Monica Roberts, M.A., M.S.W., L.M.S.W.
Monica Roberts, is a Kansas City native, she is currently a mental health professional serving in capacity of direct client services for the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs. For the last five years Monica has served in the area of Health Information Technology, most recently as an Engagement Leader for Cerner Corporation.
In 2011 Monica founded Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency, to address an unmet need in the urban core, specifically children that were survivors of homicide victims.
As an individual directly impacted by the homicide of loved ones, and after losing multiple friends to homicide while growing up in the urban core, Monica has made it her mission to serve this very vulnerable population of children, which she refers to as the “smallest co-victims of homicide.”
Monica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, and a Master of Social Work, from the University of Missouri-Kansas city.
As a Licensed Master Social Worker in both the State of Kansas and Missouri, Monica provides clinical services under the supervision of Amy Sandy, LCSW. Throughout the years Monica has served in various leadership roles within the community health sector. She has gained a significant amount of experience in Court advocacy, and servicing chronically mentally ill adults/children.
In 2018 Monica was voted as the Eastern Jackson County Woman of Distinction, due to her commitment and service to the Kansas City metro area. Her philanthropic engagement has led to over 1,000 children being served.
Monica’s area of expertise include:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bereavement Therapy
- Crisis Assessment and Intervention
- Children and adolescents with behavioral issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Relationship challenges; families
- Life stresses and next steps