Monica Sager, MA, LMHCA, MHP | Specialties

 

Relationship Issues

Whether it’s a relationship between parents and their children, husband and wife, siblings, or systems and individuals – any and every kind of relationship is worth exploring. I have sat with these types of relationships, encouraging conversations about trust, respect, understanding love languages, increasing quality of communication, empathy, and more. Whatever your relational struggles might be, I’d be happy to help you navigate your way toward strengthening those bonds.

Individual Counseling

I have over a thousand hours of experience working with individuals – children, teens, young adults, and adults. I often engage in client-centered therapy, allowing for concerns about a variety of topics to be brought up and discussed in therapy (examples include relationship struggles, sexuality, gender identity, spiritual development, trauma narrative work, coaching, and more).

Depression

Personally, I have gone through depression and understand the intensity, extent, and impact it can have on a person’s ability to function. Professionally, I have many hours of experience sitting with clients who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. As a result of our time together, many of those clients were able to overcome their struggles with self-harm, self-contempt, loneliness, low motivation, isolation, etc.

Anxiety

I understand what it’s like to feel panic, fear, and worry viscerally. I have worked with many clients dealing with anxiety and have seen them learn how to manage it well in order to live a life of joy and freedom. If you are familiar with the limitations of anxiety, you can feel encouraged that healing can be found.

Trauma 

I have worked with many children, teens, and adults on addressing PTSD symptoms from a variety of traumas (sexual, physical, emotional abuse, neglect, or witnessing something traumatic). I utilize trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to address previous traumas in a non-triggering way. I also offer psycho-education on the effects that trauma can have on the brain.