She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Monika is a Counselor and Life Coach who supports people during life transitions—including marriage, divorce, career changes, motherhood, and grief and loss. Whatever her clients are going through, Monika is a compassionate listener who reframes the situation so clients can see it in a more positive light.
Monika’s approach draws heavily from logotherapy, which promotes action toward finding life’s purpose. She also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and solution-focused therapies to help clients examine life transitions, relationship friction, and the many other challenges they might encounter in life.
Mental health and physical health are intertwined. Monika believes a holistic approach that incorporates good nutrition, exercise, and a sense of humor enhances talk therapy. Through this approach, clients are able to reinvigorate their enthusiasm for life and find optimism for the future.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Years of Experience: 7 years
Resilience Lab, Mental Health Counselor, 2022 - Present
Ron Villano Family & Personal Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - 2022
LIU Post, MS Mental Health Counseling, 2016
Adelphi University, BS Psychology, 1987
New York: 112342