Monifa Ellis-Addie

November 11, 2017 | Banyan Therapy Group


Associate Therapist

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT #99650
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Congratulations on your path to wellness and the search for peace within yourself.

I would like to utilize my experience to help you be successful in that search.  In addition to being a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I have worked as a part of the sex and wellness education team for A Touch of Romance.  I continue to sharpen my skills in sexual issues treatment through training at the Center of Healthy Sex, running my own sexual health coaching business, and teaching human sexuality workshops at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) in the subjects of sex addiction, partner betrayal trauma, and male and female sexual disorders.  I will become a permanent staff member and continue to teach the human sexuality course at TCSPP in 2020.

Through all this experience, I have come to specialize in the anxiety and intimacy issues that spawn from incongruences in sexuality.  There are continuous mixed messages between sex in media, family, social experiences and what is actually happening in real time.  This can make life unnecessarily uneasy in dealing with the self and in relationships.  I assist individuals and couples in overcoming these difficulties to discovering their true sexual self.

When I am not conducting workshops or seeing clients, I enjoy relaxing and taking in the day.  I do this through eating delicious food from my husband who happens to be a chef or playing with our adorable Jack-a-Poo, Fred.

I appreciate the difficulty that comes with exploring sexual issues.  My desire is to help you find your way to enjoy life as you never have before.

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