ABOUT ME

My name is Monika Koptyra. I obtained my first Master’s Degree in Social Psychology from the prestigious SWPS Social Sciences and Humanities University in Warsaw, Poland. To advance my career I moved to Philadelphia where I received my second Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from La Salle University. I am Licensed Behavioral Specialist with over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics and IBHS. My professional work provided me the opportunity to work with individuals across the life span in the areas of anxiety, mood disorders, career counseling, parenting, stress, anger management, self-esteem, or sleep problems. I have been working with children and adolescents with special needs, as well as, those experiencing mental, behavioral and emotional difficulties.

In my professional practice I emphasize a holistic, integrative, and dynamic approach to mental health. I utilize variety of techniques and skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Behavior Modification, Mindfulness and Relaxation.

I believe in empowering my clients to find their strengths and to use them to sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I focus on identifying all aspects of a person’s life that impact their well-being, such as: physical health, support systems, work or school environment, and spirituality. My main focus is to motivate my clients to find courage to seek growth, improve their well-being, and help them to reach their full potential. I strive to provide every client with individualized experience and provide space for reframing own life story.

Currently, I am preparing to take the exam to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also providing supervision to Behavioral Specialists, Mobile Therapists and Behavioral Health Technicians through IBHS. I also teach Polish language at St. Adalbert Polish Language School in Philadelphia. I am strongly involved in the Polish community where I provide pro -bono consultations for those who experience stress related to life changes and accommodating to the new demands of the environment.