Monica is a registered psychologist passionate about applying current research and psychological principles to equip individuals with lifelong tools and strategies to improve their resilience and mental health.
She utilises a variety of approaches to support her clients including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, relaxation techniques and interpersonal therapy (IPT), as well as narrative and attachment-based approaches. In addition, Monica is trained to administer Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy – a recognised gold standard treatment for PTSD and other trauma-related conditions.
Monica works closely with her clients to deliver evidence-based assessments and interventions according to current best practice protocols.
She enjoys working with late adolescent and adult clients and can assist with:
- Grief and loss
- Substance abuse and other addictions
- 12-step programs
- Attachment issues
- Belonging and identity concerns
- LGBTQIA+ concerns
- Life transitions
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Spiritual and existential concerns
Her previous experience includes working with at risk youth and individuals with anxiety disorders. She also provided supportive counselling in line with 12-step programs, to adults of all ages struggling with addiction, as well as the provision of psychoeducation and support to their families.
Monica has a warm, friendly and engaging manner and values a professional and ethical approach at all times. She is passionate about empowering individuals by developing a strong therapeutic relationship and providing a safe space for individuals to heal from adverse experiences, explore unhelpful patterns, discover their true potential, and lead meaningful lives.
Monica has lived abroad for almost 20 years. As a result, she has a wealth of first-hand experience in cross-cultural communication and culturally responsive practices. She enjoys meeting and supporting people from all backgrounds and has a strong passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
Monica is bilingual and can offer sessions in English or Swedish.