Last edited 03/01/2024

Monica Cwynar LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Monica Cwynar Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a woman of color who was raised in an interracial home. I can bring a unique perspective to any situation of exploration and intersectionality's.Monica

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Monica Cwynar is a Licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping her patients reach their goals. She is interested in working with adults and children and helping them live fulfilled lives. Monica specializes in depression, end of life, grief, anxiety, relationship challenges, co-parenting, trauma, family, and major life transitions. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was the first minority to receive a Hartford Fellowship in the School of Social Work. Monica utilizes multiple treatment approaches including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, gestalt, exploration of patterns and emotions.psych education, role playing, structured problem solving, and cognitive reframing. Monica is passionate about normalizing mental health treatment and removing the stigma while encouraging access for all. If you're ready to take the first steps in meeting your goals, then Monica is ready to get started.





General Expertise




Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



First Session$220
Individual Therapy$180
Marriage & Couples Counseling$180
Family Therapy$180
Group Therapy$180

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Adlerian Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW023641


Master of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Monica Cwynar, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Monica Cwynar, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Monica Cwynar accepting new clients?

Yes, Monica Cwynar is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Monica Cwynar accept insurance?

No, Monica Cwynar does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Monica Cwynar offer?

Monica Cwynar offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Monica Cwynar offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Monica Cwynar offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Monica Cwynar offer online therapy?

Yes, Monica Cwynar offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Monica Cwynar?

Monica Cwynar typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Monica Cwynar speak?

Monica Cwynar conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Monica Cwynar online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Monica Cwynar online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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