Kristina McCray

(M.S., LPC)
Therapist Kristina McCray Photo

About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health professional. I have had experience with working with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders, substance addiction, identity problems, self-esteem problems, intellectual disabilities and ADHD (to name a few). I also have helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma. Moreover, I am a School Psychologist. Throughout my 13 years of experience, I have worked several different jobs in the mental health field.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and person centered techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will act as and genuinely will be a compassionate facilitator, will listen without judgment, and will acknowledge your experience without moving the conversation in another direction. I will be there to encourage and support you and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the process of self-discovery.

I am looking forward to getting to know you. I want you to know that therapy is not a quick fix to things, it is a journey. You will have to be patient with yourself through the process. I will be patient, as well. I would like for you to know that I will not ever judge you and will always provide a listening ear to whatever thoughts and feelings that you are experiencing in your life. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I am here to do life with you. I look forward to working with you and it will be an honor to serve you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #75888 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I highly recommend Ms. McCray for help and support with issues involving anxiety and OCD. She is especially tuned into problems connected to OCD, & that is comforting to me.

Written by T.O. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Kristina is very patient and listens well. She offers up suggestions and teaches me it h to change my negative thinking to positive thinking.

Written by J.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kristina is a great therapist, shes a great listener and I feel like she understands. Talking to her is very very easy and I feel so much better having worked with her these few months.

Written by A.M. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kristina has been a great resource to have. Very unbiased and provides thoughtful feedback for me to consider. Looking forward to more work with her.

Written by M.E. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Super knowledgeable and able to put complex ideas into everyday language.

Written by C.C. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristina is GREAT! She makes you feel comfortable expressing yourself; it’s like talking to a good girlfriend. She always gives me something to think about and a different perspective as it relates to the things going on in my life. I love that she gives a spiritual as well as clinical/scientific background on the topics we discuss.

Written by S.T. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Love this service and Kristina especially

Written by E.R. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Working with Kristina has been awesome so far! This is my first time trying therapy and I appreciate how well she leads sessions. She's also incredibly easy to talk to which is great!

Written by P.A. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Kristina is a wonderful counselor and has helped me immensely!

Written by V.E. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristina is an excellent counselor. She provides a unique perspective that is much appreciated. She is encouraging as well as professional in that she offers real world solutions to issues I was facing. Kristina made counseling feel like I was talking to a good friend who happened to also be a professional counselor. 10/10 would recommend!

Written by G.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

By far one of the best counselors I’ve seen. She is very holistic in listening and responding. I would definitely recommend her services. After one session, I had major breakthroughs.

Written by E.B. on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lisa is a gift from God. She is absolutely amazing.

Written by S.A. on Nov 08, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kristina has been such a blessing to work with. She is compassionate and patient and easy to talk to, and really listens to understand what you’re dealing with. I am so appreciative of her knowledge and counseling style and of BetterHelp. Thank you!!

Written by T.I. on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Very knowledgeable and friendly

Written by J.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She's helped me so much with her advice and support. She always listens thoroughly and advocates for me, even when I'm having a hard time doing that myself.

Written by Q.. on Sep 04, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wonderful. Down to Earth but very experienced! As a WOC, and honestly just as a person, I feel very comfortable speaking with her. She gives great advice. Makes me feel seen and heard. 10/10 therapist. Thank you Kristina!

Written by A.L. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 months

Kristina has been very helpful and I highly recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Jul 08, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Great and helpful person to talk with. Her positive and warm demeanor makes Kristina easy to open up to. After each session I feel reset into a more positive mindset.

Written by P.A. on Jul 04, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kristina is a great councillor I would recommend her to anyone looking for help for the first time. I had never worked on my mental health with anyone before and she made the process easy and natural. Her way of talking and discussing issues is very fluid and flows naturally. I am very happy with the help she has provided me with.

Written by J.E. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Kristina is super in tune with my concerns and worries and never tries to tell me how I feel. She gives me ways to feel like I’m in control of my healing and not as helpless as I was before. She is incredibly relatable and it never feels cold and clinical talking with her. This was just a trial thing but this experience has been so amazing that I don’t mind paying the extra money.

Written by A.M. on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kristina listens well, and advises based on proven techniques which are simple...yet effective. She's great to talk to as well, and is very understanding and friendly & great to talk to.

Written by D.E. on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Thank you for listening to me and helping me with everything going on.

Written by R.O. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Even though we’ve been working for a short time, Kristina keeps it very real and is an amazing listener and gives great perspective.

Written by T.R. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd

Very happy so far and looking forward to more work with her.

Written by H.E. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks

She has listened to me when I thought I had nowhere to turn. She can see past the pain I am feeling and encourages me to better myself.

Written by J.E. on Apr 28, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I’ve only had two sessions with Kristina but am already feeling so much weight lifted off my shoulders. She is not judgmental, very gentle, kind, thoughtful and asks the right questions to help me find my own answers.

Her assignments, though small, have already made a very big impact in helping me address my negative self-talk and learn to shift my mindset to one that is healthy and respectful to myself. We’re also getting ready for some training to help me get over my next ongoing issue, and I can’t wait for my transformation.

Written by S.H. on Mar 19, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I am just staring my sessions with Kristina but so far I feel very at ease. She provides a safe environment for me to open up and express myself.

Written by C.A. on Jan 18, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I feel I have grown from having Kristina as my therapist in the short few months I've worked with her. It's nice to work with someone that you feel you can be honest with her and she won't judge you. I like feeling like my therapist is human too and she struggles with similar sh!t I do. It seems like when I have a dilemma going on, Kristina is thinking of something I could try to help me get through the challenge. It's been a huge comfort to me to know that I have her to guide me, nurture me, and encourage me to be the best version of myself.

Written by A.M. on Nov 28, 2019 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kristina is kind and engaging. She is comforting, supportive yet professional and informative. I eagerly look forward to our sessions. She’s absolutely amazing.

Written by A.L. on Sep 05, 2019 after therapy with Kristina for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Kristina has been very warm and kind. I really appreciate that she is always in my corner, reminding me that I should take care of myself and listen to my own needs. I highly recommend Kristina to anyone who wants to be heard.