Monica is a bi-lingual Spanish speaking Licensed Master Social Worker who has been practicing in New York City for ten years in a variety of non-profit, public service, and clinical settings. She graduated with a BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an MSW from Stony Brook University.
She understands the importance of a healthy, honest, and trusting therapeutic relationship and utilizes a blended approach to therapy to best guide clients to their chosen outcomes. She has worked with clients in addressing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, adjustment issues, and interpersonal relationships.
Monica has a special interest in working with communities of color and understands the underlying layers of trauma that often manifest with present issues, and works with clients to develop or improve skills that ultimately lead to a more grounded life experience. She works through a holistic lens and anchors much of her work in the connection of the mind, body, and spirit. Monica understands the stages of change and works with clients as they reconstruct their current realities, both in thinking and in practice.
“I believe that therapy is a process of ebb and flow, such as life, and having a therapist who can not only hold space for you, but act as a caring and intentional observer, can make a significant impact in one’s healing journey.”