Monica  Bergnes
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Monica Bergnes

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Connecticut, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated February 3, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Monica Bergnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. Monica is passionate about helping people who have experienced trauma, the death of a loved one, or have a complicated relationship with food and their bodies.

Monica’s approach to therapy is based in both traditional talk therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy. She helps clients understand how the ways their bodies respond to traumatic memories functions to keep them safe. She then teaches clients new ways to calm both their minds and bodies in the face of those triggers. Monica takes a trauma-informed approach to therapy, making sure that each of her clients feel safe and supported during sessions. She is also a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and works with people who need help recovering from disordered eating and chronic dieting.

Monica earned her Master’s degrees in Psychology and Social Work and is a personable, compassionate therapist. She collaborates with clients to explore their pasts, their identities, and their values. Her goal is to empower clients to confront their emotional reactions to stressors and triggers and to teach clients the skills they need to live comfortably.


Message to clients

When you feel safe with your therapist, when you feel you can tell the truth and be accepted, understood and supported, you will be able to do the work of therapy, which is simply to tell the truth about yourself and your experiences.

We will meet once a week over the course of many weeks and you will tell me what's going on in your mind and your body. By teaching me all about you, you will get to see yourself through a receptive and compassionate perspective; you will see yourself through the eyes of an ally.

You may already have an intuitive understanding that whatever troubles you is in some way a response to some kind of hurt in your past or present. You know that you deserve to be understood in the context of your experiences and what you have learned to do to stay safe and survive.

By acknowledging the innate wisdom of your symptoms we can begin to loosen their grip and you will be able to respond to challenges with greater flexibility and equanimity.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Monica Bergnes is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $300

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30-6:30
  • Tue 9:30-6:30
  • Wed 9:30-6:30
  • Thu 9:30-6:30
  • Fri 9:30-6:30
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30-6:30
  • Tue 9:30-6:30
  • Wed 9:30-6:30
  • Thu 9:30-6:30
  • Fri 9:30-6:30
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Karen Horney Clinic, Therapist, 2013 - 2018

New York University, Master of Social Work, 2013
New School for Social Research, Master of Psychology, 2012


Licensure

New York: 084845

Connecticut: 12473

New Jersey: 44SC06193200


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She is very affable and wants to know the patient's background and reasons for coming to therapy. Great communicator."
- Zencare client • July 2023