Dr. Linda Mona
Dr. Linda R. Mona is a licensed psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings providing clinical services, training healthcare professionals, and conducting research focusing upon the diverse life experiences of individuals living with chronic health conditions/disability, as well as the importance of sexual health and overall quality of life. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and both her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Georgia State University. As the founder and president of Inclusivity Clinical Consulting Services (ICCS), Dr. Mona provides a wide array of psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. She also serves as a healthcare services consultant, providing training to integrated healthcare settings and allied health clinical service providers on disability, diversity, and inclusion strategies. As a psychologist who has specialized in sexual health and sex therapy throughout her career, Dr. Mona also works closely with healthcare facilities on ways to adequately assess, treat, and triage sexual difficulties with individuals and couples.
Dr. Mona has received national recognition by the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professions, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for her work focusing on people with disabilities. She has published over 50 articles on disability in academic-related publications and has delivered over 100 workshops and seminars on this topic. Dr. Mona’s work has been brought to mainstream audiences through other media including Oprah Radio, Canadian Discovery Health, PBS, NBC’s Today Show, Cosmopolitan, and Self magazines.
Dr. Marsha N. Sargeant
Dr. Marsha N. Sargeant is a licensed psychologist who has advocated for mental health equity for diverse populations through her career as a researcher, consultant, and clinician. Trained as a clinical scientist, Dr. Sargeant’s background in research, statistical design and analysis, have provided her with an exceptional ability to translate research findings into culturally competent, practical solutions. Through her measurement-based approach to program development, process improvement, and person-centered interventions, she is readily able to assess culturally-competent practices and make concrete suggestions about how to better serve relevant stakeholders. Dr. Sargeant’s passion around diversity is rooted in advocacy; shedding light on the undercurrents that contribute to limited views of diversity, particularly with respect to service provision. She seeks to discover the degree to which implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies are successful and how dynamic assessment and implementation strategies produce better outcomes both for individuals and organizations. Dr. Sargeant believes that she has been called to advance user-friendly, diversity-based research methods to better understand the importance of world view in all aspects of the work place and service provision.