Dr. Monti, a licensed clinical psychologist, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Cognitive Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Monti obtained a second doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. Dr. Monti was the recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Monti completed a clinical psychology internship with emphasis in the areas of self-injury and eating disorders.
The focus of her early research involved the structure and function of memory in healthy older adults and in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. She has co-authored peer-reviewed articles in the area of neuropsychology and has presented some of her research findings at national conferences. Dr. Monti has been a co-investigator on grants awarded by the National Institute of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the National Institute on Aging.
In addition to seeing her therapy clients at CDCW, Dr. Monti also completes psychological and neuropsychological assessments. She is Allied Staff at a Behavioral Health Hospital and is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.