Monika Broecker,MS, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Monika Broecker,MS, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 4363-R
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Mountain View, California 94043
303 Arlington Ave
Berkeley, California 94707

My Approach to Helping

I offer Solution-Focused Somatic Psychotherapy (body-centered psychotherapy) and career coaching. I am non-judgmental and supportive. I don't have an agenda for my clients but guide them to accessing their own strengths. I believe one can only live a fulfilling life if one is connected to one's own true self. I bring in creative perspectives. I move my clients out of a problem-stance into a solution-stance. I help couples resolve intimacy and communication issues for more fulfilling relationships. I also work a lot with children and students on performance issues and social problems. I also work a lot with engineer and managersleaders in Silicon Valley organizations. I also provide career and business coaching services.

Emotions connected with traumatic experiences are held in the body and only by including the body in the treatment, fundamental change can occur. I draw mostly from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Bioenergetic Analysis, Analytic Somatic Therapy, Reichian Therapy, Object Relations, Systemic Therapy. Jungian Dreamwork and Gestalt Therapy.

Between 1998 and 2002, I trained in Brief Therapy with Paul Watzlawick, Richard Fisch and others at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA. Between 2002 and 2005, I trained in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg in Milwaukee, WI. I completed a 4-year training Analytic Somatic TherapyBioenergetic Analysis with John Conger in Berkeley, CA. I am certified in Systemic Therapy and Analytic Somatic Therapy.

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

Having had a long-term career in Learning and Leadership Development and having been a career coach for many years, I specialize in career counseling and coaching. I built and led Google's People Management Development and Google's School of Personal Growth. I help people who work in companies such as Google, linkedin, Apple and eBay to reduce their stress at work. I also specialize in working with emotions, including anger management, and social anxiety.

My Role as a Therapist

I listen well to my clients and provide a holding environment. I bring in new perspectives and keep my clients focused on creating a fulfilling life and a successful career. I facilitate constructive dialog and intimacy with couples. I help students stay focused and perform in school.

My Therapy Focus

I work with individuals seeking therapy that addresses their whole being: body, mind, emotions and spirit. I work with couples on intimacy and communication issues.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I use body-centered approaches mostly based on Bioenergetics and Analytic Somatic Therapy. I particularly work with the six foundations of Analytic Somatic Therapy which are boundaries, grounding, breath, range of emotion, intentional presence and energy.
I am also a systemic therapist, which helps me unlock rigid dynamics in couples and families. Solution-focused and problem-solving approaches guide my approach. Mindfulness and Meditation as well as Buddhist practices inform my work.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    People interested in exploring the mind-body connection and experiencing somatic approaches to emotional expression. People seeking career counseling. Couples, families and children.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Authentic Movement
  • Bioenergetic Analysis
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Regression Therapy
  • Reichian Breathwork
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Rubenfeld Synergy Method
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Wilderness Therapy

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