Monica  White

Monica White

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Massachusetts, New York Accepting Online
Boston Accepting In-person
Updated September 30, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Communication issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Intimacy challenges

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It’s healthy to want to have a career and life that you love. I'll help you find your own personal brand of values to make choices and decisions that will help you accomplish your major life goals. We can look at the experiences in your life that are causing you to feel indecisive and stuck. And together, we will create a realistic plan of action that feels right for you.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Optum
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $106 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $106
  • Initial session: $106 (60min)

Therapist's note

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. Payment is due at the time of the session, and she will give you a monthly bill to submit to your insurance company, who will then send you a check directly.


Location(s)

Boston practice
101 Federal Street, 19th floor, Boston, MA 02110
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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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 Please inquire for hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"

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!

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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She was very cheerful and open.

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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She was very energetic and clear about her style of care.

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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Monica was receptive, open, and interested in learning more about my situation!

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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She was very thorough and friendly!

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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She really understood me and what emotions I was feeling.

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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Monica listened to my concerns and efficiently and effectively explained her therapy approach. She was very kind.

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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She was very friendly and answered all my questions.

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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Monica was on time and nice.

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- Zencare client • September 2020

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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.

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- 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