Monica enjoys working with adolescents and young adults who are hoping to live a more authentic life. In session, Monica pairs compassion and empathy with humor to create a safe and supportive environment for personal growth. She enjoys working with individuals struggling with various life transitions, anxiety, and self-esteem issues.
Monica earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will be working with adolescents and young adults who need additional support as they navigate through significant life challenges. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders, self-esteem and identity issues, disordered eating and body image concerns, as well as issues specific to college students.
As Monica believes everyone is inherently worthy and capable of living a full and meaningful life, she practices utilizing a strengths-based lens and an integrative approach. She mainly utilizes interventions originating from acceptance and commitment theory, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, and contemporary psychodynamic theory.
Monica actively and compassionately walks alongside clients on their unique journey towards healing. This looks different for everyone, yet often includes working together to cultivate compassion and curiosity, clarify values, challenge one’s inner critic, and ultimately increase self-awareness. It is her hope that clients leave empowered with the tools necessary to live a values-aligned life.
Monica earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in Chicago, and her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from UNC Wilmington. Monica has worked within higher education prior to her starting her counseling career in private practice. She continues to grow roots in Wilmington and the counseling profession and looks forward to walking alongside others in their life journey.