Monica Cristina Gallegos, LCSW

(She, Her, Hers)
Preferred Name: Monica

About Me

Hello, I am Monica Gallegos, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDR trained therapist and currently an active student in the Somatic Experiencing® Professional Training. Growth Through Healing was created with the mission to support individuals in healing from challenging life experiences whether in past, present, or concerns about the future. As individuals we all are in an ongoing process of development, including our sense of who we are. As a trauma therapist, I believe that our bodies and minds are deeply connected. Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events in our lives. Trauma however impacts the communication between mind and body leading to those experiences impacting our present and future. As a EMDR trained and SE Practitioner in Training, I utilize both EMDR and Somatic techniques to support in healing. My goal is to provide you a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental setting. I believe that only when we feel safe, are we able to delve into our experiences, our challenges, and allow for the space to heal and grow. My goal is to provide a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental setting. I believe that only when we feel safe, are we able to delve into our experiences, our challenges, and allow for the space to heal and grow.

Education & Experience

BA in Psychology- University of California, Irvine MA in Social Welfare- University of California, Berkeley

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA, NASW

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants

Language

  • English
  • Spanish