- Supervised by Sonia Dimas LPC-S License #19843
Monica Conlee has been in the mental health field since 2013 when she began studying psychology at the University of the Incarnate Word. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology and Business Administration. She continued her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio, graduating with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December 2019.
Some of the counseling she has done with patients includes trauma work, substance abuse, depression/anxiety, domestic violence, human/sex trafficking, and suicidal and self-harming behaviors. She has also facilitated counseling groups for parents (Love and Logic), career success, and communication skills.
She received her LPC-Associate (formerly known as LPC-Intern) license in February 2020. Some therapeutic methods that she uses in a session include Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT), Solution-Focused Theory (SFT), and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). However, she believes every patient is different and she tailors these methods to his or her needs!
She believes the key to a therapeutic relationship is creating a safe space for the patient, where they are able to share whatever is in their hearts and on their minds without feeling judged. As the therapist, she feels it is her job to empower the patient and give unconditional positive regard so that they may feel supported through the therapeutic journey.
She became a mental health professional because it brings her immense joy to see others grow and accomplish their goals in life. Healing is a difficult process, but being able to witness patients achieve what they have been longing for is extremely fulfilling. She loves providing a warm and welcoming environment for patients so they have someone to entrust without feeling unheard or criticized.
She was born and raised in San Antonio, has a dog named Molly who is a rescue, and loves spending time with her family and friends.