Monica Johns, LPC, NCC, is a high-conflict family expert who has been working with children and families for over 23 years. In her private practice, she works primarily with high conflict families, pre and post separation and divorce, where the co-parenting relationship is destructive and the children are suffering. Her practice includes child, individual, marital, and family therapy with a specialty on high conflict, reunification interventions, parental alienation, and other parent-child contact problems.
Monica’s career began in working with foster care, adoption, and being trained as a forensic interviewer for child abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. She continued her career providing intensive in-home services, drug and alcohol counseling, and mental health crisis counseling for at-risk children and their families. Monica is EAGALA trained and certified to provide equine therapy. She developed an equine therapy program for high conflict families to work with the entire family system to address co-parenting, communication, grief and the newly restructured family. Additionally, she designed a program. For the Children, for co-parents who are overly reliant on the court system to solve their parenting issues.
Monica is an active member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) an international organization designed specifically for judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families experiencing family conflict. She is a Virginia State Qualified Clinical Supervisor, has been trained with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and has been trained by the Supreme Court of Virginia to provide a court ordered co-parenting class.