Offering sliding scale fees and free sessions for frontline healthcare workers
Monica Nastasi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She sees clients navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, mindfulness, relationships, life transitions, and mind-body alignment. Her particular area of specialty is combining traditional talk therapy with mindfulness practices, including meditation and breathwork. She highlights the importance of the mind-body connection, helping clients feel more attuned to sensations and grounding in the body. And as a Somatic Experiencing Therapist, Monica works directly with the nervous system of clients, exploring and healing trauma that is stuck in the body
Monica offers a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being, tailoring her approach to each client’s unique concerns. As a Reiki Master, she also offers gentle hands-on sessions to alleviate physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. Monica is dedicated to creating a warm, supportive environment, conducive to facilitating healing and growth. In the office will often be a sweet (hypoallergenic and non-shedding) therapy dog, unless otherwise requested.
Monica welcomes clients of all ages to her practice for individual psychotherapy and family counseling. Her office is located by the Bedford Avenue subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Cultivating mindfulness skills to improve emotion regulation and enhance quality of life
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Mind-body alignment - Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body.
Monica Nastasi is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, 2013 - Present
Manhattan Charter Middle School, 2011 - 2013
Day Treatment School for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Teenagers, 2009 - 2013
NY Presbyterian Hospital, Outpatient Child Psychiatry Clinic, 2009
Center for Neurofeedback and Integrative Health, 2006 - 2007
New York University, MSW
Penn State University, BA in Psychology