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About Monica

Monica Chwojdak, LPC

Hi There.  Here's some brief information about me.  You are always welcome to ask me about my experiences and knowledge regarding your needs.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) approved by the VA Board of Counseling to practice therapy.
VA LPC #0701005917
 

 

Special Interests

Concerns/Issues of Active Duty Military Members, Veterans, and Families
Trauma of First Responders, Medical/Mental Health Caregivers, Law Enforcement 
Professionals of High Risk or Unsafe Careers & Family Members
Transition and Adjustment Issues
Self-esteem and Identity Concerns
Anxiety/Depression
Self-Harm/Suicide Ideation

 

Experience  

  • Combat Medic (U.S. Army Veteran)
  • Crisis Counseling/Suicide Prevention (Paraprofessional & Volunteer)
  • Long-Term Mental Health Hospitals (Adolescent & Adult Acute Care)
  • Short-Term In-Patient Facilities (Adolescent & Adult Care)
  • Employee Assistance Program support (Emergency Responders & Health Care)
  • Group Therapy Facilitation (EAP, In-Patient)
  • In-Home Counseling (Adolescent & Family Care)
  • Court-Mandated Counseling
  • Outpatient Therapy (Child, Adolescent, Adult Care)
  • Day-Treatment Program Counseling (Individual, Group)
  • Play Therapy and Expressive Therapy
  • Counseling for Military Members, Veterans and their families

Education/Professional Development

  • Marymount University- Post-Graduate Education (2011-2012)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs- Master of Arts, Counseling (2010)
  • University of Maryland U.C.- Bachelor of Science, Psychology (2007)
  • Various training seminars and professional development education to include: Suicide and Self Harm Interventions (2009), Basic & Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training (2011), Advanced Mindfulness (2012), Sand Therapy (2012).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA), Member
  • National Board of Certified Counselor (NBCC), National Certified Counselor #268228
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMCHA), Member
  • Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors (VACC), Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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