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. 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 mindset skills 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. Monica is energetic and warm; and she strives to create a space where clients can learn how to utilize their voice to live the life they deserve.
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
If you receive health insurance through another company, you may have “out-of-network mental health" benefits that cover some percentage of the cost. Monica can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
She texted me ahead of time to make sure it was a good time to call!"
I got a good idea of what therapy will be like; she was very friendly."
Monica was very friendly, open minded, and provided helpful information."
Monica explained her practice and overall clientele very well in the first call. She had a great attitude and personality that came through on the phone very well. She was very understanding and scheduling is very flexible."
She was very friendly and provided a lot of information about her practice."
Monica was very friendly and made me feel comfortable immediately! She answered all of my questions and let me know exactly how a session with her would be. Overall a great first experience!"
Monica got a good understanding of my issues right away."
She was very friendly! Looking forward to meeting with her!"
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!"
She was very cheerful and open."
She was very energetic and clear about her style of care."
Monica was receptive, open, and interested in learning more about my situation!"
She was very thorough and friendly!"
She really understood me and what emotions I was feeling."
Monica listened to my concerns and efficiently and effectively explained her therapy approach. She was very kind."
She was very friendly and answered all my questions."
Monica was on time and nice."
Monica shared enough details to help me gain confidence in seeking help."
Monica seemed relatable!"
She was really kind and comforting, instantly offered to help me come up with a plan to tackle my stress and anxiety."
Monica is a very lovely person to talk to and very open."
She was helpful and kind!"
She listened to what I had to say and shared some insight into how I could approach situations and change my mindset."
Her initial friendly attitude was inspiring to work with."
She was polite, professional, welcoming, and to-the-point."
She easily grasped what I was looking for and gave me insight on how she could help."
She gave a lot of useful information and insight in a short amount of time."
She was informative, fair and calming."
Good conversation and excited to start our sessions."
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."
Monica took the time to explain how things work."
Monica was very personable friendly. She put me at ease."
So excited for our first session!"
She was honest, realistic, and positive."
Monica explained the platform and sounds friendly!"
She was kind and listened to my concerns while telling me how she normally coaches patients in her practice."
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."
Everything went great; Monica was friendly, reassuring, AND scheduled an appointment within a day of the call!"
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."