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Dr. Lekesha Thomas-Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. Dr. Davis has worked in community mental health for more than 25 years, specializing in intimate partner violence, depression, trauma and crisis, children and families, and multicultural issues in counseling. Dr. Davis has presented on numerous topics including, self-care when working with children who experience trauma, the most common mental illnesses in adults and children, the effects of gun violence on youth, the impact of trauma on diverse populations, intimate partner violence, and many other topics. She is trained in several trauma evidenced based practices, including TF-CBT, EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness, and TREM. Some research interests include intimate partner violence, effects of trauma in diverse populations, equitable treatment amongst faculty and students in higher education settings. Dr. Davis loves to read and enjoys writing poetry.

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, Walden University, 2018
MEd Counseling, Delta State University, 2006
BS, Psychology, Drake University, 2000

  • Davis, L., Gierer, B., Haisis, J., & Hollimn, V. (June 1, 2023). MO school shooting response Behavioral Health Strike Team (BHST) Spring Training. Jefferson City, Mo. 
  • Bay, R., Davis, L., Gierer, B., & Sorbel, L. (May 3, 2023). Psychological impact from school shootings. Missouri Children’s Trauma Network Training Summit. Columbia, Mo. 
  • Clark, T., Davis, L., Gierer, B., Haisis, J., & Hollim0n, V. (April 11, 2023). MO school shooting response Behavioral Health Strike Team (BHST) Spring Training. Jefferson City, Mo. 
  • JJK Winning in Life (ABC 30 Television Show, 2022). Provided mental health informational on grief, stress, and depression.
  • Davis, L., Johnson, K., & Spratt, F. (October 14, 2022). Trauma informed care principles. Elevate Conference: Wake Up for Change. St. Louis, MO
  • Davis, L., & Cox. A., (October 29, 2021). Creating a DEI learning environment in a predominantly white Christian learning institution. Virtual Roundtable presentation at the 2021 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Thomas-Davis, L. (2021). Disparities in mental health care. Missouri Baptist University (MBU) Magazine.
  • Trauma with diverse populations
  • DEI
  • Creating Private Practice
  • Clinical Skill Development