My Areas of Specialty
I provide individual therapy either in person or through video telehealth with sessions lasting 50 mins. The frequency of sessions may vary based on unique and personal needs. Therapy may encompass different treatment styles, including cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, solution-focused brief treatments, mindfulness, and somatic strategies.
Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Hello, I'm Monica.
Behind Growth Through Healing.
Welcome to Growth Through Healing.
Hello, I am Monica Gallegos, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, an EMDR certified therapist and a currently active student in the Somatic Experiencing® Professional Training. Growth Through Healing was created with the mission to support individuals in healing from challenging past and present life experiences and concerns about the future. As individuals, we all experience hardships and are in an ongoing process of development and growth where we need support.
As a trauma therapist, I believe that our bodies and minds are deeply connected. Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events in our lives. Trauma however, impacts the communication between mind and body leading to those experiences impacting our present and future. As an EMDR certified therapist and a SE Practitioner in Training, I utilize both EMDR and Somatic techniques to support you in healing. My goal is to provide you a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental setting. I believe that only when we feel safe, are we able to delve into our experiences, our challenges, and allow for the space to heal and grow.
Your Journey to Healing.
Eye Movement Desensitization
helps patients recover from trauma including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
EMDR is a therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories and allows normal healing to resume.
The SE approach allows for the gentle guiding of clients to increase their ability to tolerate difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions. This is done by focusing on the client’s experience of body sensations in connection to emotions. SE supports completion of self-protective body responses, allowing those body states to resolve in a compassionate and safe environment. The founder of Somatic Experiencing, Dr. Peter Levine demonstrates the effects of trauma on the nervous system, and his philosophy of treating trauma, which involves slowly releasing energy trapped in the body.
The primary goal of SE is to modify the trauma-related stress response.
How It Works
Seeking counseling may often bring up uncertainty and uneasiness, this is normal. Counseling does elicit vulnerability in the process; however, we will go at your pace. As you embark in this journey you will come to see this feeling for what it is- strength.
This call allows me to explain the process to you and answer any questions you may have. You can provide information on what you're experiencing and we can explore your needs.
Goals are important. We'll explore what you're experiencing and work together to come up with a success plan.
Book a Session
This is where the work begins! We use our time together to discuss your struggles and successes. I will help facilitate the session but will always take your lead.
How often do we meet for therapy?Most clients meet once a week, while others may meet twice a month. This depends on a person-to-person basis and may change throughout our work together.
Will we meet in person or via video?We can meet either in person or video by logging into a secure, easy-to-use therapy platform for video sessions. Feel free to find the spot that is the most comfortable!
What can I expect during my session?In therapy, you will get the chance to talk through the aspects of life that have led you to therapy and often find that some things are more connected than you may have initially thought. I use my training and experience to increase your understanding and explore ways to support you in coping with your current stressors through learning new skills, while you practice them outside of the session so that they can last you long after our time together.
How long does therapy last?There is no simple answer to this question as some individuals find a few sessions to be enough while others choose to continue to work with me through additional items as they come up. We can collaborate together to help you make the best choice for you.
What's your cancellation policy?We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. A late cancellation (less than 24-hour notice) or No-Show appointment is charged the regular session fee ($175).
What forms of payment are accepted?Payment is accepted through cash or credit cards. Payment is due at the time of service and is collected by HIPAA-secure Ivy Pay.
What are your rates?Rates begin at $175 for 50 mins sessions.
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