No one gets to adulthood without living through painful experiences. You may be feeling the effects of a single traumatic incident (sexual victimization, a tragic natural disaster, or the sudden loss of a dear one), or you may be struggling with the weight of years of hurtful events.

The term”trauma” seems like a buzzword these days, but for some of us, trauma has deeply influenced our lives. When we experience suffering, we can feel like it becomes our identity. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Healing from trauma — single incident or multiple events — is possible.

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seared with scars."
- Kahlil Gibran -

If you are looking for a safe space, and an expert guide, to explore those events that have impacted your life and help you to heal, I’m here to help. I specialize in working with those impacted by painful life events, individuals, couples & families, as well as professionals.

Whether you are a trauma survivor, a family member or friend of a survivor, or a professional dealing with vicarious or personal trauma, I’m here to help. I also offer specialized training, consulting and support to individuals and organizations on a variety of topics.


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Meet Monica Urbaniak

Monica L. Urbaniak works as a Consultant, Trainer, and Clinician specializing in sexual assault and trauma.

For over eighteen years, Ms. Urbaniak has worked with survivors of trauma, helping them heal through therapy and support. Additionally, she dedicates time to training clinicians, advocates, and community members on issues related to sexual violence, including effective treatment practices, principles of trauma-informed survivor-centered care, the impact of trauma on survivors and systems, and social/cultural issues in sexual assault treatment and advocacy.

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