Monica Cannon

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What is your style/approach to therapy?

I employ evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness approaches to help you meet your goals.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

A little about me: I am down to earth, genuine, non judgmental and real. I have utmost respect for each individual and their process. My goal is to challenge you to face the obstacles in your life...past and present and push forward to the life that you want to live.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

Our brains can be retrained! No matter how long a problematic way of thinking and responding has existed, with some insight and effort we can change these patterns and create healthier responses.




Family issues

Parenting issues

Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues

General Expertise


Relationship Issues

Academic challenges


Anger management

Child mental health

Communication issues

Divorce & separation



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional, 2020

Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, 2020


MA in Counseling Psychology, JFK University

Work History

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been serving individuals, groups and families since 2007. I've worked with school districts across Monterey, Santa Clara and San Benito counties, helping children struggling with school-related mental health issues and coaching their teachers and parents. In addition, in my clinical job at San Benito County Behavioral Health I gained in-depth training in the areas of treating severe mental illness and providing crisis intervention. Rounding out my experience, as a contractor with Child Protective Services and Victim's Witness I have learned about treatment of trauma in adults and children. I have also provided clinical supervision of interns since 2009.  To give back, I have served on the Board of Directors for the Monterey chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, assisted in forming a  local after school drop in center for middle school-aged youth and served on the board of a local domestic violence shelter.