about

Monique has a Christian worldview. That means her personal values are aligned with her faith. Does this mean she only accepts clients who share the same values? No. She accepts clients who seek her out because of her experience, skills, and abilities. She has provided competent, compassionate, ethical, and effective care to people from many walks of life.  
 
Specialties and Theoretical Orientation
Monique works with individuals, couples, families, and groups entering treatment for most mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. She has additional training and enjoys working with people who have a substance use disorder (addiction), couples and families, and marginalized populations. She uses a broad range of interventions, including spiritual integration upon request, tailored to meet the needs of each client. She utilizes poetry, art, psychodrama, and other expressive interventions in the treatment of many diagnoses. Monique uses a blend of theoretical orientations, incorporating elements from person-centered, gestalt, and internal family system theories. She has completed The Cortina Method Practitioner training. 
 
License and Education

Monique is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho (ID-7321), a National Board-Certified Counselor, and a Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider. She is a counselor, educator, leader, and advocate for the counseling profession. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Liberty University. Her research interests include supervision and creativity in addiction and multicultural considerations in counseling. She graduated from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) with a Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage, Couples, and Families, with an emphasis in Addictions. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature, with an Addictions emphasis from Boise State University. 

 

She is an Adjunct Professor at NNU. She is active in the counseling profession – currently serving as President-Elect on the board of the Idaho Association for Addiction Professionals and is a member of the Idaho Counseling Association Public Policy and Legislative Committee. Monique is the owner of Ever Forward Counseling x Neurofeedback, located in Garden City, Idaho. She is currently receiving supervision toward her clinical license from Brian Smith, LCPC (ID-6635). 

 

Professional Affiliations

Idaho Association for Addiction Professionals (state affiliate of NAADAC)

Idaho Counseling Association 

NBCC Minority Doctoral Fellowship Program (2023)

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
American Counseling Association
American Association for Creativity in Counseling

Chi Sigma Iota-Rho Eta Rho Mu Chapter