Monica  White

Monica White

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients at 40 Yukon Ave, Worcester, MA 01605, USA (updated October 09, 2019)

Accepting new clients at New York, NY 10001, USA (updated October 09, 2019)


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 decision-making should not by how others are making them feel but through their values. For example, if someone’s value is for stability, they want to make choices related to that. Her sessions are collaborative and interactive, and she does role-playing exercises when appropriate to help her 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


General expertise




Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $120 (60min)
  • Sliding Scale: $106 - $120
  • Initial sessions: $120 (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)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Address

40 Yukon Avenue

Worcester, MA 01605

Hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
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