Monica Lackups-Fuentes, Ph.D., LP

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Monica

Coordinator of Outcome Assessment and Evaluation
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
St. Mary's University - San Antoinio, TX (B.A), Eastern Michigan University (M.S., Ph.D.)

Email: lackupsm@gvsu.edu

StrengthsFinder Top 5: Learner, Input, Restorative, Empathy, Context

Approach to Therapy: My approach to therapy emphasizes the development of self-compassion and acceptance of emotions. I focus on the context of behaviors that are no longer functioning to serve the student well and working towards values-based actions. I believe that therapy should be affirming of all aspects of diversity and the impact of intersecting identities on symptoms should be discussed. As a therapist, I aim to create a transparent and warm relationship with each student in which we can work towards building a life worth living.

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Multicultural/Diversity
  • Trans* and Non-Binary Identities

Self-Care:

  • Cooking and baking
  • Reading
  • Exercise
  • Spending time with my spouse and pets

Fun Fact/s:

  • I lived in 5 different countries before the age of 18
  • I love houseplants and hope to one day have my own indoor jungle