Dr. Monica Band
Dr. Monica P. Band (she/her) is a Subject Matter Expert for The AAKOMA Project, an award-winning licensed mental health therapist, and mental health justice advocate. She is a fierce advocate and educator on mental health issues impacting the Asian American Pacific Islander communities and providing training on culturally responsive care to mental health professionals. Dr. Band has advanced clinical training in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist those in healing from various forms of trauma including racial trauma, complex trauma and somatic distress. She integrates her knowledge and skill in culturally relevant healing into her EMDR work. She is the founder and owner of Mindful Healing Counseling Services, LLC, a social justice oriented mental health group practice based in Washington D.C. providing trauma informed and holistic care.
FUN FACT: I enjoy hiking and camping.