Hello, and welcome. My name is Monique Rourk, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Here is a bit of information about me and my counseling style. I am a very relaxed and flexible. I have been told that I am very down to earth, caring, and easy to talk to. I would describe my counseling style as compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental, and meeting you where you are at. Our sessions are relaxed and focused on your goals. You are an active participant in identifying therapy goals and choosing options on how to address them. Depending on your needs, therapy can be more of talk therapy, sharing and processing thoughts and feelings. It could also incorporate solution skill-based focused. We talk about options and come up with a plan together that will meet your needs.
My goal is to assist each individual to develop a rational philosophy of life that will reduce emotional distress and self-defeating behaviors, thus resulting in the ability to be happier and live more fulfilling lives. I believe that each individual is unique and that therapy approaches are to be flexible and unique as well. My philosophy is that each individual has the right and capacity for self-fulfillment and self-respect. I practice an integrative approach, with strong emphasis on client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy. I focus on providing holistic therapy, that addresses all aspects involved in an individual's life to stabilize and improve well-being. I assist with creating safety, developing self-awareness, and develop skills for coping and emotional stability, to promote optimum health. While I have engaged in many areas of therapy focus, I am specialized in addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addiction, sexual and BDSM related concerns, personality disorders, self-care, self-esteem, mood disorders, relationship concerns, problem solving, and stress-related concerns.
I hold a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and have worked in the counseling field for 16 years. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Georgia and Michigan. I have specialized training in trauma and PTSD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Strong Families parenting program, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skill development.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401016649
GA LPC LPC012280
WA LMHC 60735601
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monique Rourk. 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 let’s you breath and process therapy at your own rate.
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Monique for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I have been meeting with Monique for a month now and I love our sessions so much. She really helps you work through problems with a clear head and she really listens. I have tried to find the right therapist for years now and I am so happy
Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Monique for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Monique is fantastique!
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Monique for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd
I've been actively in therapy for over 5 years and I can say that Monique is the best therapist I've worked with!
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Monique for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Monique us very attentive and honest with me
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Monique for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
I was extremely nervous going into therapy and didn’t know what to expect. Monique made me feel welcome, and she took the time to truly listen to what I’ve been through. I feel through each session I understand myself and my feelings a bit more.
Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Monique for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes