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Jillana McCray, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression ADHD
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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.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

MN LICSW 25877


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jillana McCray. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Jillana is incredibly professional and has a plethora of mental health tools and resources for me to use at any given time. She checks in on me regularly and responds to my messages quickly. She’s so understanding and uses language and summarizes information in a way I can easily understand. I cannot tell you how great of a match she is for what I’m looking in a therapist.

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Jillana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have appreciated Jillana's responses and insight into my recent issues. She has given me some things to think about and challenged me to take action on a few other items.

Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Jillana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Jillana listens . Very good with her words. Thank you! Highly recommend.

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Jillana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Love working with Jill and she is extremely helpful!

Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Jillana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is great and hard working.

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Jillana for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

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.

Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Jillana for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes