Malonei Clay

Malonei Clay is a Licensed Resident in Counseling at Fountain of Hope Counseling Center. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and 5 years of experience in the field of counseling and psychology. She is in the process of collecting clinical hours towards independent licensure as an LPC.

Malonei specializes in the treatment of adolescent and adult anxiety, depression, and mood dysregulation. In addition, she works with couples and families that are struggling to function by helping them discover the root of their difficulties while learning to connect and communicate in a healthy and productive way.

Malonei’s approach to therapy is grounded in Gestalt theory, focusing heavily on self-exploration and increased self-awareness as a vehicle for change. Her approach to client interaction is very person-centered, in that it focuses on a collaborative relationship between herself and her client; one in which the client serves as the expert of their own personal journey and the therapist aims to help facilitate growth and change throughout that journey. She incorporates several aspects into her practice, including art, play, mindfulness, music, and meditation.

Malonei’s main goal is to provide a space that is empathetic and free of judgment, allowing clients to safely explore their difficulties, feel heard, and most importantly, to know that they are not alone. YOU are not alone.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

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We know that the media’s current focus on COVID-19 and the risks and potential impact can exacerbate fear, anxiety and depression for many. We are committed to continuing to provide excellent care while partnering with you in your therapeutic journey toward hope and healing.