Monica O'Connell, MA, LMFT, LADC

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Monica O’Connell MA LMFT LADC is located in Minneapolis and provides national training on the intersections of trauma, addiction and mental health. She works with the nation’s only LGBTQ exclusive dual diagnosis treatment center where she offers supervision and trauma therapy.

Monica has a thriving private practice supporting clients and providing consultation and supervision. Her dog Louie is a certified therapy dog and visits the treatment center frequently.

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There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.
Dalai Lama XIV

What Led to the Specialization of Trauma? [7:14]

A Crucial Early Mistake [11:56]

Monica’s Why [18:02]

Monica’s advice [21:06]

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The Trauma Therapist Project Resources

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