Monica Connelly, LCSW, CADC

Monica Connelly, LCSW, CADC

Director of Family Therapy

Monica Connelly, LCSW, CADC

Monica is the Director of Family Therapy at Positive Sobriety Institute. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Monica believes in a person centered, strengths-based approach to address the unique therapeutic goals of the people she works with. She believes in recognizing the inherent resilience it takes to survive trauma and addiction, and transitioning that energy to support a life in recovery. Monica also believes in utilizing family therapy to bring in the insight, perspective, and feedback from the people that support clients to challenge the more harmful patterns in place and bring the whole family into the recovery process. This is of great benefit not only to the person in treatment, but to the people who have also been impacted by their addiction.

Monica practices using an integrative approach grounded in attachment, family systems, and mindfulness-based theories. She provides family therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy and also hosts a monthly family education program and support group.

Monica trusts in the mind-body-spirit connection and has the utmost regard for the innate ability each one of us possesses to create lasting change in our lives. She believes that connecting with our inner selves and the world around us can often be a challenge, but it is also filled with opportunities for relief, healing, and growth.


  • MSW
  • CADC
  • LCSW

Insurance Accepted

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  • Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois steps off of the Magnificent Mile and accessible via two international airports located just 30-45 minutes away.
  • Our Medical Director, Daniel Angres, MD, is triple board certified in addiction medicine, psychiatry and neurology and addiction psychiatry.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute offers partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient therapy (IOP), and addiction after care programs.
  • Positive Sobriety Institute specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and recovery services to highly motivated professionals and others who fit our milieu.
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  • Positive Sobriety Institute's convenient downtown Chicago location is conducive to serving a myriad of client ancillary clinical needs, such as eating disorder treatment, specialized treatment and 12 step programs for other compulsive behaviors and other behavioral problems.
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