LeCreshia earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri. She earned her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and has 10 years of experience working with a variety of clients across settings including: The University of Missouri (MU) Career Center, the MU Counseling Center, MU System Employee Assistance Program and the University of Michigan CAPS. She has most commonly worked with client concerns such as: anxiety, women’s identity development, gender role exploration, grief and loss, life transitions/phase of life concerns, LGBTQIA issues, self-injury, anger management, depression, career indecision and coping with past sexual abuse/trauma.
LeCreshia's special interests include working with: survivors of sexual and other forms of trauma, members of the LGBTQIA community, identity development, gender role exploration, racial minorities and other groups whom are often marginalized.
She strives to create a collaborative, empathetic and respect driven relationship between client and counselor; strongly believing in the client’s position as an expert on themselves and their experiences. This perspective is shaped by a passion for social justice and being an advocate for her clients as well as a support as they experience what can be difficult change. Her clinical perspective is informed by a combination of feminist and cognitive behavioral (CBT) approaches.
Her research interests include: group dynamics, racial identity development and prosocial intergroup behavior among racially disparate groups.