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Hello, I’m
Monica LeBlanc, MS, LCMHC

Attachment and Relational Injury Psychotherapist, Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Embodiment Tradition

Monica LeBlanc, MS, LCMHC is a licensed clinical mental health counselor practicing somatic, attachment-focused psychotherapy for adults in Western North Carolina. Her boutique therapy practice creates a safe and healing space for adults to explore relational wounds and patterns in the way of their innate security and wholeness. Monica incorporates DARe, dynamic attachment repatterning experiencing, trauma-informed yoga techniques, and the enneagram into her therapy practice.

Monica is also a certified Enneagram teacher in the Embodiment tradition. She approaches the enneagram through an energetic and somatic lens utilizing embodiment practices to assist in untangling the enneagram pattern. Monica provides enneagram coaching for people who are ready to transcend the pieces of their enneagram type that get in their way.

In her personal time, Monica volunteers for BIPOC Raw, an anti-racism educational organization that wholeheartedly believes in the healing power of empathy. She also enjoys hiking the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, writing a food blog, and traveling around the world.

Website: Cardinal River Counseling

Articles

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Personal Growth

Endings: A Spiritual Birthplace

The car is driving away. The phone call has been terminated. Your moving van is packed. You are boarding the plane. You are holding your grandmother’s hands and telling her how she has impacted you because you know this is the last time you will be able to look into her eyes. You are rubbing your cat’s chin for the last time and savoring every purr. Endings. Are. Brutal.

Monica LeBlanc, MS, LCMHC
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Personal Growth

The Benefits of Therapy

I will never forget the moment I decided to become a therapist. After a bout with art history and a laughable stint in the political science/pre-law department, I found myself sitting in an "abnormal psychology" class. I am positive they don’t call it that anymore because, what actually is “normal”? Anyway, I could see so much of myself in the pages of the “abnormal psychology” textbook. I could see so much of my past and how it was showing up in the way I moved about in the world.

Monica LeBlanc, MS, LCMHC
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Personal Growth

A Therapist’s Confessions: A New Consideration On Your Healing Journey

I have heard it all. “Isn’t that what friends are for?”, “Why would I pay someone to listen to me complain?” “What good is it going to do to dig up the past? I’m fine.” And my personal favorite, “(insert coping skill here): it’s cheaper than therapy!” Yup. I am a therapist. And these are some of the common themes that I hear from friends, family, and the checkout person at my local grocery store when I am asked what I do for a living and I begrudgingly respond.

Monica LeBlanc, MS, LCMHC