Monika Hayes


About Me

My name is Monika Dorsey Hayes and I am a licensed therapist in Georgia and South Carolina. 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 spills into the work I do as a therapist.


  • 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: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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

LPC #6714 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by M.E. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.