Monique Montigny works as the primary therapist at the Women’s Center at Michael’s House. Monique has her master’s degree in social work, is a licensed clinical social worker and is a master licensed alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. She is originally from New Hampshire and had the privilege of joining the amazing staff at Michael’s House in 2014.
Monique’s previous experience in the field includes owning her own private practice in New Hampshire for five years, which specialized in substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders. She also worked for ten years as both the assistant clinical director and clinical director of an Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders. Her other work experience includes milieu manager at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, primary therapist at a methadone clinic, primary therapist with a group practice and therapist for a non-profit residential treatment program. Monique also has worked as a liaison with federal and state probation in New Hampshire and had the privilege to practice as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire, teaching social work students and master’s-level nursing students about substance use disorders.
Monique has a strong patient-centered, evidence-based approach to treatment. Monique is also a strong advocate of family involvement when treating patients; she feels addiction is a family disease and does not just affect the patient. She understands the necessity of meeting her patients where they are in their process because a patient’s readiness for change lies only within themselves, and she is a strong believer in educating her patients about the disease of addiction. She strives to empower each patient with the ability to see what he or she is truly capable of!