Monica is a qualified sexologist and educator. She works at The Australian Centre for Sexual Health (St Leonards) and The Mindspace (Mona Vale) in Sydney.
Monica is passionate about providing honest, clear and current information to foster sexual and reproductive wellness for individuals and couples of all ages, including those from a multicultural or diverse faith background. Her approach is a holistic one that considers the physical, psychological and sociocultural dimensions on these topics providing a safe space for clients to explore their sexuality knowing their values will be respected and acknowledged.
philosophy and MISSION
Sexual wellness is an important facet of health and wellbeing yet receives very little attention due to the personal and taboo nature of the topic.
Therefore, providing a safe space for insight and reflection whilst equipping people with knowledge and tools they never received at school (or online!) is fundamental to enjoying healthy sexuality throughout the ages and through the ever-evolving landscape of life.
My hope is that as people delve into this space they discover a new found freedom to curiously explore - moving away from preconceived ideas of what their sex life should look like, to having an opportunity to shape it into what they want it to be.
Monica is a qualified sexologist holding a Masters of Sexual and Reproductive Health (Psychosexual Therapy) through the University of Sydney (MScMed(SRH). She has qualifications in both science communication (GDipScCommun) and science research (PhB((Sc)(Hons) equipping her with the skills to translate the latest evidence-based information into practical concepts for her clients.
She has also had many years of experience delivering sex (and fertility) education to a range of audiences and previously worked in Health Education at the Sydney Children's Hospital.
Monica gathers from a broad range of scientific disciplines, resources, strategies, approaches and techniques to provide sex counselling and education that is tailor-made and transformative.
Monica is a mother of three young children and half Indian/Greek which explains her love of food, family and fun. She loves to salsa dance and Zumba, write, try new foods, explore new places and shock people with random, unexpected facts. Before she worked in this area, she was part of a travelling Science Circus doing shows/workshops and science fairs for rural and indigenous communities across Australia.