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Monique Preston, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Greetings! I'm Monique a Licensed Clinical Social Worker residing in Virginia. I'm a proud veteran and parent. I have six years experience collaborating with individuals, couples and families to overcome their identified obstacles and enrich their experiences. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

I have experience with grief and bereavement. mental health and substance misuse, depression, anxiety and life transitions.

My treatment style is person centered. Applying the techniques of evidenced based interventions is powerful for the treatment of personality disorders, trauma, anxiety, and depression. My approach is primarily cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic, with an emphasis on DBT skills.

Together, building a positive, supportive therapeutic relationship we can overcome anything life brings to us.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

VA LCSW 0904013001

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monique Preston. 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.

Monique is very easy to connect with and does a great job getting right into the nitty gritty of reaching your goals.

Written on Jun 06, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have disliked almost every therapist I’ve used. I have previously found therapy to be a waste of my time. Monique is a delight and has changed my view.

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

She is awesome. I just love her.

Written on Apr 25, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Miss Preston has a very welcoming and opening demeanor about herself even through a video chat. She still made me feel like I was actually able to talk and open up about everything.

Written on Apr 08, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve had a few sessions with monique and so far I’m really enjoying talking with her. She listens to me and gives me advice when I ask for it and suggestions for new techniques to help me cope with things and overall has been a wonderful therapist to have

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Monique is very understanding and makes me feel relaxed when I’m talking to her

Written on Feb 06, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem