Monique Terner received her BS in Anthropology and Philosophy from Boston University, and a dual M.Ed. in Education and Teaching Through the Arts, with an emphasis on inclusive education, from Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts. Monique is currently pursuing a MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology, and RYT-500 designation in Yoga Therapy.
Monique is an educator, Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern (CADC I). Currently working as a child, adult and family therapist for Wolf Pack Consulting and Therapeutic Services and a Behavior Consultant, with DHS Developmental Disabilities Services, Monique offers a holistic and humanistic approach to her work with clients.
As an advocate for children’s wellness, Monique founded Creative Roots in 2010, offering an inclusive community for families and children. Monique works with children and families involved with Department of Human Services, Child Protective Services and Department of Developmental Disabilities. Monique has served as an expert witness. and is passionate about inclusive education and collaboration for best practices and outcomes.
Monique offers her clients over 20 years of experience working with children, parents and educators in public schools, private school and alternative educational settings. She is a certified YogaCalm® Instructor and Mindfulness Practitioner with Mindful Schools®, offering opportunities for children and adults to experience the health and personal wellness benefits of yoga and mindfulness. As a Master Trainer with the Oregon Registry, Monique offers professional development opportunities for educators. A member of the International Coaching Federation, Monique offers Academic Life Coaching® and Mindfulness to teens and adults. Monique offers consultation and continuing education to professionals interested in learning how to apply Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatics and Creativity in their work, personal lives, schools and communities.
Monique is a contributing author for the book, Face to Face: Cultivating Kids’ Social Lives in the Digital World, a discussion book for parents, community members and professionals who want to make difference in the social lives of our youth today.
As an educator and the mother of three kids, Monique is passionate about empowering all kids and adults by offering quality educational opportunities, and supporting kids and families to develop life-long personal growth and wellness, and love of learning.
“Monique inspires all of her students, as well as myself. She has a unique relationship with her students and with their family members. They appear to feel a sense of trust and security in her classes and are challenged to learn and cooperate to their fullest. I am impressed with Monique’s ability to open up new horizons for her students, as well as adults, and instill in them confidence, spirit and self-worth.” – Sidney is a Professional Educator, Co-Teacher with Monique, and professional colleague of 20 years