Monica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Oregon. Monica believes therapy is a collaborative process between the client(s) and therapist and believes therapy should be client directed. Monica aims to provide a safe and supportive space, free from judgement, where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Monica provides therapy through a systemic approach focusing on who the client is and how they interact with their environments. Monica also employ a strengths based approach and believes that clients have internal strengths and tools in which they can rely on. In therapy Monica tends to use the following theories and models of therapy: Solutions Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies (Marriage and Family Therapy) – Colorado State University
Bachelors of Science in Psychology – North Dakota State University
License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Monica has attended various additional trainings since beginning to practice in 2009 including post graduate training using CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, other trauma focused trainings, training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, training in Gottman theory, and various additional trainings in providing therapy to individuals, children, teens, adults, couples and families.