ALL ABOUT DR. MONIQUE

Dr. Monique is 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. She provides services in English and Spanish.


Dr. Monique is skilled in providing therapy for a wide variety of clients but her niches have been identified as: 

    1) doctorate-level evaluations to include brief focused assessments, custody evaluations, reunification therapy, parenting coaching; and, immigration evaluations; 

     2) high conflict couples, and/or children involved in high conflict custody cases; 


     3) traditional psychotherapy for adult sex workers (including FSSWers) as well as others in the adult industry to include adult sex trafficking survivors by way of Pineapple Support and other adult platforms, or by direct referral such as a Google search or word of mouth; 

     as well as, 

     4) behavioral health consulting for Arizona and Nevada businesses and clinicians to provide the best quality service, ensuring that best practice processes and documentation reflect that quality. Dr. Monique identifies vulnerabilities in clinical practice and assists in developing strategies for avoiding risk. 


On a more personal note, Dr. Monique is originally from the "Old Pueblo" in AZ, Latinx, have two children, and a husband, enjoy trying new local restaurants, and has 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.