MONA, A beacon of comfort and a savior for those difficult nights when you need creative counsel after 5 o’clock. Talk to her, grow with her, we hope you help yourself. MONA is based on ELIZA, a simulation program that mimics a Rogerian Psychologist. ELIZA was programmed by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966. It was one of the first attempts at mimicking human interaction on the computer.