As a self-taught eclectic tactile artist, Monika uses art as a way to connect those who want to express themselves in a healing manner. She is dedicated to pursuing continuing education and wishes to use art to reach those who do not fit within standard forms of addiction counseling.
Monika is a person in long term recovery from addictions and trauma. She feels that one of the best treatments for herself is to give back to others with similar lived experiences and guide them in the journey for recovery. She believes that combining treatment with recovery is the best guide for individuals to reach personal success.
She is interested in continuing to use art for successful recovery and has attend RADACT Academy for ongoing addiction counseling and is a Certified Counselor Tech. Monika has a goal of continuing at RADACT in order to receive training in behavioral health counseling. She is also certified in First Aid / CPR and CPI non-violent intervention, and has completed WRAP and MRT as a part of her recovery tool box and completed Domestic Violence Advocacy training.
Continuing her spiritual connection, Monika believes life needs a well-rounded approach which manifests for her as connection with Nature, Art and Dragons. She also enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs.