Hello! I am so excited that you are here because it shows your willingness to create change in your life or to overcome whatever life challenges you are currently facing. I recognize the vulnerability of reaching out to ask for help with making those changes and facing those challenges. As a counselor, I hope to equip you with strategies, knowledge and insight that will empower you to achieve whatever goals you choose for yourself.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi, which I have called home since 2010. Originally from Louisiana, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in that state, as well. I have been providing counseling for over 15 years to individuals, groups and couples in a variety of settings which gives me a broad scope of experience. I enjoy working with age groups from those in young adulthood to those young at heart. I use an integrative counseling approach when working with clients, meaning I may pull from a variety of techniques to suit the needs of my client. The main techniques I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness.
I hope to have the opportunity to help you learn and grow through the counseling process which requires commitment on your part to do the work to accomplish your goals and commitment on my part to provide an environment of trust, safety and compassion.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MS LPC 1513
LA LMFT 256
Alicia is very knowledgeable and respects my thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. She also challenges me appropriately.
Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Alicia is great with me. She understands me and knows where I’m coming from.
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 1 year
Alicia has been such a help to me. I've faced many challenges in the recent past and her knowledge, expertise, and her caring presence has helped me through these challenges. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to improve their lives and their circumstances.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Alicia helps me with my mindset, which helps me self reflect on situations more positively. The work she has done with me this year has not only changed my life, but made me want to strive for an even better life. I can't thank her enough. I'm pushing to achieve an unknown future instead of being scared of it.
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have been working with Alicia Mainka on and off for the past year. She has been so helpful to me and I’ve greatly benefitted from her services.
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Alicia is the best therapist I’ve had the opportunity to talk to. She is kind, caring, compassionate, smart, and knows what to do and say in tough situations. Her expertise is second to none. Highly recommend.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders