Monika  Paulus
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Monika Paulus


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated May 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

It takes courage to tell your story, be vulnerable, and practice introspection. But as the old saying goes, “a problem shared is a problem halved.” Whether you’re experiencing challenges in your relationships, family, career, health, or questioning your life path, we’ll work together to find a solution.

As a therapist, I often draw from my experience raising a family while pursuing a full-time career in the business world. I’m also an immigrant, which gives me perspective on the struggles of cultural adaptation and adjusting to change. My life experiences— together with my education—provide the foundation for me to help you move through life’s challenges and come out stronger on the other side.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150


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 11 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 11 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 11 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 11 am - 8 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 4 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 4 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

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