Jenais Means

Visiting Instructor
ABD Counselor Education and Supervision (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Lenoir-Rhyne University), BS in Biology (Xavier University of Louisiana)
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Transpersonal Contemplative Art–Based Counseling Concentration
CNST-710, Research & Program Evaluation; CNST-740, Diagnostic Psychopathology

Jenais Y. Means has a wholistic view of human nature that incorporates body, soul, and spirit wellness into her community work and interpersonal relationships. Jenais is the owner and lead counselor of Collaborative Means, LLC. She conducts individual, group, and family counseling for persons across the life span and she supervises associate level counselors. In an effort to increase knowledge and promote wellness, Jenais 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 four godchildren. In her spare time, Jenais 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 (New Orleans, LA) and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University (Columbia, SC). She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jenais is a South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC/S), a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Qualified Supervisor (QS), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In addition, Jenais is a 2021–2023 fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program.|

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Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

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