Trish montanari, lmhc

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Mrs. Trish Montanari, LMHC holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from New Mexico Highlands University. Her BA is in Criminal Justice. She has studied mental health therapy from a range of perspectives, combining a pragmatic, problem-solving approach with the understanding that some problems are not easily resolved.

She has experience as a therapist and an assessor working with children, families, and individuals in the private sector as well as home therapy, groups, and community mental health agencies. While she was completing her undergraduate studies she counseled youths with behavioral challenges in both delinquent and residential settings. She worked with preadolescent children of sexual abuse and behavioral concerns as well as the family entity. 

Ms. Montanari has extensive experience in treating personality disorders, paraphilic and other co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse and disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorder.  She has worked in diverse population’s enhancing her sensitivity and understanding to help individuals struggling with parents, children, and partners of another culture.

Some of the treatment approaches CBT, Reflective Listening, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Play Therapy and Stages of Change.

Specific Issues:

·         Parenting challenges  

·         Personality disorders

·         Addictive Behaviors 

·         Mood disorders

Licensure and/or Certifications:

          Mental Health Therapy

·         Anger Management

·         Crisis Intervention    

·         Motivational Interviewing

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and dogs along with activities to ease the mind and body such as traveling, swimming, music, and reading.

Her mission is to “provide a safe, relaxed and supportive atmosphere for increasing resolutions to life’s challenges”

  • Therapy Provided: Individual, Group, Families, Couples

  • Ages Seen: Young children (0-4), Children, Adolescents, Young adults, Adults, Seniors

  • Specializes In: ADHD, Adjustment, Anxiety, Mood disorder, Parenting, Personality disorders, Psychotic disorders, Relational conflicts, Substance Abuse, Trauma disorders

    • PTSD Crisis, DBT, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Serial Sexual Offenders

  • Credentials:

    • MA - Highlands University

Contact: (941) 249-4354 Ext. 7

Email: patriciamontanari@swfcc.net