Ali Mays MA, LPCA, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577

Ali Mays

MA, LPCA

Ali Mays

MA, LPCA

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision Supervisor: James Garvey MA, LPC, LPCS
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor Associate - 6622
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Choice
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • SelectHealth
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

3100 Dick Pond Road
Suite A
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina 29577

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My Approach to Helping

I use various therapeutic techniques that are unique to each of my clients. As a counselor, I use many different approaches to address each clients different personality and areas of concern in order to help achieve the desired improvement and growth in those particular areas. I help to empower my clients with the skills to develop new thinking patterns and change undesirable behaviors through a variety of methods that work best for them. As your counselor, I seek to provide a safe and trustworthy environment for you to openly share your feelings and reach your goals together in a united effort.

More Info About My Practice

I am a skillful, compassionate and empathetic counselor with a passion to instill a positive change among individuals who may be struggling with a diversity of conflicts. I obtained my master's degree in Counseling from Webster University and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee with a bachelors degree in Psychology. Some areas of my experience include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, emotional regulation, eating disorders, self-esteem, behavioral problems, and mood disorders. I enjoy working with individuals ranging from school-age children to older adults.

I am currently accepting new clients and I look forward to hearing from you!

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

What have you got to lose?
If you are struggling with something, why not come in and see if it helps. You may be surprised. You owe it to yourself to feel better mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Life is too short to be anything but joyful and living a happy life. I will give you 100% in our journey together because it is my job as your counselor to help you learn how to experience life the way you were intended to, but you have to be willing to put in some work. The more you put in the better you will feel. Are you ready?

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

If you have had a negative experience with counseling please don't let that keep you from getting whatever the help is that you need. I am sure you are familar with the saying, "don't let one bad apple spoil the bunch." Well it is sorta similar to that! We aren't all like that, I promise :) I apologize that you had that experience but don't punish yourself by not getting some help if you need it because of what happened in the past, you are only hurting yourself and probably making yourself feel worse by doing so! Counseling can be fun and is so worth it. Aren't you ready to start feeling better? I look forward to hearing from you!

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My journey through life has made me the proud and dedicated counselor I am today because I am able to actually know exactly what you are feeling and going through most of the time because of my own personal experiences. As you share some of your innermost feelings and the difficult issues you may be facing, I am able to genuinely empathize with what you are telling me.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Sessions usually last 50-60 minutes, once a week.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients ranging from school-age children to older adults.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Rejection
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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