Monica Bhatia, LCSW
I truly believe that helping people find and focus on their strengths helps lead them toward a more fulfilled life. Although it may seem difficult at first, I am confident that a positive therapeutic relationship helps people accept and work through their emotions to help them grow. I most often use a strengths-based and client-centered approach in therapy. It’s important for my clients to feel heard, respected, and comfortable in the therapeutic relationship.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Spanish and Education. I was a junior high and high school teacher for four years. During my second year of teaching, I began my Masters in Social Work at Aurora University. I have worked in the school system for approximately 10 years. I truly enjoy working with children of all ages. I have experience helping children and young adults in many different areas including anxiety, peer conflict, adjustment disorders, ADHD, behavior difficulties, and more. Seeing children and young adults grow emotionally and socially is extremely rewarding. I also have experience working and collaborating with parents and other caregivers, as I believe we are all on the same team.
On a Personal Note
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outside with my dog, traveling, or reading a good book.
“You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on.”