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About Monica

I have over 14 years of experience in clinical social work. I have worked with individuals, couples and families in different mental health settings, both community and hospital based. I have supported clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and relationship issues such as attachment injuries, infidelity, separation, and divorce. Through my counselling practice, I provide clients with the skills and tools they need to manage their emotions and conflicts more effectively. My role as a therapist is to support clients in making positive changes that improve their lives and relationships. My goal is to help my clients gradually become their own therapist and for couples to become excited about their relationships.

 

I focus my practice in:

· Marital/Relationship Issues

· Communication Issues

· Attachment Injuries

· Separation/Divorce

· Anxiety

· Depression

· Emotion Regulation

 

I have the following Professional Accreditations and Training:

· Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Member in Good Standing

· Ontario Association of Social Workers, Member

· HeartMath® Certified Practitioner, HeartMath® Institute 

· Attachment and Interpersonal Neurobiology in Couples, Mindsight Institute (with Dr. Dan Siegel)

· The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Leader Training, The Gottman Institute

· Level 3 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Institute

· Couples and Addiction Recovery, The Gottman Institute

· Treating Traumas and Affairs, The Gottman Institute

· Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting, The Gottman Institute

· Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy, ICEEFT

· Level 2 training in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy and Trauma, ICEEFT

· Certificate in Family Mediation, York University

· Certificate in Discernment Counselling, Doherty Relationship Institute

· Certificate in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, University of Toronto

· Certificate in Trauma Counselling, Hinks-Dellcrest Centre

· PhD (Social Work), Wilfrid Laurier University (2021)

· MSW (Social Work), University of Toronto (2008)

· BA (Sociology and Psychology), University of Toronto (2006)

 

When working with my clients, it is important for me to understand their background, ethnicity, and belief system. I am well-equipped and experienced in helping clients manage conflict that may flow from cultural differences between individuals, couples, and family members. I provide therapy in Korean as well.