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Monique West Psychotherapy, LCSW-R

Not Taking New Clients

Monique West has been told that she has a natural ability to create an environment that encourages self-exploration and a safe space. She works with adults with ADHD/ADD, offering organizational coaching and impulse control techniques. She also specializes in treating clients around issues of depression, anxiety, burnout, stress management, and trauma.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • Weight Loss
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Women’s Mental Health (Pregnancy, Infertility and Post-Partum)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
  • New York
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“I believe strongly in the transformative energy of the human spirit.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I believe strongly in the transformative energy of the human spirit. I believe that with self-determination and a knowledgeable, nonjudgmental approach, one can reach a place of absolute self-fulfillment, genuine inner peace, and meaningful healthy connections with others. Clients have told me that I have a natural ability to create an environment that encourages self-exploration and a safe space.
What should someone know about working with you?
I offer relational therapy; clients hold a piece of the process so I ask them to take accountability in the therapeutic work. I often assign followup exercises to encourage clients to increase their insight and awareness and achieve their treatment goals at a higher rate. I believe the therapy intake process should not be burdensome and I offer a 100% paperless intake process to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am continuing to learn more about trauma-focused care and learning how to guide clients through their trauma recovery process using somatic processing and internal family systems interventions. I welcome opportunities to collaborate with other therapists in the field who are experienced in working with clients diagnosed with PTSD.
“I believe that with self-determination and a knowledgeable, nonjudgmental approach, one can reach a place of absolute self-fulfillment, genuine inner peace, and meaningful healthy connections with others.”