on an athletic field. So please take a moment to acknowledge this and recognize the positivity!
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have worked in the mental health field for 21 years in some capacity, including community mental health, forensic assessment, and school counseling. What I find most gratifying is that "light bulb" moment when the person in front of me realizes and understands their worth, their strength, or that sense of connecting the dots which is so empowering for growth. I work with the individual to help them see past the personal obstacles that brought them to me in the first place and be able to find the happiness or feel relief they seek. I listen, I accept, and I coach you into a better state of mental balance. My approach to therapy is to challenge thoughts and behaviors that impede productive living; having said that, I also like to tailor my technique to the person I'm interacting with. I place most of my focus on our therapeutic relationship, which is the key to our success. I recently have found a passion for helping those courageous individuals in first responder fields. I have training in Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I work with those living with anxiety, grief, life changes, stress, or whatever else might interfere with living the life you deserve.
So pull up a "couch" (or your favorite chair or happy place, because with BetterHelp, you can do this wherever you feel most comfortable) and let's get started. I am ready to listen and do what I can to help.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Depression
FL LMHC MH18965
OH LPCC E0602063
Monica has been tremendously helpful and has guided me through some very difficult times in my life. Her ability to listen and provide insight and perspective is extremely valuable.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Wonderful person, and even better therapist…really helped work through any anxiety and issues I had and genuinely felt like she cared.
Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
She is great.
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Monica is amazing to talk to and always gives me helpful tools to manage my anxiety and life stressors. Would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
I have been working with Monica for over 2 years. I can address my problems without any fear and she gives me feedback that I can work on.
Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Monica is a breath of fresh air. She always gives me a perspective that makes me think.
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd