Monika Wiese MS, LPC-IT
Persistent experiences of anxiety, sadness, fear, and anger and as well as addictive behaviors inform the psyche (the soul, the spirit, the mind) it needs healing. Monika is a graduate of Divine Mercy University and is formed to treat clients holistically using best practices of psychology combined within Christian theological and philosophical principles. Foundational is the client’s goodness, created out of love in the image of God, with an inherent orientation to flourish in relationships and life circumstances by drawing on one’s faith and adopting and maintaining good habits, or virtues, in behaviors and communications with others and oneself. Monika’s philosophy is that God’s love is the ongoing source of healing.
Monika has experience working with children and adolescents. Her goal is to foster hope, trust, autonomy, and a sense of accomplishment in her clients using age-appropriate therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and play therapy. Goal-oriented, she encourages clients to explore and develop the virtues needed to overcome challenges. Developing one’s identity is critical for wholeness and as a daughter of immigrant parents, Monika can empathize with the struggles involved in navigating two cultures and finding a stable place of belonging.
Monika is married and has 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading spiritual classics, walking in nature, curling, and spending time in prayer. A life-long learner, she recently started learning how to play the harp.