Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Dr. Monique D. Walker, C/MFT is a radical Black, queer, womanist, couple and family therapist, and social justice troublemaker. She has a PhD in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University and a Masters from East Carolina University. Currently, she is a psychotherapist in private practice in downtown Washington, DC. Monique used to coordinate the counseling department at Philadelphia's only independent LGBTQ youth center (Attic Youth Center), and worked there as a therapist for 4 years. Concurrently, she was an EMDR-trained psychotherapist at a feminist-based, trans-affirming agency also in Philadelphia (Therapy Center of Philadelphia, formerly Women's Therapy Center) focusing on couples and sex therapy, and trauma. Monique has a deep commitment to helping people find and use their voice, and experience more profoundly just and pleasurable relationships. She is also dedicated to challenging, deconstructing and expanding discourses around normative ideals, and queering everything she touches. Her research interests include the intersectional experiences of Black queer youth, parental acceptance/rejection of queerness and gender nonconformity in Black families, Black queer coupling and family/parental relationships, racial and sexual identity development, and mental health disparities and policy related to Black and queer communities. Monique has published several journal articles and book chapters, and has presented her work locally, nationally, and internationally on a range of topics usually related to social justice and the impact of various forms of oppression in marginalized communities.