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Monica Bestawros

Monica Bestawros


16 years of experience
Solution oriented

No matter how hard we try in life, inevitably we come across unpredictable waters. Sometimes riding the waves of life can be delightful and sometimes it can be soul crushing. Thus, I seek to help high functioning adults and adolescents to "embrace uncertainty and live joyfully through the process." I hope to energize and empower you to become the best version of yourself, especially during times of adversity. I work with you to evaluate your life goals and to gain insight and clarity about factors that might influence your success. I personally have experienced the power of having someone offer support in both the good and bad times of uncertainty, and it would be an absolute honor to support you as you navigate your life!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I understand that many people might feel a little nervous during their first session. Thus, I do my best to make you feel comfortable. After I introduce myself and briefly go over basic housekeeping practices, I attempt to collaborate with you about what you would like to gain out of therapy. Together we identify goals that meet your needs that will hopefully be both therapeutic and empower you.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I aspire to establish a healing atmosphere grounded in a variety of evidence therapeutic interventions, including Family Systems Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Mindfulness, Existential Psychology, Psychodynamic Theories, Internal Family Systems, Exposure with Response Prevention, Gottman, Attachment Theory, and Art Therapy techniques.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My personality typically comes across as bubbly and energetic. I naturally smile a lot. I also believe that laughter can be used therapeutically to reduce cortisol levels, and when appropriate I do incorporate it into sessions. Clients that tend to gravitate towards me typically are either individuals who 1) encounter anxiety 2) are navigating life changes or 3) are dealing with family or relationship concerns. I also have notable experience dealing with individuals that have been impacted by cancer, that identify as lgbtqia+, immigrants, and first generation Americans. I hope you will schedule an introductory meeting with me via the grow therapy platform. There we can address any further questions or concerns you may have.

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