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Licensed Professional Counselor

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

Hello Friend! Everyone at one point or another will feel weighed down. Some may describe it as feeling 'lost in a web of frustration' swirling with a host of unbearable stressors; others as feeling tired, anxious or depressed. Others may not know what's wrong, where to turn or who to talk to. My work as a psychotherapist began in the clinical setting where I garnered vast amount of knowledge to enhance my expertise in various modalities of treatment, including the latest conventional treatments.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I provide to all, a genuine, non-judgmental, active-listening style. My goal is to help YOU find YOUR innate tools for personal growth. You may feel weighted down, lost in a web of disillusioned frustration, nowhere to turn or even talk. You deserve a safe place of understanding to unravel the lots of confusion. My objective is to get YOU to focus on what is in YOUR control, not on the energy-stealing obstacles outside the sphere of hope. I will help YOU focus on what's priority - not the noise.

What you can expect from our first session

When you sign up for sessions with me, you will find an equal partnership in your journey toward recovery that will be detailed in a Welcome letter from my private practice: Pragmatic Solutions Therapy, informing you of the secure and encrypted platform link where all our sessions will be held.

I am highly invested in helping you reach your goal(s). Which is why after every session you will also receive YOUR weekly specific tools toward recovery.

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Insurance carriers MONICA accepts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey

More about MONICA

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Texas @ Brownsville
License type: LPC (Texas)
Gender: Cisgender Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic, and Latinx
Languages: English and Spanish
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Anger Management, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Grief, Loss, Stress, Women's Issues, Bipolar Disorder, and OCD
Modalities: Strength-Based, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Multi-Systemic (MST), Trauma Focused, and Acceptance & Commitment (ACT)