Monika - Grace

Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, ThM, MA

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Monika - Grace

Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, ThM, MA

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Location

Offers online therapy

Grace Counseling & Psychotherapy
5575 Lake Park Way
Suite 100-6
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 430-4996

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Announcement icon I offer video/teletherapy/telehealth/telemedicine and telephone sessions through HIPPA protected platforms. Available for crisis sessions.
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I am Rev. Dr. Monika Maria Grace and I welcome you to my page! In our first session together, I also welcome you to my real or virtual office and I invite you to make it your own safe space. I explain that therapy is a process, a relationship, and an adventure. It's also a gift of discovery and renewal that only you can give to yourself, especially in our challenging days. In this process, my role is to listen, to support, to challenge, to guide, and to celebrate you as you are becoming more courageous to face the parts of yourself you were avoiding, more accepting of yourself and of others, and fully present in your life.
For over 25 years, I have practiced psychotherapy with people from all walks of life. My approach evolves as your process deepens and your needs change. As an ordained minister, I also have training and formation in spiritual direction and I can help you explore spiritual and faith concerns as part of the therapy process.
I believe we are created with tremendous capacity for good and we are given inner resources to overcome the gravest difficulties. This faith renews my love for my work and my strength as a therapist. I feel the greatest joy when I witness people's healing from emotional pain as they are making peace with the past and with the challenges of the present.
En nuestra primera sesión juntos, les doy la bienvenida a mi oficina y los invito a que se sientan seguros en su propio espacio. Les explico que la terapia es un proceso, una relación y una aventura. También es un regalo de descubrimiento y renovación que solo tú puedes darte a ti mismo. En este proceso, mi función es escuchar, apoyar, desafiar, guiarte y celebrarte a medida que te vuelves más valiente para enfrentarte a las partes de ti mismo que estabas evitando, aceptándote más ti mismo y a los demás, y siendo totalmente presente, en tu vida..
Durante más de 25 años, he practicado psicoterapia con personas de todos los ámbitos de la vida. Mi enfoque evoluciona a medida que su proceso se profundiza y sus necesidades cambian. Como ministra ordenada, también tengo formación en dirección espiritual y puedo ayudarlo a explorar preocupaciones espirituales y de fe como parte del proceso de psicoterapia.
Creo que hemos sido creados con una tremenda capacidad para el bien y se nos brindan recursos internos para superar las dificultades más graves. Esta fe renueva mi amor por mi trabajo como terapeuta. Siento la mayor alegría cuando presencio la curación de personas con dolor emocional cuando están haciendo las paces con el pasado.
Em nossa primeira sessão juntos, lhe dou as boas-vindas ao meu consultorio e convido-o a torná-lo seu próprio espaço seguro. Eu explico que a terapia é um processo, um relacionamento e uma aventura. É também um presente de descoberta e renovação que só você pode dar a si mesmo. Nesse processo, meu papel é ouvir, apoiar, desafiar, guiar e celebrar você, à medida que você se torna mais corajoso para encarar as partes de si mesmo que estava evitando, aceitando mais a si mesmo e aos outros e sendo plenamente presente na sua vida.
Por mais de 25 anos, tenho praticado psicoterapia com pessoas de todas as esferas da vida. Minha abordagem evolui à medida que seu processo se aprofunda e suas necessidades mudam. Como ministra ordenada, também tenho treinamento e formação em direção espiritual e posso ajudá-lo a explorar as preocupações espirituais e de fé como parte do processo terapêutico
Acredito que somos criados com tremenda capacidade para o bem e nos são dados recursos internos para superar as mais graves dificuldades. Essa fé renova meu amor pelo meu trabalho como terapeuta. Eu sinto a maior alegria quando eu testemunho a cura das pessoas da dor emocional quando elas estão fazendo as pazes com o passado.
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“Psychotherapy is the process of self-recovery that brings you peace with the past, freedom to live in the present, and hope for the future.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Net
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Military OneSource
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • PHCS Network
  • Reliant
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 32 Years
  • License: California / 24462
  • School: Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley--ThM in Spirituality and Psychotherapy
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Pacific School of Religion / MDiv--Ordained Minister
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: McGill University / PhD--Counseling Psychology
  • Certificate Date: 1994

Location

Grace Counseling & Psychotherapy
5575 Lake Park Way
Suite 100-6
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 430-4996
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Immigration--Multi Cultural Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexuality and Spirituality
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: French, Greek, Portuguese and Spanish
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cross-Cultural Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Monika - Grace, PhD, MDiv, ThM, MA, Psychologist in La Mesa

Monika - Grace

Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, ThM, MA