Monique  Bellefleur

Monique Bellefleur

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Framingham practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Monique Bellefleur is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Framingham, MA who specializes in eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. She sees adolescents ages 13 and up in addition to adults across the lifespan. Her practice includes all genders as well as families.

Monique comes from a humanistic perspective that utilizes a number of different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her approach is rooted in strengths-based therapy that helps clients develop more self-compassion and acceptance of who they are and what makes them unique. She also works with her clients to become more grounded and in tune with both their minds and bodies by utilizing different mindfulness practices. She takes a team-oriented approach and frequently works with a team of nutritionists and primary care providers to ensure all of her client’s needs are being met.

Monique believes that everyone deserves to realize their fullest potential and live the life they deserve. Before entering private practice full-time, she worked for three years at the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) where she conducted eating disorder assessments, lead groups (including one on binge eating), and connected individuals to higher levels of care. She also has experience educating communities on creating body positive spaces and is a certified Body Project leader. She received her EdM and BA from Boston University.


Message to clients

Thank you for taking the time to consider working with me and, more importantly, for taking the time to consider working on yourself. Whether we are going through a tough time or looking to grow, therapy can be an important support in our lives.
Over the past few years I have worked with and learned from clients with a diverse range of life experiences and through this work developed a specialty in treating eating disorders, negative body image, poor self-esteem, anxiety and depression. I believe that we all deserve self-compassion, self-care, and the chance to feel good about who we are and what we are doing in this world. I believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible and that everyone has the potential to learn how to accept themselves with all of their unique quirks and qualities in order to embrace a fuller, more joyful life.
Most importantly, I believe therapy is a space to be heard - to express our honest selves and learn to use our voice in a nonjudgmental space.
I hope you will consider working with me.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


General expertise


Insurance

Monique Bellefleur is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Monique can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Framingham practice

971 Concord Street

Unit 7

Framingham, MA 01701

Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), 2016 - 2019

Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Boston, 2015 - 2016

Boston University, EdM, 2015

Boston University, BA, 2010


Languages

  • English