Monica Patino-Ayala

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Monica Patino-Ayala

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 112421
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNet
  • Health Net of California
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • SutterSelect
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Novato, California 94947
Vacaville, California 95688

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 8 years of experience. My expertise is in addiction and co-occurring diagnoses including anxiety, depression, bipolar, personality, and psychosis. I also work with childrenadolescents and families focusing on behavioral interventions, social skills, self-esteem, communication, and parent training as well. My compassionate and calm energy has led to success in short-term crisis management and welcomes all my clients to find safety in the nonjudgmental environment that I provide. My goal is to help my clients improve their quality of life by reducing their symptoms.

My person-centered approach to therapy allows my clients to feel empowered to uncover their truth which leads to a journey of self-exploration and healing. I collaborate with my clients to reach their desired goals and allow them to set their own pace. My skills include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to treat trauma.

I would love to be a part of your healing journey. Remember, trust the process and believe in yourself.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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