Monica believes deeply in each individual’s unique and innate ability to heal. She understands that people seek therapy because something is no longer working in their lives and that symptoms of dissatisfaction and suffering may emerge simultaneously in mind, body and spirit.  By creating an environment that allows her clients to explore their inner selves with a compassionate curiosity, she partners with them in the work of re-realizing their natural place of well being. Monica was trained in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.  Her approach to therapy has also been strongly influenced by her training in Internal Family Systems Therapy.  An area of special interest and ongoing study for Monica is the mind/body connection as it relates to healing and mental well being.  Monica has been practicing in Chicago since 1999.

Clinical Interests:
Trauma, addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, body image, stage of life issues in: individuals, adolescents, couples and families

Education and Training:
Clinical Fellowship Certificate: Northwestern University 2001
MS in Marriage and Family Therapy: Northwestern University 1999
BM in Music Performance: Boston University 1980
Solution Focused Couple’s Therapy Certified 2010
Program Assistant IFS training 2002 – 2003
Internal Family System’s Training 2001
Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Illinois 2001

Appointment Hours:  Day and evening hours available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Fees & Insurance:  $130 per hour session; BCBSIL PPO

Contact:  (vm) 773-334-6160 x4
Email: 
monica@ravenswoodtherapygroup.com