MONIKA LA NUEZ, LCSW
Therapist for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):
In light of the recent Coronavirus developments, it is my utmost priority to ensure the safety of my clients. As a result, I am currently offering Telehealth services to current and prospective clients. I understand that you may be struggling with many worries and fears around this outbreak and its impact on so many parts of your life, and that therapy can be an important outlet to process your thoughts and feelings right now. Please contact me if you would like to participate in Telehealth therapy services. In the meantime, I wish for your continued safety and health.
Are you interested in starting therapy?
Perhaps you’ve found yourself feeling stuck and stagnant, or you’ve found yourself struggling to find purpose and meaning in your life. Maybe you’ve noticed that your relationships are flailing and no longer bringing you joy. Or maybe you’re struggling with negative thoughts about yourself that are limiting your ability to find peace, happiness, and clarity. If any of this feels familiar to you, I can help you start creating the life you’ve always wanted. My therapy services can help you work through the following challenges:
Anxiety & Depression: If you are struggling with anxious thoughts, panic, or depression, I offer skills and tools to manage and decrease your anxiety and depression symptoms.
Addiction & Sobriety: I help clients get to the root causes of their addiction, and help them identify healthy, effective behaviors to help achieve long-lasting sobriety.
Maternal Mental Health: If you are struggling with anxiety during and after your pregnancy, or are dealing with pregnancy loss or postpartum depression, I can help you cope with the challenges that trying to conceive, pregnancy, and motherhood present.
Relationship & Family Struggles: I help couples and families work through their conflicts, develop better communication, and restore trust and closeness with one another.
You deserve a happier life. As your therapist, it is my goal to create an environment where you can be authentic to express anything you need, and to provide you with the tools to start feeling better. I welcome you to reach out to me with any questions you may have, and look forward to hearing from you.
Hi, I'm Monika. I am an individual, couples, and family therapist who is dedicated to helping clients find relief from emotional pain and gain effective coping skills to better manage life’s challenges. I began my training in New York City, working in both East Harlem and the Bronx with clients experiencing struggles with homelessness, HIV, domestic violence, and parenting difficulties. I've been working in the mental health field for over seven years, and was most recently part of a group practice where I specialized in working with clients experiencing addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life stressors, and personality disorders. I utilize DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to help clients gain skills to regulate difficult emotions, manage crises, express their needs effectively to others, and become more mindful of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. I am also an advocate of promoting women’s access to mental health, with a focus on offering maternal mental health services to women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am also able to offer services in Spanish.
I offer a safe, warm environment for my clients to openly share what they are thinking and feeling. Together, we will identify the roadblocks which are keeping you from feeling better, and identify skills and tools you can use to begin feeling relief from your pain. I am truly dedicated to supporting my clients in reaching their therapeutic goals and to achieving increased happiness. I offer a free initial phone consultation and welcome you to reach out with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your path to healing.
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES & FAMILY THERAPY
I provide individual therapy to adults, and have extensive experience working with issues surrounding addiction and recovery, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, parenting difficulties, life transitions, and maternal mental health struggles. I also offer couples therapy sessions for couples looking to improve their communication, reconnect emotionally and physically, and rediscover the joy within their relationship. I have completed my Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy training, and utilize this methodology to guide clients towards happier, more connected relationships. I also offer family therapy to families experiencing conflict and discord.
I am formally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and can provide DBT skills training sessions. During these sessions, clients will learn about how to implement emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills. DBT is an evidence-based therapy, which has proven to be effective for clients experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder, substance abuse, depression, and Bipolar Disorder.
MIDLIFE CHALLENGES AND AGING
I offer support to clients struggling with midlife challenges and aging. This season of life can be riddled with significant hardships, including the loss of loved ones, increased health concerns, physical pain, divorce, fear of death, challenges in relationships with adult children, and feeling regret about past life decisions. It can be difficult to work through these issues alone, and therapy can provide a much needed outlet and source of support.
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
I am an advocate of supporting women and their mental health, with a particular focus on maternal mental health issues such as pregnancy loss, infertility, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and struggles with motherhood and parenting. I completed my training in perinatal mood disorders and perinatal mental health psychotherapy via Postpartum Support International in October 2019.
ADDICTION AND RECOVERY
I work with clients to examine their addiction patterns in order to achieve greater understanding of the function of their addiction to achieve emotional relief. In understanding that, clients can then identify replacement behaviors and skills to achieve sobriety. Clients also explore how to develop healthier, more compassionate relationships with themselves to help support long-term recovery.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Anxiety and depression can both cause significant impairment to clients and their well-being. I utilize my training in DBT and CBT to help clients gain tools to change thinking patterns which may be contributing to their anxiety and depression symptoms, along with tools to create changes in behavior which will help to achieve an improved mood and outlook on life.
6919 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33433