Monika Cheang

(LPC, LISAC, NCC)

About Me

I am an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor since 2001. I also hold the National Counseling Certification from the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for 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. I am here for you!


I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #10597 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Monika is probably the best counselor I've ever had. She not only listens to my every concern but she describes some of her own personal experience in it making it a more personal session. instead of feeling like another client/patient she makes you feel like a friend or family. I have learned a lot about myself after just a few sessions with Monika.

Written by J.A. on May 15, 2021 after counseling with Monika for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Monika is my best and favorite advocate. She pushes me to achieve goals and dig myself out of life’s holes - and does it in a way that makes sense to me. I say it every time, but thanks Monika!

Written by K.A. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Monika is so cool and listens to everything I’m saying while seeing what distortions I have and being upfront about not allowing me to think of those as truths. She’s nice, funny, and honest. I’ve loved our sessions so far.

Written by A.S. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Monika for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Monika listens and gives constructive, applicable feedback. She also suggests a number of exercises to help outside of sessions. Very thankful to have met her.

Written by D.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Monika for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Absolutely fantastic!

Written by K.E. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Monika has already been instrumental in offering me a place of solace and aiding in my exploration of the root cause of feelings that have been consuming me. I appreciate her welcoming & comforting demeanor, I was so nervous about joining as I've never felt too comfortable opening up or worried I would be "judged" and she has been nothing but warm, open, and safe to be vulnerable with. I really look forward to my growth and exploring/identifying the underlying issues that are impacting me and how to feel happier, healthier, and more confident. I'm so grateful to have found Monika during these trying times!

Written by J.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Monika for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Monika is so understanding and supportive. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for insight into themselves.

Written by S.A. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Monika was a fantastic counselor for the time that I was in Arizona. She was incredibly caring and thoughtful, and really cared about my progress and well being. We had a great connection and she really helped me process my emotions. She is super supportive and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by C.H. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Monika has been a life saver for me. She is professional, compassionate, and so amazing in her gifting. I am truly grateful for her and her expertise to help me. She is amazing and genuinely cares. She reaches out and gives her full attention . She is someone I would recommend to all. She is the breathe of fresh air I needed to truly heal.

Written by A.M. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Monika is the best counselor I've ever worked with. She's holds me accountable without being harsh. She has helped me in countless ways and I can easily pinpoint in my daily life places where I used her advice and teachings. She sends very helpful worksheets, videos, and articles, and will send messages throughout the week letting me know she's there if I need her. I feel incredibly supported by her, and I trust that she is listening and has my best interest at heart. I had to switch counselors when I moved to another state, and it was incredibly sad to do so, otherwise I'd still be working with her!

Written by B.R. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties

Monika does an amazing job of listening and hearing what you yourself may not even realize. In the short time I've had with her, she has opened my eyes to many things that have completely changed how I view myself, and the world around me -for the better! She is by far the best counselor I have had the good fortune to work with.

Written by H.A. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Monika has been an incredible support for me. She is attentive and gets to the heart of matters and offers valuable insight. She offers a stress free, zero pressure environment and always offers a resource after sessions both within BetterHelp and other videos/articles/worksheets on other websites. I am eternally grateful for the support Monika has provided and I cannot recommend her enough!

Written by H.A. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Monika is amazing, even when I drop the ball she messages me to make sure I know she cares and she always ends our chats with verbal affirmations. Truly a dependable person/therapist.

Written by A.L. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Monika has been nothing short of a blessing for me as I navigate a new time in my life. She has helped me in getting through personal trauma as well and navigate and live a more healthy life!

Written by A.U. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Monika is incredibly supportive. I feel like she is always rooting for me. I would recommend Monika to anyone!

Written by C.H. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She helped me when I was lost and didn’t know how to sort my stressed out if not traumatized feelings. I needed help and understanding that not even my family could provide despite their best efforts. When I went through a really tough panic attack she responded immediately and walked me through it. I recommend laying out everything that you think and feel right away because her understanding will help you get back on your feet faster and you won’t ever feel alone to wander.

Written by H.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

I’ve only been speaking to Monika for a few weeks, but I’ve already encouraged to people to look into BetterHelp. So far I’m very happy.

Written by J.E. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Monika has been great even though it's only been a few weeks. I can reach out to her whenever and always get a quick response.

Written by N.I. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thank you for listening to me and helping me.

Written by E.L. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching

Monika Cheang has been a wonderful therapist to work with. Her insights and inputs have been the push that I needed to keep working through a challenging season in my life. She always responded promptly and thoughtfully to all of my communications, and I have really been thankful for her expertise and knowledge.

Written by C.H. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Monika Cheang is an excellent example of support. She is constantly reaching out to me and letting me know that she is there for me. When we've had our session I felt that she totally understands what I'm going through. I'm looking forward to working with her. It's a comforting feeling knowing that I can reach out to her as I need. That's what I love about this app.

Written by L.A. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

She is has great listening skills, very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by E.L. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

Monika is phenomenal! After months of feeling like I had no one to turn to and as if my issues didn’t matter, Monika immediately stepped in and asked me what I wanted to work on and gave me methods. Within days I had my first video appointment with her; whereas, with my original provider I had been seen twice in three months. I get as often as I desire, which is weekly for me, and I’m able to set up the appointments to where they fit my schedule. If I’m having a stressful/not good day, I can simply send a message to Monika and she gives me tips and methods to help me get through the day. I love having a counselor I can rely on!

Written by R.E. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is truly caring and a wonderful person. She makes you comfortable from the very first session. She has tools to help and very empathetic. I would recommend her to everyone.

Written by J.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Monika is warm and caring. I talk A LOT, and she is a great listener and very patient. She validates my thoughts and feelings, asks good questions, and offers a lot of perspective, insight and compliments. She’s kind and non-judgmental, not only to me, but to the people and relationships I talk to her about.

Written by L.A. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is kind and insightful. She is open and willing to hear and offer perspective that I didn't quite see before. I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time. This experience has been such a huge blessing. It's so nice to be able to check in periodically throughout the week in between our scheduled appointments. I don't feel like a burden, I feel like her desire to help and be kind is very genuine.

Written by R.I. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Monika is thoughtful.. attentive.. professional & time is well spent with her.