• Monica Fuentes Carbonetto, LPC
    She/Her

    Independent Practitioner

    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.

    EDUCATION

    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

    EMDR Training

    October 2019, EMDR of Greater Washington.
    Intensive EMDR Basic Training Course
    Sept. 2021, The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy
    The Craft of EMDR Therapy: Taking It to the Next Level
    December 2021, Connect EMDR Training & Consulting
    R-TEP/G-TEP Training
    Gender-Affirming Care Training
    Julio 2021, National LGBT Health Education Center.
    Engaging Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth”
    Junio 2021, National LGBT Health Education Center.
    Developmental Approaches to Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse
    Youth and Adolescent”
    Junio 2021, National LGBT Health Education Center.
    “Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents”
    September 2019, World Professional Association of Trans Health.
    Transgender health, best practices in Medical and Mental Health Care”.
    June 2019, Children’s National Health System.
    Mental Health Care for Transgender/Gender Diverse Youth”
    May 2019, National LGBT Health Education Center.
    Building Your Family: LGBTQ Reproductive Options”
    September 2018, Harvard Medical School.
    Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health: A Core Course for the Whole Healthcare Team
    March 2018, APA:
    Applying the APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Trans & Gender Non-conforming clients”
    September 2017, National LGBT Health Education Center.
    Providing Mental health Care for Youth with Non-Binary Gender Identification
    June 2017, National LGBT Health Education Center.
    Partner abuse/Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities”
    June 2017, American Counseling Association
    Illuminate Symposium: “Counseling LGBTQ Adults throughout the Life

    Rates & Insurance

    Insurance

    Monica is in network with:

    • Pacific Source
    • First Choice
    • BCBS
    • Aetna

    Monica is currently in the process of getting paneled with the following insurance:

    • Moda

    Fees

    • Intake Session ( Initial Consult) – 60 min session – $220
    • Individual Therapy- 50 min therapy session – $200

    OON (Out of Network)

    If you have an insurance plan which Monica does not accept, we can help you for possible reimbursement from your insurance provider. Necessary documentation (Counseling only) will be provided to submit your sessions to your insurance companies. If you like to use your OON benefits and have out of network.

    Monica offers a sliding scale fee for those who are unable to afford services. Spaces are subject to availability

    Self Pay Option

    If you prefer to pay out of pocket, MindTree accepts all payments from all major credit cards, checks, cash, or HSA ( Health Savings Account). The following rates apply to self pay clients.