About Dr. Monica Borschel

Dr. Monica is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. She graduated with her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She later moved to Hong Kong to pursue her doctorate at the University of Hong Kong in Social Work and Social Administration.

Dr. Monica specialises in Attachment, Trauma and Loss. She is experienced in helping adults, teens, children, and families adjust to anxiety, trauma, abuse, divorce, separation, loss of a loved one, and loss of finance. 

Dr. Monica’s attachment-based psychodynamic therapy along with EMDR, enables her clients to find healing within themselves. In so doing, she can help adults, teens, and children to overcome anxiety, trauma, neglect, emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, and child abuse.

Furthermore, as an attachment specialist, she also helps individuals understand relationship patterns which prevent them from developing or maintaining healthy relationships. She is able to help reduce anxiety, insomnia, depression and promote confidence and self-esteem. This may include deciding what is in the best interest of the children during custody disputes, strengthening the relationship and communication between the parents and the children.

Dr. Monica is a registered and licensed Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong and is now based in Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA. Dr. Monica offers both face to face and skype sessions.



  • B.S. Psychology, from The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, from Columbia University in New York City, USA
  • PH.D Social Work and Social Administration, from the University of Hong Kong
  • EMDRIA trained for clinical practice, from EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), USA
  • Child Consultant for Child Inclusive Mediation
  • Bricklin Custody Evaluator

Membership and Registration

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist with The Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology.
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA)


It’s not often that you meet a person who truly cares and goes the extra mile unselfishly. Thank you Dr. Monica for helping both me and my daughter get through a terrible time. Losing my wife and mother of my daughter in an unspeakable tragedy was too big for me to handle and move on from. II couldn’t sleep and wasn’t able to function at work. My live was falling apart and I didn’t know how to change any of it. I’m not the type of person who would ever speak to a psychologist, but you’re empathetic, caring, and non-judgmental approach helped me open up to you and develop a trusting relationship. You will never know how much you are appreciated. Thank you for helping me and my beloved daughter to put our life’s back together. You were truly meant to do.

It has been my absolute privilege to know Dr. Monica, professionally and personally. She is someone on whom people can consistently rely, and she gives of herself with genuine kindness, compassion, and generosity. She is someone who relates to people with incredible ease, and his ability to maintain an empathic and open stance while still holding herself to the highest professional and ethical standards is unmatched.

As a Father, I measure my Daughter well-being is to consider whether they are someone I would trust my own loved ones with for care. When I ask that of myself with regard to Dr. Monica, it is an instant and confident yes. She is a true leader who conducts herself with integrity and true care and concern for those whose lives her touches.


When I found out my ex boyfriend cheated on me, I was shocked, angry and devastated.

I was very lucky to meet my therapist Monica. She is good at listening, knowledgable, and never judgemental – which makes a great contrast with my parent, a lot of my friends, and therapists in general. I was very grateful for her professional manner and this has made my recovering process a lot faster and easier.

Monica’s sessions and the books she recommended have set the foundation for my personal development. Through the sessions, I built way stronger self-awareness, self-respect, a belief that I am in control of my own life, and able to make better decisions and plans for my future.

One year later, with tons of self-development work, I now think my ex boyfriend’s cheating is one of the best things happened in my life – it’s an opportunity for me to choose to live in happiness. Without Monica, I would not make this happen. Thank you so much, Monica!


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