Monica Willhite

M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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More Personal Details

Education

Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from MidAmerica Nazarene University (2016)
M.A. in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University (2015)
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies/Education from Texas Women’s University (1996)
Professional license held in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC Associate)

Experience

2022 – Present: Zen Life Counseling, Therapist
2021 – Present: Recovery Club America, Therapist, Group Facilitator
2020 – Present: My Health My Resources of Tarrant County, Safe Babies Trauma Therapist & HIP Therapist
2019 – 2021: Christian Works for Children, Counselor, Play Therapist, Group Facilitator
2010 – 2019: Global Health Innovations, Administrative Director
2009 – 2017: Manna Global Ministries, Country Director, Haiti
2014 – 2015: Serenity Life Resource Center, Counseling Intern
2014 – 2015: Life Matters Counseling, Counseling Intern
2012 – 2013: Treasure in Heaven, Sponsorship Program Coordinator
2004 – 2006: Manna Relief Foundation, Teacher: English to Speakers of Other Languages
2003 – 2004: Cowman International School, Reading Teacher, grades 1-8 and School Librarian
2002 – 2006: Manna Relief Foundation, In-country Coordinator for Community Outreach and volunteer coordinator
2001 – 2002: Abilene Christian Academy, Sponsorship Program Coordinator

Personal

I’ve had many experiences in my life so far, and they have all contributed to my love of counseling and my role as a therapist. Those experiences have led to a passionate belief that everyone’s story is important and giving voice to those stories is invaluable. I began my career as a teacher in the U.S. and abroad, and have over 15 years of experience in international non-profit organizations and community development. Through these experiences, I grew to love hearing other’s stories and saw the healing power of true relationships. I eventually returned to school to become a counselor and turned my passion for valuing experience into a path for healing and consider it an honor to do the work I do. I am a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University, where I received my Master of Arts in Counseling and a Certificate in Play Therapy. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Texas Woman’s University. I have experience in private practice, schools, non-profit organizations, and agency work. I started my counseling career working as a counselor and play therapist for a non-profit organization, leading groups for individuals struggling with grief as well as post-adoption support groups. More recently, I have worked as the Safe Babies Trauma Therapist in Tarrant County, serving families involved in child welfare. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and stages of life, and especially love working with individuals recovering from trauma and supporting parents through life’s challenges. I work from an attachment perspective, with a special interest in the parent-child attachment relationship and how that impacts our lives from childhood clear through adulthood. I am trained in EMDR and several other modalities to support individuals working through a history of trauma and life’s stressors. I have deep respect for the courage it takes to make the first step in the counseling process and it is my desire to provide a safe, secure place to find hope and healing.

Specialties within Logos

Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management

All of our therapists are trained and equipped to help you through issues related to anxiety, depression, and stress using a variety of techniques and tools designed specifically for you.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

This is a therapeutic technique that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences (trauma).

Neurofeedback, QEEG, & other Alternative Therapies

We are happy to offer testing and therapeutic services using a variety of holistic approaches. These approaches can be used as either supplemental services to traditional therapy or sometimes in place of them.

Play Therapy & Art Therapy

Both Play Therapy and Art Therapy can be used to help clients interpret, express, and resolve their emotions and thoughts. Although Play Therapy is often used for children, Art Therapy can be used with a wide age range.