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An online interpersonal counseling platform where teens from ages 12-18 can receive virtual therapy.
Online counseling makes therapy affordable, discreet, and available through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. All teens can benefit from having a counselor at their fingertips to discuss issues such as coping skills, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, depression, bullying, anger, eating disorders or any other mental challenges.
Areas of Expertise
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind! NLP is the study of excellent communication–both with yourself, and with others. It was developed by modeling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients. NLP is a set of tools and techniques, but it is so much more than that. It is an attitude and a methodology of knowing how to achieve your goals and get results.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
An important advantage of cognitive behavioral therapy is that it tends to be short, taking five to ten months for most emotional problems.
“Before I came to Ms. Monroe, I had given up on therapists and therapy in general. I was convinced that I would never find the right therapist for me. I never thought that I would find someone that understood me and my struggles. I was wrong. I found the right fit. It is so comforting to have someone that celebrates in my accomplishments and helps me through my struggles, the way that Ms. Monroe does. She has been nothing but amazing in helping me through my struggle with self-worth. She has never made me feel as though there is something wrong with me, rather she has provided me with coping skills, encouragement, and endless support. I cannot recommend her enough, as the kindness starts from the moment you walk in the door and continues even after you leave.”
– Meagan 16
“About 3 years ago, I came to a Pretty2Me workshop and met Ms. Monroe for the first time. I tried to convince myself that seeing talking to someone about things that bothered me would help, yet I was always reluctant to go and even more reluctant to share. I was super- scared to speak up and scared to share my mistakes. I didn’t want to confront my problems, and I didn’t understand that it was possible that if I worked really hard, they could go away. Ms. Keyonna brought me out of my shell and helped me to make changes to myself that I didn’t think I could and thought nobody would. I am so grateful to her and happy I have her as a counselor and a mentor. She really understands what I go through at school, and she has really helped me feel more confident in who I am and what offer to the world.
– Shannon 17
“Ms. Monroe is like the cool aunt and role model all at the same time. I used to feel a lot of pressure to fit in with other girls, and I couldn’t figure out how I was going to handle being in a new High School. Ms. Monroe helped me figure out myself so I could figure out the right friends for me, the right activities to be a part of all while learning to like and accept me for me. She does the one on one counseling and she was also at the school once a month and bonded with the other girls in the program. She showed me how important it was to build the right sisterhood, and she taught us on campus we are stronger when we’re together”
My daughter has been in counseling for over 4 years with Ms. Monroe and not only have I seen an improvement in how she speaks or feels about herself, I’ve seen the change in her grades, choice of friends, and how we communicate with each other. We met Ms. Monroe during a field trip for canoeing in Marina Del Rey, and it was at a time my daughter was going through some rough things and really needed the counseling and support. I was very concerned and anxious having to change her counselor at a time when she had a lot of things going on that were very hard for her to cope with. Ms. Monroe was able to establish trust from my 11-year-old daughter in just one conversation during the trip, and my daughter was so excited to continue after her first real session. Once that trust was established you could truly see the positive effects the counseling. What my daughter loves most is that she can attend the workshops with all the girls, and then have the comfort of speaking to Ms. Monroe in her own home. She really looks forward to her sessions because she knows it’s a safe place for her to really express how she feels without judgement or shamed, but also able to talk and sort through how she may be feeling to express them in a positive and productive way.”
– Mrs. Westbrook