EAP Personnel

James Hunter, Director Employee Assistance Program


Master of Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Kansas State University

Master of Social Work
University of Missouri – Columbia

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Practice Areas

  • Management of Occupational Stress
  • Organizational Analysis & Consultation
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Job Analysis
  • Work/Organizational Design
  • Instructional Program Design & Evaluation (Training & Development)
  • Applied Research
  • Management of Counterproductive Work Behaviors & Violence
  • Quality of Work Life
  • Management, Leadership & Team Development
  • Succession Planning & Change Management
  • Strategic Management

  • Sensation/Perception
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Marriage/Family/Couples
  • Individual Development
  • Information & Referral

Jean Kirch-Holliday


Bachelor of Science in Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Master of Education in Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri-Columbia

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Wellness
  • Rape, Abuse and Trauma
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Information and Referral
  • Parenting Issues (single, grandparents, raising grandchildren, parenting children with special needs, foster and adoptive children, co-parenting, step parenting, etc.)
  • Life Stage Transitions for Coping with Changes (divorce, long-distance relationships due to military, incarcerated family member, caregiving, etc.)
  • Managing Emotions at home or work

Richard W. Thoreson


BA & MA from the University of Minnesota in Psychology

Ph.D., University of Missouri - Counseling Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology

Practice Areas

  • Substance abuse prevention and early intervention in older workers

  • Prescription drug misuse

  • Co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness

  • Ethical issues in psychology

  • Gestalt therapy

  • Men’s issues

  • Health promotion for older workers

  • Supervisory training on substance abuse in the work place

  • Therapy supervision

LeCreshia M. McKinney

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Master of Education in Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri-Columbia

Practice Areas:

  • Emotional/Affective Concerns
  • Phase of Life Problems
  • Family and Social Relational Problems
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women's Issues

Milly Agai, Graduate Research Assistant

Practice Areas

  • Program Policy, Planning & Administration


The Counseling Center, 119 Parker Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
Student Services: 573.882.6601
Employee Assistance Program: 573.882.6701