Monica White is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers teletherapy to clients living in NY or MA and specializes in working with college/graduate students and young professionals in these areas: anxiety, stress management, career counseling, communication challenges, relationships, and self-esteem. She also does coaching-based work with clients using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques. She really enjoys helping individuals improve their quality of life by learning how to be their authentic selves through building their self-esteem, building social skills, etc. Many of her clients are high functioning but do not know how to approach the world of mental health and are working through specific challenges.
Monica utilizes an eclectic treatment approach that takes into account an individual’s needs and goals. She provides validation and does a lot of skill building that teaches clients how to create boundaries and how to be more assertive. Through the use of ACT, Monica’s clients learn that they can make life decisions based on their identified values, rather than based on feelings or on others opinions. For example, if someone’s value is for stability, they want to make choices related to that. Monica's sessions are collaborative and interactive, and utilize role-playing exercises when appropriate to help clients gain a better understanding of how their choices impact the quality of their relationships.
As a trained yoga teacher and founder of an active tennis group, Monica frequently incorporates grounding and mindfulness-based techniques to teach her clients exercises they can utilize for self-care and increased awareness. She also helps her clients find ways to have control over the joy and gratitude they encounter on a day-to-day basis. For clients who need more support, Monica has a strong network of providers she can refer them to.
Monica is friendly and warm, and she strives to create a space where clients can learn how to utilize their voice to live the life they deserve. She wants each of her clients to leave feeling more empowered to take control of their lives. She looks forward to meeting you.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Intimacy challenges - Difficulty building and maintaining close interpersonal relationships, avoiding feelings of vulnerability within one's close relationships
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Monica is an empathetic, caring, and compassionate person who clearly wants to help improve others' quality of life. She truly takes the time to listen and learn about you to find your best path!" - Zencare client • September 2020
She was very cheerful and open." - Zencare client • September 2020
She was very energetic and clear about her style of care." - Zencare client • September 2020
Monica was receptive, open, and interested in learning more about my situation!" - Zencare client • September 2020
She was very thorough and friendly!" - Zencare client • September 2020
She really understood me and what emotions I was feeling." - Zencare client • September 2020
Monica listened to my concerns and efficiently and effectively explained her therapy approach. She was very kind." - Zencare client • September 2020
She was very friendly and answered all my questions." - Zencare client • September 2020
Monica was on time and nice." - Zencare client • September 2020
She is caring, dynamic, and understanding. Monica has given me the confidence and tools to keep on moving forward as I take control of my life." - Zencare client • October 2019
"Everything went great; Monica was friendly, reassuring, AND scheduled an appointment within a day of the call!"- Zencare client • December 2019
"She was very friendly and touched on all of the points that I wanted to discuss. She gave an informational overview of how she counsels and her strategies. I felt a good rapport with her immediately."- Zencare client • May 2020
"Monica took the time to explain how things work."- Zencare client • May 2020
"Monica was very personable friendly. She put me at ease."- Zencare client • May 2020
"So excited for our first session!"- Zencare client • May 2020
"She was honest, realistic, and positive."- Zencare client • May 2020
"Monica explained the platform and sounds friendly!"- Zencare client • May 2020
"She was kind and listened to my concerns while telling me how she normally coaches patients in her practice. "- Zencare client • May 2020
"Monica was awesome and had great skills. She totally understood me and my needs and knew how to handle them with a plan. She was very friendly and bubbly."- Zencare client • May 2020