Dr. Monica Band

Assistant Professor


Monica Band

Contact Information

Contact via email


Ballston 4040, 332

Academic Credentials

B.S., The University of Mary Washington
M.A. The George Washington University
Ed.D., Marymount University
Other Study: Virginia Tech

Teaching Areas

  • Career Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling for Individuals

Research Interests

  • Multicultural Issues and Competencies
  • Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Issues
  • Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed Care, and First Responder Needs


Dr. Band is an Assistant Professor for Marymount University’s Counseling Department. She is Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Band provides counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in a practice setting in Alexandria, Virginia.

Her immediate clinical experience includes serving severe marginalized populations with a variety of issues: substance use, serve mental health diagnoses, chronic homelessness, and immigrant or refugee status, etc. Additionally, Dr. Band has experience providing vocational rehabilitation counseling services and working in both residential and outpatient community-based mental health settings.

Dr. Band is an active member of the professional counseling community. She has served in several leadership capacities. Some include: President-Elect of VCA (2017-2018), Past-President of VA-ASERVIC (2016-2017), VCA's Policies and Procedures Committee Chair (2017-2018), member of MCA’s Ethics and Bylaws Committee, Graduate Representative for VA-ALGBTIC (2015-2017), MACES’ Secretary (2015-2017). Dr. Band proudly serves on ACA’s Cultural Encounters Task Force (2017-2018). She is a professional member of ACA, ASERVIC, MGCA, and AHC.

She has presented over 40 educational sessions at local, state, national, and international conferences; as well as published and guest lectured on a variety of counseling topics related to multiculturalism. Some of her presentations include: intersectionality, intimate partner violence among Asian Americans, intergenerational trauma, career counseling considerations for Asian Americans, dynamics of cultural privilege/oppression, internalized stereotypes, and culture-bound syndromes within the DSM-V.