to Strength Redefyned, where your needs are the priority. There's strength in vulnerability and giving yourself grace.
I am passionate about serving fellow providers and other professionals. Often times, driven and highly motivated Black professionals experience anxiety and high levels of stress that can present as feeling anxious, over-tired, nervous, difficulty concentrating, as well as other commonly overlooked symptoms.
The demands of your career and personal life can create fatigue, whether physical and/or emotional.
I am here to serve you
As a successful Black professional serving as a therapist, speaker/trainer, and consultant, I understand the challenges that come with being the one who is typically leading and helping others. I am a Therapist offering individual counseling, marriage and couples counseling, and group work (self-care groups and marriage/couple support groups) to clients in:
~ North Carolina
Education & Background
I am a Therapist/ Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been a mental health clinician for 9+ years and a helping professional for 15 years.
~ Counseling/Clinical Social Work (US + UK)
~ Traditional Outpatient Therapy
~ Counseling the Military population
~ Behavior Specialist Consultation
~ Program Coordination
Specialized Skills & Training:
~ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
~ Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
~ Clinical Supervision
~ Prepare-Enrich (Couples)
2007 - 2009
University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Social Work
2001 - 2006
North Carolina Central University
Bachelor of Social Work
My goal as a professional:
My goal is to use my skills, training, and experience to provide a safe space for you to be heard and receive support during your stressful times. With me, you don’t need to have it all together, I am here for you. With an emphasis on providing a unique experience of a space that will be yours and prioritize you, I look forward to meeting you!
As a successful Black professional, I understand the challenges that come with being the one who is typically leading and helping others. I am passionate about working with Black professional women to identify and define their strengths and goals, as well as to “redefyne” the narrative of strength.
"I spent roughly 4 months doing counselling with Monique on issues such as anxiety, relationship issues and self esteem.
As someone who was new to counselling, I was very nervous about it. Monique always made me feel comfortable and was very understanding when I was talking about the issues I was facing. She helped me set goals and work towards them in a very supportive and constructive way, with great feedback and at a pace I was comfortable with. She is flexible and responsive. Very grateful to have had her support through a challenging time in my life.
J. Breen (February 2021)"