Monica W. Samuel, MAPsychology Associate
Monica W. Samuel currently serves as a psychotherapist and evaluator in the District of Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Howard University, and pursued her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Howard University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, Michigan). During her time at HFHS, Ms. Samuel received extensive training in providing intervention and consultation to referring physicians with primary care patients who presented with a variety of medical issues including, organ transplantation, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, and oncology.
Ms. Samuel’s professional experience includes over 10 years of experience in individual and group psychotherapy, administration of comprehensive psychological assessments, consultation, and school-based behavior support services. Ms. Samuel works with adolescents, families, and adults utilizing psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to guide her work towards increasing appropriate coping mechanisms, effective problem-solving, and improving overall psychological well-being.
Ms. Samuel has worked internationally as a consultant providing program development and evaluation with HIV/AIDS patients focused on issues surrounding the efficacy of the delivery of the program intervention and patient compliance (USAID funded programs). Ms. Samuel has also served as an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Namibia, (Windhoek, Namibia, Africa), Trinity University, (Washington, D.C.), and Howard University, (Washington, D.C). Ms. Samuel’s research has included issues surrounding access and utilization of mental health services among at-risk populations. Her current research explores the physiological impact of psychological distress, particularly, perceptions of discrimination on mental and physical health.
Ms. Samuel resides in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area with her husband with whom she shares a passion for health and wellness, outdoor activities, music, and travel.