Jenais Y. Means, MA, LPC (SC), NCC, LCMHC (NC)
*Jenais is not currently accepting new clients*
Jenais Y. Means is the owner and lead counselor of Collaborative Means. Jenais has a wholistic view of human nature that incorporates body, soul, and spirit wellness into her community work and interpersonal relationships. She volunteers as the director of the Teen Program for Camp Wonderhands, a free week-long summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing children and teens of South Carolina; she is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health team, where she provides psychological first aid to persons displaced by natural events and tragic accidents; and she is a table companion for the Sunday Dinner Ministry at a local church, which serves family style dinners to the homeless and the working poor. Jenais is the owner and lead counselor of Collaborative Means, LLC. She conducts individual, group, and family counseling for persons across the life span. In an effort to increase knowledge and promote wellness, she provides free community workshops on stress management, anxiety, depression, sleep and wake routines, and career concerns.
Jenais’ energy also extends to her family. She cherishes shared meals and activities with her parents and spending time with her four nieces, two nephews, and two godchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys activities that fuel her creative spirit, including dancing and creating mixed media art.
Jenais completed a 200-hour yoga instructor certification through My Vinyasa Practice’s Scholarship for Black Wellness and she was commissioned as a Spiritual Director through the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary’s Academy of Faith and Leadership program. Jenais earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University (Columbia, SC). She is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy program in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Presentations and Recognition
2018 Black Mental Health Symposium Presenter: Experiential Group Work
2017 South Carolina Counseling Association Conference Presenter: Counseling through Group Work
2014 Midlands Technical College Science Adjunct Teacher of the Year
American Counseling Association
South Carolina Counseling Association
Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer
Camp Wonder Hands Teen Program CoordinatorAdd