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Shantai L. McCray is Owner and Licensed Professional Counselor at Life's Work Counseling and Consulting, L.L.C. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health from Webster University, a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and an Associate's degree in Criminal
Justice from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mrs. McCray's experience in areas such as; substance abuse, child protective services, behavioral health and education lends itself to a comprehensive and eclectic approach to psychotherapy. She offers a safe, non-judgmental and culturally sensitive environment during some of the most trying times in life. Mrs. McCray believes in being strengths-based and solution focused. Her therapeutic approach is Person-centered and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology. Each intervention will be tailored to fit your specific needs.
Jennifer is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has a wide range of experience in the mental health and social services field. She began her career working with children and their families in Community Mental Health. During her graduate internship, she worked primarily with adults in a private practice setting. Post graduate degree, she worked with those who were experiencing intimate partner violence and later, she spent time working with adults in Community Mental Health who were experiencing homelessness. Most recently, she gained experience working in a middle school setting with students and their families. Jennifer utilizes a person-centered approach while incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. She believes therapy is unique to each individual and therefore often uses an eclectic therapeutic approach. Jennifer is passionate about working with individuals, couples and families as they navigate the challenges of life and hopes to empower and support you on your journey.
Stephanie is a graduate student completing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. She began her career in mental health serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and dual diagnoses. Stephanie comes from a highly diverse background allowing for a sense of empathy and openness that is second to none. She believes that every individual is unique and the expert of themself. Stephanie feels that it is a privilege to hear your story and be a part of your journey. She views individuals holistically and is LGBTQIA+ affirming. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family (both two and four-legged), playing golf, listening to records, and reading.
Keyonna is a graduate student at Missouri Baptist University working towards her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with people from varying cultural identities as she was a Diversity Ambassador that taught trainings on cultural competency and unconscious bias. Keyonna is passionate about helping people realize that their past doesn’t have to define them. When Keyonna has free time, she loves spending time with her family, ministering at her church, and baking.