Monica Urbaniak

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Education & Experience

Monica L. Urbaniak is a clinician, trainer and consultant who, for over eighteen years, has worked with survivors of trauma, helping them heal through therapy and support. Ms. Urbaniak also dedicates her time to training clinicians, advocates, and community members on issues related to trauma and sexual violence, including effective treatment practices, principles of trauma-informed survivor-centered care, the impact of trauma on survivors and systems, and social/cultural issues in sexual assault treatment and advocacy. In addition to her previous role as a clinical director, Ms. Urbaniak is a community advocate and activist for the rights of sexual assault survivors. In 2014, Monica was awarded The Profiles in Leadership Award at the Southern Methodist University Women' s Symposium for her significant impact on the city of Dallas and on the quality of life for women overall.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Former Board President, Lifetime Member Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition, Treasurer Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas, Former Board Member, Current Member Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Founding Board Member, Former Board Member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Spanish