Annie Monaco MSW, RPT



Annie Monaco MSW, RPT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and a faculty member of the Child Trauma Institute & Trauma Institute and University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Annie travels throughout the US and internationally providing a multitude of trauma-informed trainings and agency and therapist consultation. Annie is a trainer of EMDR, Progressive Counting and STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency), Attachment and Dissociation, and EMDR with children. Annie is the Chair of the EMDRIA Child Special Interest Group. Annie has extensive training in complex trauma, family therapy, and play therapy, restorative justice and over 25 years as a trauma therapist serving children, teens, families and adults. Her private practice includes a multitude of behaviors and issues including foster care, out of country adoptions, juvenile justice and dissociation. Annie is the co-editor and chapter contributor of the book EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated approach (September 2020).