Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained, HAES Aligned
Accepting New Clients
Monica's Rate: $200/hour
Monica is passionate about supporting individuals to recognize innate strengths that can enable them to overcome the challenges they face in life. Meet with Monica through a free 15-minute consultation call if you would like to learn about how she can support you with positive change.
Direct Billing to:
Medavie Blue Cross
Alberta Blue Cross
Who Can Monica Help?
Monica works with youth, adults and couples to address various mental health concerns. She is also uniquely trained to support individuals who experience eating disorders, disordered exercise practices, and body image concerns.
Monica’s professional experience and training also includes working with the following concerns:
Development of self
Monica's Clinical Focus
Monica recognizes how confusing and helpless eating disorders can be. She understands that eating disorders often start out as a way to feel safe and have control, until they end up causing hurt and controlling you.
Although eating disorders often center around food and/or exercise practices, Monica understands that there are deeply rooted beliefs about oneself and others that contribute to these practices. She believes that knowledge can be incredibly freeing; the more clients come to understand the various experiences that have contributed to the development of disordered eating/exercise, the more empowered they become.
“Every time you run into your experiences rather than away from them, you heal a part of yourself”
Monica’s Approach to Counselling:
Monica understands the privilege associated with joining you in your journey through emotional healing. She is committed to working collaboratively with you to find a therapeutic fit that aligns with you. The process of working through disordered eating and other mental health experiences will look different for every client, however, Monica is passionate about working with clients to uncover the various events, relationships, and societal influences throughout their life span that have come to impact how they view themselves and the world around them. Often, individuals come to believe stories about themselves that can feel incredibly oppressive. Monica works with her clients to begin unpacking and re-evaluating these narratives so that they can begin to re-write their stories from a more adaptive perspective.
Monica is also passionate about working with her clients to understand the biases and barriers that may be impacting their recovery, including diet-culture, anti-fat biases, and cultural/familial perspectives on food/weight/bodies.
Modalities that Monica may Incorporate in Your Therapeutic Journey:
Monica is formally trained in EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis and CBT. She also utilizes aspects of Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Monica honours that each client brings unique qualities to therapy and works collaboratively with them to tailor an approach to their individual needs!
More About Monica
Monica has enjoyed a unique work history, where she has experienced supporting women in the criminal justice system, children and youth in residential care, and children and youth with developmental challenges in a school setting. She truly enjoys connecting with people in various capacities. Monica also adores connecting with furry friends, including her dogs! Monica looks forward to establishing a connection with you to begin the process of healing and growth.