ALL ABOUT DR. MONIQUE

I am a doctorate-level, dually licensed (NV & AZ) behavioral health professional with a specialty in integrated behavioral health encouraging and guiding others to make healthy behavioral changes.

My expertise is guiding all types of clients to make the changes they need in order to be the best version of themselves by creating a personalized plan in order to sustain healthy lifestyle changes through appropriate nutrition and psychological wellbeing via traditional counseling and virtual reality. ​ 

I work primarily with adults/individuals, sex workers as well as others in the adult industry by way of Pineapple Support and other adult platforms, high conflict couples, children (as young as 4 years old), and/or families. I provide doctorate-level psychotherapy, evaluations, and reunification therapy for high-conflict couples, immigration evaluations. 

I am on Warm Springs and Pecos.


On a more intimate note, I am originally from the "Old Pueblo" in AZ, Latinx, have two children, a husband, enjoy trying new local restaurants, and have eclectic spiritual interests. 

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HOW DR. MONIQUE GOT HERE

WHAT WAS DR. MONIQUE'S PATH TO BECOMING A THERAPIST?

I originally wanted to be a lawyer but life happened and I experienced some trauma, had a child, helped find someone to guide her through her trauma, and figured that after being on the “other side of the couch,” I wanted to create a safe space where clients can come and not feel judged. I’ve worked in a plethora of settings, from prisons to hospitals and everything in between. I feel like I’ve heard it all before, so nothing comes as a surprise to me. I’ve learned to create a safe space for others to be their authentic selves.

WHAT SHOULD SOMEONE KNOW ABOUT WORKING WITH DR. MONIQUE?

I work from a philosophy of honesty, transparency, and authenticity. I hold clients accountable for their actions and support them through their journeys of self-discovery by using what I refer to as, "compassionate confrontation." I usually assign homework to clients in an effort to motivate behavioral change and consistency of new habits.

WHAT DOES DR. MONIQUE DO TO CONTINUE LEARNING AND BUILDING COMPETENCIES AS A PROVIDER?

 I maintain my education by attending webinars, workshops, and in-person events. I enjoy learning about all topics, especially how to improve my current skill set. I try to collaborate with other providers worldwide to learn best practices, embrace new skills, and network.