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Monica J. Smith, MA, CPC, CAC, CAPP

Monica J. Smith, MA, CPC, CAC, CAPP
Location: Virtual & Various Baltimore Offices           
True Balance Counseling Collective, Lutherville MD


Monica is a Certified Life & Recovery Coach, Certified Positive Psychology (Well-Being) Practitioner, and Certified Resilience Trainer. She received her Master’s in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University in 2008, and completed post-graduate advanced study in counseling at Loyola University Maryland in 2013.

Monica’s own recovery journey inspired her to launch The Clear Mind Project, a mission aimed at bringing the science of well-being and resilience to those in recovery, their partners and family members, and all others seeking to infuse more wellness into their lives. Monica’s passion is helping others discover that they are capable of more than they think and that everyone deserves to lead a thriving and flourishing life. Her approach is based on the PERMA-V© Model, which incorporates
the six core pathways of psychological well-being and happiness according to research; Positive Emotion, Engagement, Positive Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, and Vitality.

Monica offers individual and couples coaching as well as group coaching programs and topic workshops. Her signature program – A Twist on the 12 Steps™  – was designed as a well-being version of the traditional twelve steps of recovery. This program runs for 12 weeks and includes the latest research, tools and techniques for building wellness and flourishing. Participants in this program receive a workbook and experience individual and group exercises as well as self-assessments to come away with a new perspective and new approaches to managing whatever life brings. Her goal in delivering this
program, among other workshops, is to carry the message that we all have light inside just waiting to be uncovered.

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