Jessika Gray-Ross

(MA, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Greetings!

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have been in the helping profession for over 10 years and the journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding! I have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. My counseling style focuses on building a trusting, authentic therapeutic relationship, creating a judgment-free space for clients to explore life challenges and relationships. I am committed to helping you reach your goals in therapy and I look forward to encouraging you every step of the way, as you begin your journey!

The therapeutic approaches that I find most effective are Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy; however, I combine different therapeutic approaches based on my client's presenting concerns. My treatment style is rooted in psychodynamic and client-centered approaches that focus on building trust and authentic rapport and addressing my client’s unique concerns. I believe in setting collaborative goals with my clients to help them with their areas of need, while also empowering them to use their strengths to overcome difficulties.

My training experience comes from Lindenwood University where I received a dual Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. I attended Tuskegee University for my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. My clinical experience comes from Washington University School of Medicine. I started my private practice in June 2020: Elevated Perspectives Counseling & Wellness, LLC. I am a Christian and I believe every human being has purpose.

Proverbs 11:19- Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
But in the multitude of counselors, there is safety.

Look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Caregiver Issues and Stress , Domestic Violence , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2020011064 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Oct 23, 2020 after counseling with Jessika for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She makes me feel very comfortable and I feel so good after sessions with her. I highly recommend

Written by K.A. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Jessika for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am really liking my time right now with Jessika. I feel that she is helpful and responds to me quickly. I am looking forward to my next phone session with her.