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Biography of Edward P. Monte, PhD

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Edward P. Monte, PhD


  • Couples and Sex Therapy
  • Family Therapy with Adult Children
  • Gender Issues
  • Separation Issues
  • Family of Origin/Life-Cycle/Genogram Work
  • Family Business/Family Office Consulting
  • Advisor and Executive Coaching
Clinical Director

“If therapy is to reflect the richness of human experience, collaboration between disciplines must be a daily reality. Each therapist should be confident in the knowledge, perspective and skills they possess in their area of specialization. And they should also know the limitation of one person-one view therapy. To be truly “comprehensive”, therapists must be open to addressing clients’ needs with the help of other experts in the areas of concern. This should not be an exception in treatment but the rule. It is on this belief that Centra was founded.”

With thirty-five years experience as a clinician, Edward Monte is a highly respected individual and couples therapist. He is a clinical member and approved supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family. He received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Psychology from Duquesne University and his doctorate in Human Relations from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
During his career, he was in private practice in Toronto, Ontario for three years, eleven years as a senior staff therapist, supervisor, teacher and administrator at the Marriage Council of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine (now the Council for Relationships, an independent clinic), four years as Director of the Couples and Family Therapy Program at Crozer Chester Medical Center and presently the founder and Clinical Director of Centra.

Currently, he is on faculty in the graduate school of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. For five years, he was on faculty at Hahnemann-Drexel University’s doctoral Couples and Family Therapy program and was a visiting lecturer for seven years at the London Marriage Guidance, London, England. Dr. Monte has lectured regionally and nationally on various aspects of couples therapy, gender and life-cycle issues.

Dr. Monte is also a founder and principal of the Family Solutions Group - a family business and family office consulting firm. He is active in the Family Firm Institute – the national organization of family business consultants. During the past fourteen years, he has given workshops in over twenty-five business schools around the country on the personal side issues of family business. Presenting at national and international family business conferences, legal and financial advisory firms. Dr. Monte has focused on the unique issues of fathers and sons working together – a particular area of interest in his teaching and research. Also, he has offered executive coaching services centered on the impact of personality and background on upper management performance. Dr. Monte is currently on faculty in the Next Generation Institute of the Family Business Center of Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

He has published articles and chapters on issues of couples therapy, managing the relationship between fathers and sons working together, general family business issues and conflict resolutions.

Licensure: New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor