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.