About Me

My name is Monika Dorsey Hayes and I am a licensed therapist in Georgia. I received my professional licensed counseling degree from South University in Savannah, Georgia in 2013. My career in the mental health field began as an administrative assistant in the counseling department at Savannah State University, where I also performed the duties of HIV tester and counselor, domestic violence and suicide prevention task force advisor for four years; individual and group counseling with children 6-18 years old and adult substance abuse and prevention programs. My work in substance abuse includes gender specific groups, adolescent groups, assessments, treatment plans, and individual services. I have found that the Person Centered Approach and Cognitive Behavior Therapy have been really effective. I do not believe that every person I meet fits into a box, and that every modality will work with every situation. I employ using all therapeutic methods depending on the needs of the needs of the person I am working with. Getting to know the client from the onset of our communication allows me to determine the best approach to assist them with achieving their therapeutic goals. I have a passion to help those who feel they cannot help themselves. I believe that empowering others begins from within and is the work I do as a therapist.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #009528 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monika Hayes. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.O. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Thank you for all the strategies to use throughout each day.

Written by C.H. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Monika for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and intimacy-related issues

Monika is knowledgeable and a great resource. She was patient and kind to me. She is very understanding and has a wide range of experiences. I worked with her for over 6 months and I feel like I've made incredible strides in that time. I would recommend her to anyone striving to improve their state of mind and make positive life changes.

Written by V.E. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Even though we've been having sessions for short. Of time I would like to say thank you for helping me and do whatever it is I'm going through and figuring out what I need to do to heal myself in the process. Honestly feels good to express how I feel to someone outside of my everyday Circle and for you to take interest into everything that I'm bring it to you

Written by M.E. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Monika for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Monika listens and affirms me throughout our sessions! I feel seen and ready to take on the obstacles in my life knowing that I have the support of my counselor.

Written by N.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Monika for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Monika has a warm spirit and is very knowledgeable. She’s listens well and presents great points for reflection. I appreciate her ability to be professional yet down to earth. Great counselor!

Written by L.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Monika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Monika is kind and understanding. She is patient when listening to struggles and emotions. Monika has changed my outlook on the current quarantine.

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