Jillana McCray

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Hello and welcome!
If you are reading this, you are probably someone who is struggling with something in your life. I am hear to listen to you and help you work through whatever may be bothering you.
I believe I am very caring, compassionate, and empowering, while also believing in being honest and real with my clients. There are times when you may just need to process through something, and other situations where you may need to challenge and address core beliefs. I can help with both.

I was born and raised in Minnesota, where I am currently practicing. I have spent a couple years living and practicing in Upstate New York. I have both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in social work, with my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. I have worked with a range of populations, individuals as young as 4 years old all the way to 55 years old, individuals of several different cultures, the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with developmental disabilities, families, individuals, and couples.

My passion is working with children and adults who have experienced trauma and/or have grief. This being said, I have experience with a range of challenges from anger management, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships, low self esteem and self confidence, parenting issues, LGBTQ+ issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and blended families.

With using a variety of approaches, including CBT, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, strengths-based and solution focused therapies, I believe you will be able to explore your current life challenges and work to empower yourself to make changes in life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #25877 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Jillana for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

She is great and hard working.

Written by J.E. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Jillana for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Mrs Jillana McCray for the last few weeks, and consider her one of the best Counselors that I have seen in my life. She has been very helpful for me in working through a devasting romantic break-up of four years, and some additional issues that go along with it.

I feel very comfortable sharing intimate details with Jillana, and she is also personable to speak to. I have used the messaging feature, and she responds in a timely way with very helpful comments. I'm able to share a lot of events that happen during the week, and get her perspectives on things that I hadn't considered. She also helps guide my thought process with reflective questions.

I highly recommend her for your journey of growth.