Monica Stalvey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience. She has worked with all populations, including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with mental health, substance use, and comorbid diagnoses in an array of environments: schools, outpatient clinics, psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, and accountability courts. She received her Masters in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Valdosta State University in 2012 to continue her passion for helping others.
As a counselor who has seen people change, she believes anyone can, and empowers individuals to become the expert of their own life. From her experience, it is often misconceived that a person has to have severe mental health issues in order to receive treatment; she knows this is false. Treatment also encompasses anyone who may be struggling with stress, change, circumstances, problems in general, and more. Fortunately, seeking treatment means you do not have to manage whatever you are going through alone. Therapy will provide a safe environment for you and establishing the therapeutic relationship is a top priority within the counseling perspective she utilizes, where you will experience empathy, non-judgmental understanding, active listening, patience, and support. A few of her areas of competency include depression, mood disorders, anxiety, addiction, psychosis, personality disorders, self-esteem/awareness, and domestic violence. She works with clients to assist them with goals they choose by formulating a plan for the changes they want to make.
She is naturally a compassionate, caring, easy-going individual, who has always had a passion for helping others. Monica welcomes the opportunity to work with anyone. She fully believes in the statement that people choose to be a therapist because they can relate to others, as she has shared many life experiences that are similar to numerous clients she has worked with. She adds that she is excited to assist clients and is proud of anyone choosing to start the process to an improved life and encourages you to continue your path, regardless of who you choose to work with.
Personally, she has 3 adult children and one husky she considers her 4th child. She enjoys reading, cooking, music, and nature in her free time.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou