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
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , 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, 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

Years of Experience: 21

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

DC LPC PRC200001348

ME LPC PC6815

AZ LPC 10597


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monika Cheang. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Monika has helped me tremendously in learning to manage my own boundaries in interpersonal and professional relationships in much healthier ways. She is a patient listener and offers great insights.

I began therapy with one idea of what the problems were I was looking to solve, and within weeks she had helped me reframe the entire thing in my thinking.

Within months, she helped me improve my self-confidence and sense of self-worth, which I hadn't even recognized as areas of concern. I am very grateful for the support.

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

As I have said in previous reviews, Monika is extremely good at building trust and providing insight that more clearly helps me understand the underlying factors that influence negative behaviors. This has been one of the best experiences I’ve had with a therapist.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love all the construction feedback I’m getting from my therapist. She’s very informative and sends lots of helpful tools.

Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Monika continues to keep me sane and root me on as I make much needed life changes

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Really enjoying talking with Monika! I always feel like she is actually listening to what I'm saying and give me great insight and tools how to help myself. I would 100% recommend her and I'm so thankful that I found her!

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love her! I feel like for the first time in my life I have a completely safe place to go where I feel loved and supported. She is kind, knowledgeable, and understanding. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Monika is fantastic, and very patient with my scattered brain.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Monika listens and gives me suggestions on how to take a step back, be aware of my surroundings, and move forward in a productive manner. She forwards me interesting articles pertaining to my trauma and guides me with worksheets to understand my situation. Highly recommend her!

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Monika is wonderful and helps me learn and practice methods while teaching them to me. She is a wonderful sounding board for my thoughts and gives very valuable feedback while I work towards being a healthier me.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Cool!

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Monika was a key person in helping me through some really dark times and helped me stay strong and believe in myself while going through the process. She is a life saver.

Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am so glad I found Monika. She helps me work through problems in a way that feels right for me and gives me the non-judgmental support I'm looking for.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

In the short time we’ve worked together, Monika has been a godsend.

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

I love Monika. She is always there for me when I need her with the best advice and techniques to help me be successful.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Monika is outstanding, and having her guidance has been immensely helpful. She has provided a great deal of insight into how my thoughts and emotions work. She has been able to bring to light things about me that I hadn't been aware of. Ultimately, my overall mental health has improved since working with her.

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Monika is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I’m so glad I found her.

Written on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She helped me through such a difficult transitional phase. Made me feel comfortable in myself.

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Monika has been extremely helpful and is very kind and helpful. She is also very knowledgeable.

Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Monika's professionism and insite have been invaluable to me in a time when I need it most.

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I adore Monika. She listens and remembers details about my life I mentioned once. Very kind and I appreciate how amazing she has been for me. She saved me at one point and I can never thank her enough.

Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I can never say it enough but Monika is incredible. She’s personable, intuitive and compassionate. It’s been a graceful journey trusting her and allowing her to support me. I wish I could share her with everyone!

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Monika has been an amazing therapist for me. In fact, I feel like this is the first time I'm actually getting anywhere with therapy

Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Monika for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Monika is the perfect combination of warm & compassionate while also still being able to he clients accountable. She helped me tremendously through such a hard time in my life, and I really don’t know where I’d be without her!

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I appreciate the sincerity and experience offered by Monica. It’s why I returned.

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Monika for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Monika has been there for me for a year plus now! She is understanding of my issues in a judgment-free environment. I would recommend Monika and BetterHelp to anyone of my friends at a moment's notice.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Monika for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has been great helpful and listens

Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Monika for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s absolutely amazing! Compassionate, holds me accountable, encouraging and has taught me so much!

Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Monika for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Monika has been an incredible voice in my life for the past year. She listens and responds and guides me through life’s challenges and my tendency to be over emotional about everything. I have more confidence and self-care, I have better boundaries and I’ve found my voice. I appreciate her so much and look forward to our sessions each week.

Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy 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 on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy 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 on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy 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 on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy 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 on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy 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 on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy 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 on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy 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 on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy 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 on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy 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 on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy 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 on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy 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 on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy 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 on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy 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 on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy 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 on May 29, 2020 after therapy 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 on May 18, 2020 after therapy 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 on May 11, 2020 after therapy 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 on May 10, 2020 after therapy 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 on May 10, 2020 after therapy 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 on May 08, 2020 after therapy 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 on May 05, 2020 after therapy 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.

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