Monique Gary

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA)

CA US

About Me

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 16+


Monique Gary is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to individuals ages 16 and older who are residing in California (she does NOT prescribe medication). She specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), effective communication and stress management, although she does not work with axis II disorders. Monique’s philosophy of care involves helping people overcome emotional roadblocks and the fear of acknowledging what they already know by offering gentle, but direct guidance so that they can soar through life by being their authentic selves.


For as long as she can remember, Monique has been involved in helping people grow mentally and emotionally. After deciding to make a career out of something she was naturally doing, she started to attend the University of Southern California where she received a Masters of Social Work, Community Organization, Planning, and Administration. Since then she has received basic training in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT). As a clinician, she most enjoys seeing the people she works with grow emotionally and noticing the differences in them from when they started with her to the present.


In her personal life, Monique loves to travel and goes abroad at least twice per year – so far, her favorite place is Bali. She also loves sushi and Soul Cycle. She likes to live optimistically without losing sight of reality and values loyalty. Her favorite quote is by Dr. Angela Davis: “I am no longer accepting the things I can not change. I am changing the things I can not accept.”



Monique Gary requires no less than twenty-four (24) hours advance notice of a canceled appointment. Clients canceling appointments with less than 24 hours’ notice, will be billed $120 for an initial assessment and $50 for follow-ups, as a No Show Fee. This fee will be billed automatically to the client’s credit card at the time of the cancellation.

Qualifications

Experience

Wilshire Valley/Wilshire Therapy Center          

Los Angeles, Ca

9/15 to present

Independent Contractor


Lasey’s Psychotherapy Services Inc.

Long Beach, CA

07/12 to Present

Owner/Independent Contract



EMQ Families First

Lynwood, CA

06/2010 to 08/2014

Outpatient Clinician


Riverside County Department of Social Services, CPS /Field Family Services, Inc

Pasadena, CA

07/08 to 03/2012



Pacific Clinics/Children’s Intensive Community Services           

07/2007to6/2010                                                                                        CCovina, CA

Children and Family Clinician

                                                                                                               

Contemporary Parenting Institute, Inc 

Los Angeles, CA

10/2008 to 01/2010

Program Manager


Pacific Clinics  

Covina, CA

 03/2006 to 07/2007                                                                                                                                       

Serenity Infant Care Homes  

Covina, CA

5/05 to 5/06                                                          


VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Los Angeles, CA

9/04 to 5/05

                                                                                              

Families in New Directions        

Los Angeles, CA

08/03 to 04/04

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Masters of Social Work, Community Organization, Planning and Administration, December 2005

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

Bachelor of Arts in Social Policy, December 2002   

Basic Training, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), October 2008

Basic Training, Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), March 2009

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Effective Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • ADHD (adult)
  • ADHD (child and adolescent)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional-defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Sexual Issues
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Women's Issues and Health