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, relationships, communication/social skills, decision-making, and self-esteem/self-awareness. 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 and practicing: mindset, motivation, identity development, and interpersonal skills. 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's sessions are collaborative; and she uses interactive exercises when appropriate to help clients gain a better understanding of how practicing decision making skills impacts the quality of their daily experience.
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, happiness, 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