College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Lekesha Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. Dr. Davis has worked in community mental health for more than 20 years, specializing in intimate partner violence, depression, trauma and crisis, children and families, and multicultural issues in counseling. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, with an emphasis in Trauma and Crisis, in November 2018 from Walden University. She is also a full-time Assistant Professor at Missouri Baptist University. She has been teaching graduate counseling courses since 2018. 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. Dr. Davis believes that "passion fuels vision" and advocates for compassionate and equitable care for youth and adults with mental and behavioral health concerns.