I am a 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. It is my honor to be here for you!
I look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AZ LPC 10597
DC LPC PRC200001348
ME LPC PC6815
VA LPC 0701012249
Monika is amazing! I have been able to completely change my way of thinking and take care of myself more than ever. She is a great listener and will give you feedback. She is a blessing in my life and I am so thankful I found her
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Monika for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Monika is absolutely incredible, she’s helped me so much and I feel very connected to her and her advice, questions, and input always help to gear me in the right direction. Truly so grateful for her!
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Monika for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem
I’ve had many therapists but I’ve never felt as heard and understood by one like I do with Monika Cheang. She’s kind, honest, and straightforward. I’m so thankful she’s my therapist.
Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Monika for 3 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Monika is so wonderful. She is warm and kind. She is also one of the most insightful people I’ve ever met. She asks the questions I need asked and has helped me dig down into the underlaying issues. I can’t recommend her enough.
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Monika for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
Monika is warm and insightful, helping me to feel grateful for the positives in my life at a time I was feeling anxious and depressed. She challenges my negative thinking, and offers practical exercises and guidance that have vastly improved my mental health. Thank you, Monika, for your empathy and skills!
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Monika for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
Monika is amazing! She is very kind and understanding. I always enjoy talking with her and I feel like I always come away with new insights that I can implement
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Monika for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues