Do you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed? Do have difficulties in relationships? Whatever it is that you are struggling with, I can work with you and help your find inner peace. The Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and teacher of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, says, if we are anxious, we are living in the future; if we are depressed, we are living in the past. If we live in the present, we can feel peace. If we feel calm and relaxed in the here and now, we can also become more thoughtful and optimistic about the future. We can start building this future with ever step we take and thus make progress immediately.
I am a Solution-Focused and Somatic Psychotherapist. I trained at the legendary Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto and in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the founders of the approach. I graduated with a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. I am certified in Analytic Somatic Therapy. Analytic Somatic Therapy is a further development of Bioenergetic Analysis and includes cutting-edge research in trauma and brain research. I am also certified in Systemic Therapy.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
NV LMFT 4363-R
CA LMFT 81030
Monika has been extremely responsive, providing tangible recommendations and suggestions when I need them, or providing sympathy if I just need an ear. Her support has ranged in topics from my marriage, new motherhood, executive leadership in my job, and finding interests outside those areas.
Written on Apr 27, 2015 after therapy with Monika for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and depression
The help and guidance I have received from Monika Broecker have been so beneficial to my well being and has moved me out of a rut that I was "stuck in" with a close family member relationship. I so appreciate being able to work with her, even living so far away! I'd recommend her counseling style, her expertise, and Better Help to everyone wishing they could have help to work on an old problem, a new problem, or help recognizing when something in your life has become a problem. Get better--get help!
Written on Dec 07, 2014 after therapy with Monika for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression