Monica Ianelli helps clients in New York City regulate their thoughts and emotions through engaging talk therapy in both individual and group sessions. Learn more about the techniques that she uses to free people from the causes of depression and anxiety.
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS:
Monica provides one-on-one individual psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents. She draws from a wide range of theoretical approaches, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and general interpersonal psychotherapy. Monica’s approach is collaborative, and engaging. She works with each client to form the best personal, therapeutic method for that client’s specific and unique set of circumstances. Monica believes that therapy is a process of acceptance and change, with an ultimate goal in guiding her clients to resolve or alleviate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning. Sessions are 45 or 60 minutes, depending on the client's needs.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an innovative treatment available for adults and adolescents who have difficulty regulating their emotions and behaviors. DBT combines proven therapy techniques and skill-building practices and has proven to be highly effective in helping adults and adolescents manage intense emotions and self-harming behaviors including: self-harm, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, anger problems and Depression. DBT is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), that was developed in late 1980s by Marsha M. Linehan. DBT focuses on teaching individuals the behavioral skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. This approach works towards helping people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The goal of DBT is to help both adults and adolescents replace problem behaviors with more adaptive ways of coping with distress so as to improve the client’s quality of life and to live a more fulfilling and purposeful life.
Monica was Intensively trained through Behavioral Tech, LLC, Marsha Linehan’s training institute. This model can be adapted for many problems and when working with Monica, she will tailor treatments specific to your needs.
To Learn more about DBT, please read article here.
COMPLICATED GRIEF THERAPY
Complicated Grief Therapy is an evidence-based therapy designed to help people suffering from the loss of a loved one. Designed from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other interpersonal therapies. CGT is administered in 16 weekly sessions. Founder of The Center of Complicated Grief @ Columbia University, Dr. M. Katherine Sheer describes Complicated Grief (CG) as "what occurs when the instinctive adaptive process of a bereavement gets stalled."
Monica just recently completed both Level I and Level II training at the Center and would be described as an "informed" CGT therapist. If you have questions about CGT, please contact Monica directly for more information on assessment and criteria inquiry.
And, to learn more about CGT, please visit www.complicatedgrief.org