Monica’s private practice is located in downtown San Luis Obispo. She brings a diverse background to the central coast and specializes in treating anxiety, depression, grief/loss, substance abuse and addictions, and physical and sexual trauma. Monica also has a particular interest in supporting women’s mental health issues related to family planning, difficulty conceiving and infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. She holds a BA in Human Communication from Arizona State University and a MA in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute. She also has experience collaborating with the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, probation departments, domestic violence shelters, and the Los Angeles school district. Before becoming a licensed therapist, Monica worked for ten years at multiple investment management companies in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Through her work with clients, training as a clinician, and personal growth Monica believes that every moment can become a gateway to developing the self-knowledge needed to break habitual patterns and relieve suffering. Monica understands that the most important part to achieving a client’s goal is to have a positive and collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe and heard. She warmly welcomes anyone into her practice that is interested in the journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and lasting change.
Some PPO insurance plans allow clients to choose an out-of-network provider for psychotherapy services. In these cases, a monthly invoice is provided that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
For out-of-pocket and co-payments cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. It is customary to pay for sessions at the time of service, unless otherwise arranged. Teletherapy and phone session fee is due before session time through Square.
641 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone (805) 242-8434
Fax (805) 242-4571
Entrance to elevator lobby is accessed from Nipomo Street. Metered parking only.