As we arrive at the beginning of a new calendar year, many of us make declarations of what we will and won't do in the year to come. Quite often these promises are too big or difficult and we end up feeling bad about ourselves for not achieving the aimed for goal.
I invite you to think of this entrance into a new year as a portal: an opening, like so many others that life offers us. An opportunity to be more conscious of the ways in which our thinking and our behavior serves us and those with whom we interact.
Portals also offer the opportunity to vision what may be possible on the other side of that which we know. To explore new horizons: both interior and external ones.
Wishing you a Peace-full, Loving 2019.
About Monique: Originally trained in psychoanalysis and Gestalt, I am certified in Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Comprehensive Resource Model and Past Life Regression. I am certified in both Reiki and Shamanic practices and ceremonies. In addition I have been a student of Meditation for over 20 years.
Although I recently moved from New York City to Syracuse (upstate NY), I was born in France, grew up in Central America and have lived in many different states and countries. Although moving around was difficult at the time, it allowed me to experience different cultures, ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations. This understanding is helpful in my work with my clients as it enables me to understand and put into context each person’s particular background and way of viewing the world.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I was an editor and a security analyst for a financial institution, a translator, an office manager for a community action group and program director in a community center where I developed several programs. These varied experiences have given me a wider lens to understand and connect with my clients.
In addition to providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples, I co- leading trips to South America to connect with and learn from Indigenous healers and wise elders, run a variety of workshops, teach clinicians how to use a multi-modal approach in their practices and help individuals and organizations in program visioning and development.
Monique's website: http://www.moniquelanglcsw.com