2863 Executive Park Drive, Suite 106
Weston, Florida 33331
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Monica Arroyo LCSW, Shawnda Burns LMHC & Associates
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Monica Arroyo, LCSW, CAP, SAP

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Monica Arroyo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida with over 16 years of experience in Behavioral Health. Her areas of expertise include working with couples, individuals and families. She works closely with her clients to address issues of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, grief, addictions and relationship issues.

Monica's approach to counseling can be described as eclectic. She utilizes a multitude of therapeutic approaches: cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic, existential, behavioral or family systems therapy depending on the individual needs of her clients. Monica can be best described as a caring and warm therapist. She works closely with her clients to assist them in a supportive manner to take steps towards living the life that they want and deserve. She believes that one of the most important components of psychotherapy is having an atmosphere which is supportive, patient, validating and compassionate.

In the past years, Monica has been focusing her experience and love for counseling to the marital and relationship field. She has been trained with the PAIRS foundation (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills); and has been leading marriage counseling seminars in Spanish to assist couples to learn practical everyday day skills to deepen their relationships through communication and connection. She has attended the Smart Marriages conferences to train with the pioneers of the marriage counseling field to provide couples with cutting edge research and well- proven techniques. In her work with couples, she focuses on strengthening communication skills, resolving conflicts, repairing wounds and hurts, deepening intimacy, and ultimately enhancing her clients' overall relationship satisfaction.

In her work with individuals, she utilizes psychodynamic skills which focus mainly on family of origin issues. Monica believes that we all are products of a lifetime of conditioning, beginning with families of origin. This conditioning can have a negative impact on adult relationships as well as self-concept. She assists her clients to understand their underlying patterns and how to change them to achieve healthier relationships and a more satisfying life.

Monica is originally from South America; born and raised in Lima, Peru where she completed her High School education. She then relocated to New York City and completed her undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and her Master's degree in the prestigious New York University (NYU). Her graduate work and internship was completed under the supervision of New York University's School of Social Work.

Monica credits her Hispanic roots for her unique ability to address and understand issues related to the Hispanic culture; including immigration and assimilation. She empowers her clients to resolve feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness and isolation that can be experienced by new immigrants. She often conducts individual and marriage counseling sessions in her native language (Spanish) which allows her clients to work through their acculturation process with someone who understands their culture, values and traditions.

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Education:

  • Master Degree in Social Work, New York University, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Brooklyn College, New York , NY
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Credentials:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lic. #SW7520)
  • Certified Addictions Professional (Lic. #2440W)
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Over 13 years of clinical experience:

  • Psychotherapist - West Broward Counseling Center, Weston, FL
  • Psychotherapist - A Place for Growth, Weston, FL
  • Psychotherapist - Center of Psychological Effectiveness, Plantation, FL
  • Addiction Therapist/Counselor - HighPoint Recovery Center, Cooper City, FL
  • Addiction Therapist/Counselor - Broward Addiction Recovery Center - Perinatal Addiction Program, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Case Manager - Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Healthcare System, Newark, NJ
  • Sociotherapist/Counselor - Graham Windham- Services to Families and Children, New York,NY
  • Resident Advisor - Covenant House- Mother/Child Crisis Unit, New York, NY
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Professional Interests / Specialties:

  • Interactive style blending warmth, compassion, and humor
  • Helping individuals, couples and families to have difficult conversations, which help them, overcome obstacles that seem overwhelming, problems that appear unsolvable, and issues that have been unresolved
  • Counseling men and women overcome depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship problems
  • Helping people break long-standing patterns and make positive changes in their lives
  • Counseling couples communicate, resolve conflicts, build intimacy and teamwork
  • Special interest in people's resilience and ability to reconnect with their passion and move toward meaningful goals and life-enhancing achievements
  • Expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families with an emphasis in reality-based and acceptance and commitment-based therapy
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Professional Conferences attended:

Smart Marriages� Conferences
Orlando, FL (June 2009 - 4 days)
Denver, CO (June 2007 - 5 days)
Atlanta, GA (June 2006 - 4 days)

International couples & marriage therapy conference to train with the pioneers of the marriage counseling field to provide couples with cutting edge research and well-proven techniques. Presenters included: John Gray, Harville Hendricks, Tony Robbins, Cloe Madanes, Michele Weiner Davis, etc. Monica pursued trainings related to: healing from affairs, how to achieve healthy married sex, rekindling desire, future of marriage, Imago, taking space, healing from separations, developing intimacy & passion, relationship repair.


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