I'm Monica. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I obtained my Master of Social Work degree along with my Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. I also obtained a dual Associate degree in Education and Behavioral Science from Georgia Military College.
I started my journey working in child welfare in the state of Georgia. During this time, I worked with families on reunification and meeting the basic and social/emotional needs of the family unit when possible. I also worked with the state of Georgia in providing life skills to young adults that were impacted by the child welfare system. I have 15+ years of experience working with individuals, families and children who find it difficult to cope with daily life stressors, communicate and manage feelings.
Acknowledging the change we need in certain areas of our lives can be tough... I offer a collaborative approach in identifying coping techniques, changing thought patterns and behaviors that interfere with your daily routine so that you may live the life you desire. A trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation for a successful outcome as you aim to become your authentic self and achieve your goals. I look forward to being a part of your journey.
More about me
I specialize in working with parents that are experiencing difficulty supporting the social emotional needs of their minor children. I also have specialized input regarding navigation of the educational system. My therapeutic approach involves focusing more on your strengths in a client centered approach with implementation of Solution Focused Therapy; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Mindfulness; Stress Management and Wellness Services.
Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, abuse, adjustment, relationship issues, life stressors, school related concerns, behavioral challenges- I will assist you in identifying goals to enhance your unique strengths and capabilities.