Monique Dean, an adept licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based in California is committed to fostering secure environments for women to heal and enrich their emotional well-being. Grounded in the belief in the transformative power of encouragement, validation, collaboration, and support, Monique guides individuals toward healing and a more fulfilling life.
In her therapeutic approach, Monique offers a blend of warmth, interactivity, and acceptance, providing understanding and comfort for clients navigating issues such as relationship challenges, anxiety, and depression. Monique firmly advocates for the universal right to a safe space for healing, growth, and flourishing, employing evidence-based techniques to surmount obstacles and cultivate healthier habits.
Central to Monique's therapeutic philosophy is the establishment of a supportive and trusting relationship. She ensures clients feel encouraged, validated, heard, and seen throughout their journey. Her integrative methodology combines Psychoanalytic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
Specializing in processing traumatic events, including but not limited to relational trauma, spiritual trauma, and sexual abuse, Monique addresses women's issues and supports work-life balance. She is prepared to explore these areas with clients, working collaboratively towards their healing and personal growth.
We all bear the weight of past experiences, and conquering challenges can feel like a formidable task. There are moments when forgiving others, as well as oneself, becomes a significant struggle. Perhaps, the relationship with oneself has waned due to the absence of clear boundaries in life, entangled with relationships that are challenging to disentangle. In such instances, the yearning for a space dedicated to healing becomes paramount.
Embarking on a journey of healing, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma therapy emerge as potent strategies. These therapeutic approaches play a pivotal role in addressing and processing the impact of past experiences, current realities, and a deep desire for change. By delving into these modalities, one can discover a pathway towards healing, restoration, and the cultivation of a healthier relationship with oneself.
Maria sought therapy for trauma-related anxiety and panic attacks, and with the use of EMDR, she was able to desensitize negative beliefs and develop self-compassion, resulting in a significant reduction in symptoms and a sense of empowerment.