Monique WestMonique West

Monique West is the Program Director and Founder of Awaken The Power Therapy in Milford, CT.  Monique believes that all the answers for a person to gear their lives in a powerful direction is trapped within them.  Monique uses a strength based approach to guide clients to tap into their own inner power.  Ms. West has worked as a therapist at America's largest non-profit voluntary mental health organization, Jewish Boards of Family & Children Services (JBFCS) where she has fine-tuned her expertise providing service to families, couples, & children.  You can find out more about Monique and Awaken The Power Therapy at



  • 3 Tips For Back School Anxiety

    Sep 13, 2016
    Now that the summer is over and back to school is well underway. As families get back on a routine schedule the adjustment of going back to school for children can be overwhelming.
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  • Learning How To Fight Smarter Not Harder

    Aug 31, 2016
    We have all heard the devastating divorce rates statistics and the statements about how difficult relationships are and while some of these statements and statistics are accurate it serves to deter us from relationships and erode away at our basic confidence in having a holistic healthy relationship.
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    Aug 25, 2016
    In all relationships there will be conflict; as a couple’s therapist my main purpose is to teach couples how to manage their conflicts. There are some sure fire ways to flare up and exacerbate conflicts into negative cycles and aggression.
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  • 3 Exercises To Daily Happiness!

    Aug 08, 2016
    Positive Psychology focuses on daily practices in order to heighten eternal happiness and inner joy. Clients often tell me they have the things that they need, career, spouse, house, children, 401K, etc. but often feels empty and unfulfilled. Inner Joy and Happiness does not reside in possessions and assets. Amidst the daily hustle and bustle and commitments to family and job happiness over time can slowly erode.
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  • Is It OK To Cut Out A Toxic Parent From Your Life?

    Jul 27, 2016
    I have numerous amounts of clients that battle with agonizing decisions whether or not to cut off a toxic abusive parent. It’s not an easy plight to conceptualize cutting off a parent nevertheless actually following through on this. When there has been years of emotional, physical, psychological or sexual abuse, however, it becomes necessary to begin processing if making healthy boundaries with a parent as an adult is necessary.
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