Cindy has a true passion for helping those in need. She has an extensive background in many different areas of work, but her heart has always been close to those who struggle with mental health issues. Cindy aims to help all of her clients in any way possible by providing services such as linking clients to any basic resources needed, providing family visitation if necessary, and being available as somebody her clients can talk to.
“I believe that having basic needs met is the foundation of recovery, which is why I am proud to provide services as a Case Manager at Improving Lives Counseling Services.
Joy strives to provide a judgement free environment where clients can feel safe to share their story, so that she can fully understand the scope of their needs and connect them to the best resources to aid them in recovery. Joy is passionate about helping those less fortunate and has been serving the homeless since 2014. She also loves children and held the role as a youth-leader in her church for several years. In 2017, Joy earned her Bachelors from Northeastern State University. Her education and knowledge of psychology, paired with her compassion for others makes her a good fit to help those who have fallen on hard times.
Julie is currently working on her Bachelors in Rehab Counseling at Langston University and will then pursue her Masters in Social Work. She has spent the last 6 years doing Case Management, helping the community with basic needs. She loves to encourage and empower woman to get educated and recognize their potential. She is willing to meet you where you are and assist however she can. Julie has extensive knowledge and relationships with agencies in the community that help with basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, help with bills, and furniture. She knows that a person can’t focus on mental health needs when they are hungry or in need of basic things. She is hard working, compassionate, and kind and would love to work with you.
Linda is a Case Manager with over 35 years experience working with youth at risk and young children of all ages. Her passion is working with the youngest and most vulnerable members of society. She is currently a full time student at Northeastern State University and is studying to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in Child Welfare. For decades Linda’s home has been a revolving door to youth at risk, a safe haven for many to come and seek guidance and shelter. She noticed however, that as the years progressed youth were facing more and more difficult problems which led her to go back to school and pursue her degree in Social Work. Once a troubled teenager, alone and on the streets herself, she understands first hand, the experiences that they go through. Linda has a heart to reach them and is gaining the knowledge to help them, and uses a Christ-centered non-judgmental approach of love and acceptance.
Sharon is certified as a Case Manager II and is also a certified teacher with Tulsa Public Schools. She has experience working with children of all ages, but especially enjoys working with young children. She earned a Bachelors degree in General Studies, with emphasis on Social Science and Education. She is also an alumna of the University of Oklahoma, where she completed hours toward a Masters in Social Work.
“I enjoy empowering clients with the tools they need to build confident and secure lives.”
Tiffany’s passion is pouring out love and effort into improving the lives of people within her community. She does this by assisting clients in need and connecting them to resources that can help them meet basic physical needs. This includes referrals to Mental Health resources and support opportunities for those who face Mental Health challenges. Tiffany has spent over 17 years volunteering in the community. Her focus has been helping people who struggle with Chemical Dependency and Adolescent Behavioral health needs. She has also volunteered with Female Inmates who were incarcerated in a NE OK Department of Corrections facility by facilitating life skills and recovery groups. Tiffany spent several years working as an Inpatient Psychiatric Technician in various types of settings including Adult Mental Health Acute Crisis Units, Eating Disorder Treatment Programs, Geriatric Psychiatric Care and Adolescent Behavioral Health Units. In 2015, Tiffany worked with a partner on a non-profit endeavor that connected Domestic Violence victims (who struggled to receive help from public agencies) to private resources across the United States. Tiffany is still very passionate about this cause and has assisted in Domestic Violence Advocacy since 2014. Tiffany is very knowledgeable about private and public resources that can help support clients who face mental health challenges. She believes with the right support and therapeutic intervention, clients can experience a fulfilling life and enjoy inspiring other members within the community.
Trista began working in this field five years ago, due to life experiences that pushed her into this direction. After losing a loved one to suicide, she decided to become more knowledgeable in mental illness. Trista started out in an out-patient setting working with the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole, Drug Court, and Mental Health Court. Since then she has worked with inmates in corrections, adults and children with mental health and substance abuse issues, and crisis. She is nearly finished with my bachelor’s degree in psychology and has plans to pursue her masters in social work in the fall. This job has become an even more meaningful journey as Trista has a child who was diagnosed with Autism, and her husband was recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, hence the peer support specialist certification.