Monica Sicilia, MA
Long Island University
I am a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Over the past seven years, I have conducted therapy and provided psychological assessments for children, adolescents, young adults, and parents in various settings including schools, a foster care agency, and private clinics. These training experiences reflect my interest in working with diverse youth and parents, particularly those who have experienced trauma. My approach to therapy is rooted in psychodynamic theory, which means I try to attend to what’s happening in therapy as it happens including what may not be fully conscious yet. This helps me understand what brings someone to therapy and what may help toward new experiences and new understandings of those struggles. My research experience includes investigating the impact of parental remission from depression on children and the effects of multiple maltreatment experiences on distress and functioning in youth.