Monica is the Executive Director/Founder of Clinicians of the Diaspora, LLC. This venture has allowed Monica to align both her social justice arm along with her desire to promote health in BIPoC community. In her work, her therapeutic style is grounded in a relational, solution-focused approach. Much like her work as an artist, her therapy is enriched with a colorful blend of inspiration, confrontation, and transformation. Monica recognizes the power connected to storytelling as it relates to processing with groups of both indigenous and ethnic backgrounds. This is a foundational aspect of the work she co-creates with her clients.
An LCSW with a professional passion which cuts across youth-centered work, program development, solution-focused counseling, and education. She remains a highly competent, innovative and, creative thinking individual with an astounding specialty in social work and consultancy and exudes a huge passion for healthcare.
Monica continues to create and develop workshops and trainings for corporations and individuals alike. Her primary focus remains engrained in anti-racism work, racial trauma and restorative justice work. Monica believes that healing is not only revolutionary but a radical act of self-love. She is very social justice driven, applying that passion to with the New York City Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System, providing therapy to actors at the Public Theatre and students at the Icahn School of Medicine.
Monica is co-currently working towards her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center at CUNY. She research focus is a culmination of her advocacy interest and will focus on minority stress and analyze its effects on the intersectional relationship of their individual chosen and prescribed identities. Monica also holds two academic positions; at NYU and Hunter College.