Monica Zarate Family Therapist Stony Brook Counseling Center Fort Lauderdale


Ms. Monica Zarate received her Masters of Education degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami.  Ms. Zarate has extensive experience in the implementation of family-focused prevention and treatment interventions with families of children and adolescents ages 6-17.  She uses an evidence-based systemic approach to strengthen family functioning and reduce symptoms—Brief Strategic Family Therapy®.    She currently trains and supervises clinicians learning BSFT in community-based agencies nationally and internationally.  Ms. Zarate also specializes in working with couples using BSFT.  She has extensive work experience in the area of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).  She is a contributing author in the recently published Family Therapy Review: Contrasting Contemporary Models.

Ms. Zarate is fluent in Spanish.