J. Leon Monroe, MSW, LCSW

J. Leon Monroe, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - C009580
Secondary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Advanced Associate - SA 60256227
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 11822
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Office 1
150 Providence Road
Suite 100
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

Fees: I am also able to submit out-of-network claim forms to most all insurance providers.

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Each phase of life presents new opportunities for learning. As a caring and thoughtful clinician, my aim is to provide the support and nurturing you need to begin the process of growth towards optimum potential and the authentic you. This process often involves the creation of new neural pathways that allow your body and mind to heal and restart anew. I believe that no one understands your experience as well as you do and that real growth and positive change are most possible when a person feels safe and supported. I provide an honest, sincere, non-judgmental and personable environment to nurture the change you want in your life.

Autism and Asperger's are my specialties. I have over 16 years with this population. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a software programmer/tester so I understand the demands of the tech industry. In my social confidence groups (available for children, teens and adults) you will skills to navigate our ever-changing social world. The groups are intentionally small (no more than 4 in a group) and carefully selected to ensure a good fit for all. Rates for groups are much lower than individual therapy. Working with a group of peers provides natural opportunities to practice effective listening, cognitive flexibility, shared perspective, persuasion and reasoning skills.
Summer day camps also!

Email or Call J. Leon Monroe, MSW, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11822

More Info About My Practice

Insurance:

I am an in-network provider for Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Medicare. I am also an out-of-network provider for most other insurance companies and am able to complete the claim forms necessary for you to receive reimbursement. My rate is low enough that you will see very little difference in what you would pay in-network providers in terms of co-pay amounts.

For ABA therapy services, I am an in-network provider with:
BCBS of NC
Cigna
Premera for Microsoft employees
Anthem for Google employees.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Some of the issues I am most skilled at helping resolve are depression, anxiety and panic disorders. I particularly enjoy helping people navigate life transitions. Autism, Asperger's and Anxiety are my specialty areas. I have over 16 years of clinical experience with Adults, Teens and Children on the spectrum. Social Confidence Groups for Adults, Children and Teens are held weekly and run as camps in the summer. The groups are typically 2-4 individuals per group and carefully selected to ensure a good fit for all. We combine games, mindfulness exercises, music, movement, visual arts and theatre improv skills towards the goal of improving social communication and social interaction skills in small group settings with same-age peers. Direct instruction as well as teaching opportunities that arise spontaneously during the course of the sessions shape the behaviors necessary to navigate an ever-changing world of social exchange.

My Therapy Focus

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Lifespan Integration
Behavior Change Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Object Relations Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

One of the first things I do when I meet a potential client is to check in on what worked or didn't work in their previous therapy experiences. There is no reason to waste time, money or energy on an experience that is unsatisfactory. I want your experience in therapy to be a positive one.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Each time a story is re-told, new neural pathways are created in the brain. As children and as adults, events happen that we are sometimes not able to understand at the time but stories of those events are stored in our brains anyway. Those stories guide our minds and bodies to adapt in various ways. Sometime the stories are confusing or traumatic and can cause imbalances in how we deal with life's stressors.

Interpersonal neurobiology, a term coined by Dr. Siegel in The Developing Mind, 1999, guides the underpinnings of my practice. The theories are based on science but not constrained by science meaning the research of neuroscience allows me to explain the mind and the body to you in a logical, coherent way that can serve to guide the techniques you will learn in our sessions.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adjustment, Addiction, Anxiety, Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, College and Community Support, Compulsiveness, Control Issues, Coping Skills, Couples, Creativity, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Divorce, Dual Diagnoses, Emotional Dysregulation, Existential Crisis, Family Distress, Impulsiveness, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Migraine Management, Internal Conflict, Internet Addiction, Interpersonal Problems, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Mood Swings, OCD, Obsessiveness, Pain Management, Parenting, Peer Discord, Pain Management, Pervasive Development, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Social Development, Video Game Addiction

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration ©†
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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