Get to Know Monica Gray, MS, IMFT (She|Her)
Outreach Coordinator | Clinical Counselor
Monica Gray, she/her, is a Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT) located at the UC CAPS Calhoun location. She is a Clinical Counselor as well as the Outreach Coordinator. Monica also serves on the Community Engagement Team. She is a liaison to Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Women’s Center here at UC. Monica graduated from the University of Kentucky with a master’s in Family Studies with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Monica is licensed in Ohio and Kentucky.
Monica’s approach to therapy is informed by a systems approach with a focus on how the system or systems one exists within shapes their well-being. Tapping into a client’s strengths, Monica works alongside clients to identify, cultivate, and nurture the life that is most fulfilling and meaningful to them. She believes each person is the expert on their lived experience and as such, Monica uses a collaborative approach with clients in creating areas of growth and focus for therapy. Monica has an interest in working with clients who are experiencing adjustment concerns, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, identity formation and boundary work.
What I do to take care of myself after a challenging day/time/situation: Give myself permission to rest and engage in activities that match my capacity at that time. Also, saying “no” to adding more to my plate.
Coping skills I recommend to clients that I use myself: Creating space to play! As we get older, we can shift away from engaging in activities simply because we enjoy them. What are some things I do for play? Tennis, dance, trying new recipes, board games, read, binge a new series.
Instagram accounts I follow for my mental health: @elyse_myers, @morganharpernichols, @themompsychologist, @dralfiee, @inclusivetherapists, @decolonizingtherapy, @_lisaolivera, @wonder_doodles, @notesfromyourtherapist, @livefromsnacktime, @zillowgonewild, @mainescenes