Mississippi Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors 

MACES is a division of the MS Counseling Association that consists of Licensed Professional Supervisors and Counselor Educators, or anyone interested in learning more about these areas. 

Our Mission supports the same as MCA 

  • To encourage the personal and professional development of counselors

  • To influence decisions that affect the counseling profession

  • To promote progress, understanding, and improvement of counseling

Why Join MACES? 

It is important to join professional membership organizations to connect and network with those with like-minded interests and goals. We are here to help the profession of counseling grow! 

Click here for the Supervision Verification link.

We have a vacancy for the position of Advocacy Liaison.  Please contact us if you are interested.

Officers 2023-2024

Jessica Reed, LPC-S, BC-TMH

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I am the founder and owner and Clinical Director for Reed Counseling and Consulting LLC which has been in practice for 5 years, before starting my practice I worked for a group therapy agency and served as a Licensed School Counselor servicing Mississippi and Tennessee. My current occupation includes Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider, and Prepare and Enrich Trainer. My company offers psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families, coaching and professional development, and consultation to therapists and healthcare professionals.  I am a current W.K. Kellog Creative Leaders Network Fellow I am a partner with Lyra Health, Therapy for Black Girls, Inc., The Loveland Foundation, and serve on the advisory board for the Youth Mental Health Coalition to increase mental health support and community. I received a graduate and undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and a Specialist degree in Counseling from Delta State University.

LaShundra S. Clark, DPC, LPC-S, BC-TMHT  

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I have been working in the mental health field for over 12 years. I received my Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling from Jackson State University and my Doctorate in Professional Counseling from Mississippi College. In addition to working as an adjunct professor at Jackson State University, I have also worked in multiple mental health facilities across the state of MS and I currently run a private practice in Clinton, MS. In addition to my private practice, I also offer consultation services to therapists who are attempting to open a private practice, participate in workshops, serve as a motivational speaker, and offer supervision to individuals who are on the road to obtaining their licensure.  

Dr. Shelbi Bradley, DPC, LPC-S, BC-TMH 

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Dr. Shelbi Bradley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Board certified Telemental Health Provider. She is the owner and clinical Director of Powerful Minds Counseling Center. Shelbi specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, life adjustments, and much more. Shelbi is married and has two dogs; she loves her family and friends. Shelbi is a 2023 graduate of Mississippi College and an alumnus of William Carey University and The University of Southern Mississippi. Shelbi is a native of Gulfport and truly enjoys living in Coastal MS. She is a Greater Mt. Olive Baptist church member and several volunteer organizations across the state. Shelbi is an advocate for all things wellness and mental health. Shelbi is a published author and lives by the motto be better than you were yesterday, she enjoys pushing herself and those around her. You can connect with Shelbi any time via LinkedIn or Psychology Today.

Nadia Gaynor, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH

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Nadia L. Gaynor is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field; working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She specializes in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, self-care and wellness. As a mental health clinician, she strives to empower each client to reach their highest personal goals through therapy.  Nadia is the owner of New Life Goals Counseling and Consulting. She and her staff serve the state of Mississippi virtually and also provide in-person services to the Jackson Metro Area. Nadia also provides consultation, and training, and enjoys hosting yearly mental health and wellness conferences.  Nadia received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Belhaven University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Community Counseling from Jackson State University. She enjoys traveling, reading, and trying new things. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mother of three children.

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Kensley May, P-LPC, NCC 

I am a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (P-LPC), National Board Certified Counselor, and Distance Professional Services Provider with Catalyst Counseling and Therapy Services - Biloxi, MS. I have worked in the mental health field for eight years in several areas such as community mental health, in-home counseling, acute psychiatric facilities, school-based areas, and addiction medicine. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of West Alabama. I also hold several division officer positions with the Mississippi Counseling Association: President-Elect of Pinebelt Region, Secretary of Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor Association, and Former Emerging Leader Coordinator. I also serve on the Graduate Student Committee of the American Counseling Association.

Pictures from the 2023 MCA Conference