Hi, I’m Monica Hildebrand and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas
I specialize in individual and couples therapy. I believe that every individual can heal, grow and flourish. My communication style is collaborative, and I build relationships through trust, rapport, and authenticity. I approach counseling that aligns the heart with the head and the recognition that a flourishing life can be strengthened through self-awareness, self-compassion, and love of self and others.
I’m a trauma-informed counselor with competence in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, group therapy, marriage and relationship distress, and spirituality. I have an integrative therapeutic approach that includes Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Shame-Informed Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I’m certified in telehealth for mental health professionals, child development, compassion stress management, compassion fatigue, grief and loss, psychological first aid, promoting resilience, and treating traumatized children, adolescents and families. I also completed the Level 1 Gottman Couples Therapy training, which is an evidence-based approach at helping couples deal with marital conflict. I am also an ART-trained therapist and help clients distance from emotional responses to problems by facilitating the opportunity to look at situations objectively. Positive memories are reinforced, and new information can be assimilated to restore one’s functioning and health.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies. Clients suffering with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, grief, and other mental conditions, experience benefits by reprogramming distressing images and memories. By implementing unique ART visualization techniques through rapid eye movements (similar to eye movements during dreaming), clients can experience a reduction in how their body is affected by distressing images or memories which have been stored in the brain and now, no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART is not hypnosis and does not require medications or homework. (ART is not a substitution for medical intervention.)