Dr. Mo smiling with leaves in background. Text: Hello I'm Dr. Monique Gonzalez clinical psychologist seeking to support others in mindfully flowing with the waves that come with our sacred messy humanity.

Honored to be in community with you. 

I'm Dr. Monique Gonzalez (Dr. Mo more often these days) and my pronouns are she/her/ella. A couple years ago, I made a big leap. I moved from San Francisco, California to a tiny slow paced village in Spain. I live between mountain and sea, hang all my laundry outside to dry, buy my veggies from a local farm down the street, get my hands covered in clay at my village's tiny pottery studio, and walk to forage my own herbs. My adolescent city self would be laughing - who even are you? It has been very different, and very good for my well-being.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist, with doctoral education and training in mental health. I left my job as a therapist due to the impact of a disability, known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). I am now passionate about elevating PMDD awareness and advocacy in the mental health profession.

The 'Great Pause' of career transition and creative reinvention was initially quite scary as f^@k and turned out to be incredibly liberating. I still maintain and channel my skillset in therapeutic care, interdisciplinary collaboration, community education, and organizational staff training. However, I have shifted to embracing an 'unconventional' approach. I facilitate community offerings that allow me to honor the pace, flow, cycle of my own body+mind+spirit. Plus, I get to connect meaningfully with more folks around the world and co-create nourishing, accessible spaces for support and education.

A few projects I've been working on:

ūüĆĪproviding consultation to the International Association of Premenstrual Disorders
ūüĆĪhosting online courses and workshops to folks living with chronic illness
ūüĆĪwriting as a way to connect and uplift PMD awareness
ūüĆĪteaching continuing education trainings to psychologists and therapists¬†


You can learn more about my academic background by scrolling below.

Mindfulness, trauma responsive care, and cultural humility principles strongly guide my approach. I am bilingual-ish in English/Spanish, and am proud to come from a family of Latinx immigrants.

Much of what I share is focused on learning how to flow with the sacred messy of our humanity (I wrote a blog about this, if you're interested). I view creativity and authenticity as resistance to the paradigms that have had us all questioning our worth. I believe we are not meant to figure things out on this big floating rock all on our own. We need each other. For my fellow chronic illness and disabled folks, you are oh so seen here and I am sending you an extra big virtual compassionate ray of light.

A special project I am channeling - as of 2024 - is a novel! I am currently tapping into my writer's identity and conjuring up a fiction book. Stay tuned.

Thanks for bearing witness to my story. Sending you gratitude for taking time to be present. If you are not yet receiving my newsletters, please do sign up here and let's stay in touch. 

Un abrazo virtual muy fuerte,
Dr. Mo

If there is anything I have learned in the last several years, life is fluid, evolving, and meant to be grounded in alignment with deeper values. With that said, these offerings are those that feel present in my heart at this time, and I am delighted to bring them to life in community. The best way to stay updated as new offerings arise is by tapping that button below and dropping your email to receive the occasional newsletter. If you are interested in collaborating, would like to have me facilitate a training at your organization, or have any specific question, please do feel free to directly✨ email me✨. 

Let's stay connected!

Are you someone living with PMDD or someone supporting a loved one with PMDD? You are not alone! If you are seeking community who truly understands, as well as ideas for flowing with PMDD, you are invited to sign up for the newsletter . It's the best spot to hear about future community workshops, PMDD blogs, and strategies/tools to support you.

Dr. Mo is available to facilitate interactive online spaces for dialogue, training, and healing on a variety of wellness topics.
ūüĆŅContinuing Education training on Premenstrual Disorders

ūüĆŅ Empowering¬†Teens and Young Adults to Mindfully Flow with their Menstrual Cycle
ūüĆŅEmpowering Mindful Parenting
ūüĆŅCultural Humility training
Email Dr. Mo to collaborate!

Dr. Mo currently offers ūüĆĪMindfulness For Your PMDD JourneyūüĆ䬆This self-paced online course¬†teaches mindful practices to support in planting seeds of ease, clarity and self-compassion in flowing with PMDD. It includes guided video lessons, a special workbook, and audio meditations. This course will be closing by Fall 2024.

Contact for more information

Are you interested in collaborating on a project? Would you like to host a workshop at your organization? Do you have a question about one of the offerings? Please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

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Monique Gonzalez, Psy.D.

    Education and Credentials 

  • California Board of Psychology License, PSY 28669

  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco

  • Predoctoral Internship: Children's Hospital Los Angeles 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Tulane University School of Medicine 
  • Ancestral wisdom: the magic that Dr. Mo carries from her ancestors 

    Training Areas

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Cultural Humility *certified by Dr. Tervalon, founder of CH framework
  • Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care 
  • Pivoting into Equity in Wellness Business
  • Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model for Youth/Families
  • Neurodiverse Learning

Hi. Me again. Here are some things I am learning to embrace unapologetically these days:

  • I am an intuitive soul. That's just as important as the academic accolades.
  • I am a Latinx cis woman still humbly stumbling, expanding, dismantling in the waters of part colonized, part colonizer.
  • I'm transforming, breaking open and falling more deeply into allignment with my spirit.
  • I stand for science and the wisdom of my abuelas.
  • I am¬†a writer.
  • I believe in being actively on the path of anti-oppression and collective liberation. This is an anti-racist space. This also means divesting from a capitalist, grind hard, patriarchal, ableist system and moving towards a more spacious, restful, and communal way of being.
  • I give myself permission to FLOW.