Monique West, LCSW is the founder of Awaken The Power Therapy she founded Awaken The Power on the premise that people deserve a holistic, nurturing and non judgmental space where they can access the latest and most effective mental health treatment and approaches. Monique believes that the relationship between a person and their therapist can heal old emotional wounds and transform a lifetime of emotional pain and emptiness.
Monique is also a therapist in the practice and uses a strength based approach to guide clients to tap into their own inner power. Monique is an expert in working with symptoms and issues of Relationship Communications Conflicts, Anxiety/Depression, Adult ADD/ADHD, Chronic Childhood Emotional Invalidation, and Surviving a borderline personality disordered parent as an adult. Ms. West is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University where she teaches graduate level courses to master of social work students.
With over a decade of practice, Ms. West is an expert in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety & communication issues through individual & couple’s work. Ms. West is trained in PREPARE/ENRICH a proven couple’s program that offers marital & Pre- Marital therapy through skills training for couples. Monique has also completed Level 3 Gottman Training an effective straightforward approach to couples therapy. Monique also uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) approaches in couple’s therapy to better enhance the work with her couples clients. Monique approaches therapy with a solution based and attachment/trauma oriented focus. Ms. West believes that with affirming client’s strengths, it increases the opportunity for a client to build on their success and become more instrumental in their own lives. With over a decade of practice, Ms. Monique West has noted that her clients have seen marked improvements in their moods, behaviors & daily functioning within 10 sessions!