Monica Fuentes Carbonetto, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Currently full, not accepting new clients
Monica is a bilingual professional counselor with more than 15 years of experience and independently licensed in the state of Oregon, as well as the District of Columbia and Maryland. Monica completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology as well as a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in her birth country, Chile. She earned her second master’s degree, this time in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at the George Washington University in DC.
As a clinician, Monica has developed trauma-informed therapeutic skills, especially by providing primary EMDR therapy to adult clients who have experienced adversity in a variety of forms in their lives, from early attachment issues with parental figures or abuse from other significant people to assaults perpetrated by strangers and from a single traumatic event to repetitive and complex trauma. As a primary EMDR clinician, Monica believes that trauma lives in parts of our brain that are difficult to access by talk therapy and, therefore, a bodily-aware modality can help the processing in a deeper level.
Monica also has extensive experience providing gender-affirming care to members of the trans+ community so they can safely explore their identities, clarify their goals, have support to facilitate their access to gender-affirming treatments, strengthen their ability to cope with the challenges they may face during their medical and social transitions, heal from rejection and internalized stigma, and live happily and proudly as their authentic selves.
Monica is primarily providing counseling to clients ages 18 and up, using Telehealth model, with some options for in person meetings if necessary for the client’s sense of safety and wellbeing.
Monica was born in Chile, South America, and moved to the United States as an adult. As a Latinx individual, Monica feels committed to providing this population with Spanish language services which are sensitive to its history of acculturation and ongoing immigration-related losses.
Monica lives in Portland with her spouse and her child. She loves the sound of the ocean, of the woods moving to the rhythm of the wind, and of the laughter of her loved ones.
Undergraduate and professional degree, Clinical Psychologist
P. Universidad Católica de Chile (www.puc.cl) – April, 1999 – Santiago, Chile
Best university in America Latina according to 2014 Forbes’s QS University Ranking.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Integrative Psychotherapy Adolfo Ibáñez University (www.uai.cl) – April, 2012 – Santiago, Chile
M.A. in Ed. & H.D. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
George Washington University (www.gwu.cl) – August, 2016 – Washington, DC