I am happy to share the work I am doing with individuals and couples, including developing skills for communication and working with challenges of relationship.  You will also find information regarding the Sex Positive Groups I do for Women and Teens in the following pages.

I graduated with a Masters in Social Work from NYU School of Social Work in 1983. After getting my LICSW in 1986 (Licensed Clinical Social Worker certification), I became a devoted student of Psychodrama for the next 12 years while working in a variety of settings, from hospitals to schools to crisis intervention centers. For a number of years I have concentrated my studies on Sex Therapy and I am board certification as a Sex Therapist from AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists)

My intention in my work is to draw upon my experience and combine the skills and inner growth acquired over the last 35+ years with a much deeper level of objective  awareness that co-creates with individuals a road towards resolving their present challenges.

My commitment is not just to dealing with obstacles, but to also simultaneously help you in establishing a fully balanced, alive and passionate participation in your life and in your relationships. I feel honored to participate with you in this courageous process.


“The sex positive group for women was one of the most fun and fulfilling things I have done in years. It was such a great group of women – all very, very different – but totally open to exploring and opening up to each other. It was so liberating. Monica did an amazing job of getting us all to explore our sexuality.”
— V.M. Northampton

“Monica is fearless, passionate and non-judgmental when it comes to talking about sex. She creates an atmosphere of joy and honesty, where women can gather and talk openly about sex. I found her group to be rejuvenating and tender at the same time. I think it?’s important that women find places to speak openly about sexuality,  for healing and for continuing to find joy in it all throughout life. Monica creates such a place.”
— L.L. Amherst

“What a wonderful way for women to share a fun and informative evening. Monica’s Sex Positive group is a safe and comfortable environment for us to remember and celebrate our passion. Like Sex and the City, The View and How to Look Good Naked all in one! Call your best girlfriends and sign up for Sex Positive. You will laugh, learn and feel passionate about yourself and those in your life. The four week group enriched my life in ways I am still smiling about – even months later.”
— D.Z. Springfield

“Attending the Sex Positive Group brought me to an understanding that my sexuality is about a lot more than sex. It is about the energy and passion I bring to all aspects of my life. It was a group experience where precious close friendships were formed. The most important bonus, is that it has helped me to communicate with my teen daughter in a way that is opened, honest and aware of the realities of her life and times, totally different than what I grew up with.”
— I.F. Amherst

“The impact that Monica has made in the lives of Holyoke High School students is immeasurable. The guidance counselors in my dept. as well as the schools’ administration and teachers consistently look to Monica for her expertise working with youth.”
— K.P. Guidance

“Literally and figuratively Monica met kids where they were. With each client she forges deep trust that significantly impacted them academically, behaviorally socially and emotionally. Monica was tireless and creative in her efforts to meet the kids needs.”
— J.B. vice-principal

“Monica is a gifted and deeply compassionate therapist who is admired and respected by students, parents and teachers. Her depth of experience and wisdom in her work has broadened our ability to reach adolescents in need of mental stability, reaching teens in need of mental health services.”
— M.F. – Director of HHS Teen Clinic

“Monica – thank you – If it wasn’t for you I think me and my mother would’ve never built our relationship again.”
— A.C. 15 years old

“Thank you for listening to me and hearing me when there was no one else to listen. I know that trying to get myself in a positive mind state will take time but thanks to you I am on the right track again!”
— C.C. 18 years old

“Thank you for everything you have done for me. Your support gave me the courage to continue.”
— Y.A. 18 years old

“Monica, you are the best. You always have been there when I needed you and you always took time off to help.”
— K.R. 17 years old

“Monica – you have been a great help. You really gave me a new outlook on life. You were like a second mom to me…”
— N.R. 15 years old

“Monica- I thank you for everything you have done! I love you with all my heart.”
— Rebecca – 15 year old high school student

“Thank you for your love and support. You have made me a bigger, better and stronger person.”
— L.C. 15 years old