Meet Dr. Monica Pattillo
Dr. Monica Pattillo joined APN in her role as a Family Therapist. She has provided effective and compassionate counseling to individuals, couples, and families for over ten years. Her professional portfolio has included crisis intervention/hospital diversion, case management, parenting education, emotional intelligence, drug and alcohol counseling, and clinical supervision. While she enjoys working with all clients, Monica is most passionate about the work she does with couples and families, her training has equipped her to help them develop and maintain healthy boundaries, facilitate cohesion and communication, promote problem-solving skills, build empathy and reduce conflict.
Monica is committed to forming strong therapeutic relationships that empower couples and families to maximize their strengths as a family unit. She believes that identifying their strengths can assist in developing healthy and practical coping skills which can serve as resources during challenging times. She provides services in response to each family members’ needs and encourages optimal wellness for all members involved in therapy.
EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
Monica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA in May 2008. She earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York in May 2010. Finally, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA in August 2022.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
More from Dr. Monica Pattillo
The prescription drug Adderall can be incredibly beneficial for people who struggle with ADHD but poses serious risks for people who misuse it as a recreational drug.
Adderall addiction can lead to devastating physical, psychological, and social harm. People addicted to Adderall may be unable to stop using on their own, and many need professional treatment to recover.
Read about the Harmful Effects of Adderall Addiction in a blog post reviewed by Dr. Monica Pattillo.