Dr. Monica P. Band is an award-winning practicing mental health therapist and educator on a mission to make mental health care more diverse, equitable, and inclusive for the next generation. She has dedicated her clinical work to better understanding and facilitating healing dialogues around intergenerational trauma and cultural identity work within her shared communities. Dr. Band has advanced training in utilizing EMDR specifically treating attachment wounds and complex trauma. She provides adjunct instruction for universities, train the trainer workshops, subject matter consultation, and interdisciplinary partnerships to destigmatize mental health for people of color and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Currently, Dr. Band owns Mindful Healing Counseling Services, LLC, a mental health group private practice that serves the D.C. metro area. She obtained her doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision at Marymount University and her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling at The George Washington University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Monica Band maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Monica Band is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Virginia Counselors Association.