Monika (Niki) Montecillo

About My Services

About My Services

Hello! I am Niki Montecillo with Intuitus Group Counseling Clinic, PLLC. I am happy that you have taken this step towards healing for yourself and your loved ones. I offer counseling to children (4 years old and older), adolescents, and their families, as well as individual counseling to adults.

I have counseling experience in a variety of settings, including a grief counseling center, a children’s advocacy center, and at Catholic Charities. My experience with clients includes, but is not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relational Issues
  • Major Life Changes
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues

My modalities of treatment include:

  • Talk Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Please feel free to call or me with any questions and to see whether I am the right fit for you or your loved ones.

Approach

Approach

When we meet, my initial goal is get to know you and your story and to build a strong, trusting relationship. Sometimes a difficult situation can seem like a litany of problems and symptoms, and it can be frustrating to find that usual solutions don’t seem to be “fixing” the problem. Remember: you are not the problem – the problem is the problem!

I believe that apart from innate personality, each person has been influenced by the nature of his or her early and formative relationships with others as well as the experiences and structures provided by his or her family. Although some life experiences may hinder a person’s mental, emotional, or psychological well-being, the goal of counseling is to resolve problems by allowing that person to confront those problems and difficult emotions within the context of a therapeutic relationship and find healthier and lasting solutions.

Play Therapy

In play therapy, your child will be able to express him or herself in an environment where (s)he is fully accepted by me, resulting in a strong trusting therapeutic relationship. Children are not at a developmental stage where they can express their experiences and feelings verbally; they are remarkably creative and expressive in their play behavior. A way to understand this is that “play is a child’s language, and the toys are their words.” In play therapy, your child will be able to “play out” his or her issues, which allows him or her to build, rehearse, and master the skills needed to change the way (s)he resolves problems. As your child’s counselor, I will help your child by using the therapeutic relationship as a foundation to implement specific techniques that help your child to make these changes. Although each child is different in progressing through therapy, this healing process could reasonably last between 10-20 sessions.

Client Forms

Client Forms

Consent & Policies – All new clients, please complete and bring with you to our first session.

Minor Client Background – Children and teen clients and their parents, please complete and bring to our first session.

Adult Client Background  – Adult clients, please complete and bring to our first session (for couples, each person completes own copy of this form).

HIPAA Form – All new clients, for your reference (no need to print or bring it with you).

Fees and Scheduling

Fees and Scheduling

I offer private counseling to clients on a weekly or biweekly basis. Appointments are scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. In certain cases, I provide monthly appointments on weekends.

Payment is due for each session at the time services are rendered, payable to Intuitus Group Counseling Clinic, PLLC, or IGCC; cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. My fees are $100 for couple or family sessions (1 hour), $100 for the first individual session, and $80 for each subsequent individual psychotherapy session (1 hour).