T’Keaya Gaines

Licensed Professional Counselor


T’Keaya Gaines completed her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. During undergrad she studied Biochemistry and Psychology, as well as was a research assistant within the area of Nutrition and Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. T’Keaya has worked as a Psychometrician at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and completed her practicum at the MU Career Center.  She works with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, racial identity, past and current trauma, career/major concerns, ADHD, interpersonal issues and adjustment issues. T’Keaya works from an eclectic framework that integrates person-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavior therapy and acceptance commitment therapy. She believes that building a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients is the foundation to help clients foster change. Additionally, by utilizing these approaches, T’Keaya helps guides clients to develop insight and skills that aids to alleviate their challenges. In her free time, T’Keaya enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants and recipes, binge watching tv shows and traveling.


  • MeD University of Missouri-Columbia, Counseling Psychology