Monica is passionate about helping you understand your anxieties, process your emotions, and develop a strong sense of self. She can support you to develop internal confidence and cope with daily stressors, which can strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
Monica is especially interested in supporting young adults and adults through stressful life transitions (academic, relationships, career, etc.), as she has experienced stressful transitions herself. She will help you develop the tools you need to adjust to these changes. Monica also works with people who struggle with perfectionism, stress management, life transitions, and depression.
Monica works with you in a power with/power together dynamic. She values your experiences and will create a safe space for you to share them. She uses a strength-based, anti-oppressive approach to highlight your abilities and power.
Monica draws on approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, self-compassion, and mindfulness to tailor therapy to your needs. Monica’s master’s thesis focuses on the psychiatric experiences of children and young adults to promote mental health justice in our communities.
Master of Social Work (Honours), Ryerson University (2020)
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) with Psychology Minor, Ryerson University (2019)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate – Level 1 (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Living Works)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Introduction (Ontario Association of Social Workers)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder (Ontario Association of Social Workers)
Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario Association of Social Workers