My name is Monica and I am pleased that you are visiting my website. I have been working in the mental health field for over 18 years and bring to my practice, compassion, warmth, and clinical expertise. I am a mother of twin 18 year old girls, a resident of Colorado for 20 years, and an avid outdoor/nature lover. My passion in life is the work I do as a therapist and being a mother. I look forward to meeting and working with you in the future.
As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I utilize a solution focused model of therapy, with a directive, goal oriented approach. As a family therapist, I support and involve parents in the therapeutic process. I work with parents in using more effective parenting skills, supporting not just the child, but the whole family.
My therapeutic orientation would be described as eclectic, drawing on a wide range of different approaches and techniques, however, being strongly grounded in cognitive behavioral techniques. Clients have described me as warm, compassionate and most importantly, effective.
Monica Ramunda has been working in the mental health community since 1993. Monica received her BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder specializing in psychology, and her Master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Counseling Psychology, focusing on family and child/adolescent work. While at the University of Colorado at Denver, Monica received the prestigious CIS grant for exceptional work with youth at risk. Monica Ramunda is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado, and is a Registered Play Therapist. Monica is also is a certified Marriage and Family Therapist through the Family Therapy/Play Therapy Institute in Denver. She has also received her certification as a hypnotist, through the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Hypnotherapy.
Life is about authenticity, recognizing and honoring one’s song, getting in tune with that song and singing it well.
Monica’s clinical experience includes both outpatient and inpatient, residential, and day treatment care, as well as work in the schools, providing group, individual and family therapy. She has worked at the following centers:
• The Cleo Wallace Center, Residential and day treatment mental health counselor
• Halcyon Residential Center, residential mental health counselor for adolescents
• Centennial Peaks Hospital, Odyssey school, Residential, inpatient, and school mental health counselor
• Boulder Community Hospital, Intake and Assessment counselor
• Centaurus High School, School counselor intern
• Monaco Elementary School, School counselor intern
Monica has been in private practice since 2001, and has provided individual, group and family therapy. In addition, she has worked for the courts as a Special Advocate/Child and family investigator and parenting coordinator in Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Adams, and Jefferson county.
Monica Ramunda served as a faculty member at the Colorado School for Family Therapy in Denver Colorado. She was the instructor for Marriage and Family Studies/Child and Family Investigations: Divorce and Remarriage class. Ms. Ramunda has also worked at Centennial Peaks Hospital in both the Intensive Outpatient Mental Health program and the Adolescent Residential Unit.