Hi, my name is Monique Koven, and I am a certified trauma recovery and resilience coach. I have worked for over 25 years as a social worker where I worked with older adults, many of whom were Holocaust survivors. As a survivor of ongoing, repetitive childhood trauma, I know what it's like to believe that things will never change. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and chronic PTSD. I was always trying to find the right therapy to provide some relief and finally "fix" me. Over the years, I tried well over 15 therapeutic modalities, but nothing ever helped. I lived with chronic anxiety, fear, and distressing daily PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks, disassociation, and triggering. Waking up with feelings of dread at the thought of a new day and then living it in constant anxiety. Every. Single. Day. I was told that trauma and anxiety were going to be with me for the long haul, and that I would have to learn coping strategies to manage my symptoms. I believed it. Until... everything changed.
I have found complete freedom and am living my life fully without anything holding me back. I drive wherever I want, I take risks and step into things I never dreamed possible, and I feel at ease in my own body and mind. No more waking up in dread at the thought of a another day. And the best part was that I didn’t need any tools or techniques.
I can help you step back into your innate power and peace of mind. There is hope. Change is possible.
Professional Work Experience & Training
I have worked as a social worker for over 25 years obtaining my B.S.W degree from McGill University in Montreal. My professional work experience includes psycho-social assessments and client case management as well as facilitating groups in mental health and geriatrics.
I have conducted workshops and spoken on various topics such as Anxiety, Resilience and Trauma.
I have had practitioner certification training with The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Center For Healing, St. Catharine`s, Ontario.
Trauma Recovery certification with The International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching.
Certified Coach Training Program with Dr. Amy Johnson
Congress Attachment and Neurobiology of Healing, 2017 New York
Complex Trauma Symposium -McGill University 2018
Podcast Host-Freedom from CPTSD and Anxiety (link in media section)