Ali Flowers, LCMHCA
I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Charlotte with my family while in high school. I attended Appalachian State University and received my bachelor’s degree in health promotion. A short time later, I attended Carolinas College of Health Sciences and became a surgical assistant. For more than 20 years I have assisted surgeons in private practice and supported and cared for thousands of patients and their families. That career has guided me to understand my passion for helping others and desire to expand my empathy.
My husband and I are both in our second marriage. We have spent more than 15 years building a strong relationship and blending our family. I have experienced first-hand the challenges of co-parenting, communicating under difficult circumstances. I’ve spent much time learning to love and grow in a marriage and family that, at times, can be complicated. These experiences give me perspective and joy that I hope to share with others. I have an innate and personal passion helping others find success and form new and lasting bonds.
I find it an honor to participate in a client’s journey and do not take for granted the courage and bravery it takes to enter counseling. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds, creating a warm and trusting collaborative relationship that encourages respect, vulnerability, and willingness. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an attachment-based, experiential therapy. My goal is to help couples and individuals who feel distant from each other and want to connect. I aim to help clients recognize where they get stuck and learn to identify and stop the patterns that lead to relationship difficulties. I’m also able to help my clients work through grief and loss, as I spent years working with hospice patients and families. Clients can expect me to support partners who may feel overwhelmed or exhausted from trying to fix their relationship and work towards awareness, communication, and connection.
When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children. My husband and I can often be found taking our dog Rylee on walks, trying new restaurants, or binging series. I also love yoga, cooking and have recently found a passion for barre classes.
- Masters in Clinical Mental Health – University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
- Emotionally Focused Therapy 4-day Externship Trained
- Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Certified Prepare and Enrich Premarital Counselor
- Member of Chi Sigma Iota, an International Honor Society of Counseling Professionals