Accepting new client at Cypress location and Houston Adventist Academy
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
Hello! I am Monica Stiles, Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate under the supervision of Alice Payne, LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist-S. I obtained my Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston – Victoria in May of 2022. In addition, I graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a Specialist Degree in School Psychology and currently hold a license as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. I have seven years of experience working in local school districts where I had the pleasure of working with children aged 3 through 21 who receive special education services and their families providing assessment and counseling services. While working with children and families in the schools, I have been able to help students reach their full potential by providing them with knowledge of coping skills, social skills, and various other skills appropriate to the school setting. I have experience completing evaluations and creating interventions for children experiencing ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Depression, Anxiety, and other various mental health difficulties.
I believe a collection of experiences throughout my life has led me to my calling of becoming a counselor and mental health advocate. I truly believe mental health is equally as important as physical health. I tailor my approach to the unique needs of my clients by utilizing an integrated approach combined with evidence based theories and interventions from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, and
various play therapy techniques. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Throughout my counseling experiences I have worked with clients on topics such as trauma, divorce, life transitions, anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. I look forward to meeting you wherever you are in your journey and working alongside you as you accomplish your goals and create the life you desire.