Monika Ostrowidzki, LMHC

Monika is a licensed mental health counselor who believes in an acceptance-based, skill-building approach. While working in a community mental health agency in Upstate, NY she has had the opportunity to engage with clients of all ages and concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, identity development, complex trauma and more. Through this work she has become very familiar with the tough balance many individuals face between work, life, and one’s self.

Through an empathetic and (if you ask her) humorous style she works with her clients on healthily processing the good and bad of life; developing adaptive thought patterns, as well as building skills in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. She has adopted the use of multiple evidence-based orientations including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Rogerian as well as Acceptance and Commitment-based approaches to most effectively help clients enhance and improve their overall well-being.

Monika assists clients in working towards their goals, regardless of where they’re starting. She provides clients an atmosphere where they can authentically be themselves while encouraged to do what works. Within her practice an integral part of therapy is to learn what works for you.

When she’s not practicing psychotherapy, Monika enjoys travel, trivia, and old movies.

SPECIALTIES:

  • Trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Mood disorders

  • Emotion regulation

  • Issues facing children/adolescents

ACCEPTED INSURANCE PROVIDERS:

  • Beacon Value Options/The Empire Plan

  • CDPHP

  • MVP

  • Optum

  • Fidelis

  • Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • GHI

  • OON

  • Self-Pay - Superbills can be provided to you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. CommonSense Wellness Network cannot guarantee if your insurance company will reimburse you.
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies are required to cover co-pays and deductibles. However, some insurance plans are not covering these expenses, and in such cases the client remains responsible for payment.

AVAILABILITY:

  • Monika is not currently accepting new clients. Please note in-person session appointments are very limited, whereas tele-session appointments can begin almost immediately after all paperwork is completed.

WAITLIST:

  • Monika is building a waitlist. Please call or text to be added.

    Scheduling on a PC/Laptop works best, our client portal doesn’t work well with Tablets or Cell Phones