Our Providers

Monika Poxon, PsyD

Pronouns

she/her

Education

PsyD Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)

MS Counseling Psychology, Loyola College, Baltimore Md

BA dual degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies

Special Interests

Recovering from trauma, gender concerns (including transgender and nonbinary experience), sexuality (queer/LGB, heterosexual, BDSM/kink, consensual nonmonogamy/polyamory), body image, overuse of substances, codependency, attachment in relationships, fertility and infertility, couples therapy, parenting issues.

Therapy Style

I’ve enjoyed working as a psychologist for over 20 years and my clients teach me a great deal as they trust me with their therapeutic process. The vulnerability and confidence they share with me is a privilege and a gift, as well as a deep responsibility. I realize that making the decision to see a therapist is often a long and challenging one. It’s often scary to ask for help and my goal is to help you feel as safe as possible, while working through the concerns that you need assistance with.<br><br>It’s so rare to have the chance to really be seen and heard. My goal is to give you that space to just be present, be honestly seen and to use my experience and knowledge to help guide you towards feeling better about yourself and others.

Modality & Approach

My therapeutic foundation is psychodynamic and attachment based. I often use frameworks of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for helping clients manage emotions and relationship stress.

What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?

I love seafood and my favorite restaurant is a tiny seafood restaurant in North Beach called Sotto Mare.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I find the best relaxation in some form of exercise, be it a sunrise hike in the hills with my dogs, and afternoon swim or a restorative yoga class in the evening.

Interests

Hiking the beautiful Bay Area trails, playing with my two dogs or three cats and being with my children and spouse.

License Number and State

18758 - CA