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Alex H.

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, 41st Street Office, Broken Arrow Office, Skiatook Office, Pryor Office, Owasso Office, Homes in Tulsa Metro Areas

Alex received her Master’s of Science in Counseling from Northeastern State University in 2018. She enjoys working with children and adolescents but strives to help all individuals that may be struggling with life’s challenges. Alex has experience working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, family conflict, and children with behavioral issues.

Fun Fact: Alex’s mother is also a therapist and helped foster her passion for working in the mental health field so she could help others discover the best version of themselves.

Amy

Amy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, Medicare, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Broken Arrow, Tulsa Main Office, 41st Street Office, Coweta

Amy graduated in 2015 with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy in her work with clients. Amy is passionate about helping women that are struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or perinatal mood disorders.

Fun Fact: Amy loves spending time out in nature with her husband and daughter

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Angelyce

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: Aetna, BCBS, ChampVA, DRS, HealthChoice, Magellan, Medicaid, Multiplan, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Sapulpa Office

Angelyce graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology. After having a family and a successful career as a Massage Therapist for 18 years, she went on to graduate with a Master of Science in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University. She has an eclectic counseling technique, drawing from many disciplines, but strongly emphasizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She enjoys counseling adults and couples.

For Angelyce, the goal of counseling is to be a support in her clients’ lives. Her desire is for her clients to gain insight into their thoughts, beliefs, verbalizations, actions, and interactions, so they can create new goals for themselves and explore different ways of living. In addition to talk therapy, she believes in identifying community resources to help clients be successful. Her passion is to help people find hope, purpose, and meaning in their lives. Her professional interests and experience include treating issues such as: depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, anger, stress, addiction, and personal growth. A particular area of interest of hers is couples’ relationship difficulties, including communication, commitment, sexual relations, financial issues, and recovery from infidelity within marriage or long-term relationships.

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Anthony

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: BCBS, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Pay

Anthony West completed his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University and then his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Anthony was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving his country for 6 years and enjoys working with the local and military community. He has served in multiple training deployments across the globe and 1 combat tour in Iraq.

Anthony is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of counseling experience across a variety of treatment settings include: agency practice, outpatient substance abuse and community based services. Anthony serves children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups in the following areas such as: addictive behaviors & substance abuse, teen issues such as peer pressure and self esteem, parent/child relational problems, dating violence/abuse, self-harm behavior, anxiety disorders, anger and stress management, marriage and family therapy, military adjustments and struggles, and Christian counseling.

He uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Short-term Problem Solving, Reality Based, and psycho-education to individuals aged across the lifespan. Anthony believes in a strengths based approach that is holistic and guided by the needs of the individual and that when people have hope they can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change.

Brandi

Brandi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, HealthChoice, Medicaid, Medicare, Multiplan, Tricare, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Owasso Office Only

Brandi graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2002 and then completed her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. Since that time, she has worked in an array of different clinical settings. She started her clinical training at the Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Study Center at OU Health Science Center and worked with youth in foster care in a variety of capacities with Casey Family Programs in OKC. After moving to Tulsa, she started working with Domestic Violence Intervention Services where she conducted crisis assessments, assisted with protective orders in a court setting, and conducted therapy groups with women and children victims of domestic violence as well as male perpetrators. Over the last 10 years, she has been working in a community based setting with adults, adolescents, and children with chronic mental and behavioral health issues including but not limited to those struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, anger issues, PTSD, substance abuse, behavioral and impulse control disorders, and other trauma related and relationship issues. Brandi became credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2007 and is grounded in the Cognitive Behavioral Approach to therapy, however she utilizes a variety of other clinical techniques and skills in order to address the unique and personal needs of each and every one of the people she serves. Brandi recognizes how difficult change can be and strives to create a warm and safe environment for people to explore their own personal need for change and be a supportive catalyst throughout that process.

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Carol

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Sapulpa, Tulsa Main Office
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Carolyn B.

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Sapulpa, Tulsa Main Office, Broken Arrow
Bio Coming Soon!

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Carolyn I.

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Sapulpa Office, Broken Arrow Office, 41st Street Office, Homes in Tulsa Metro Areas/Surrounding Counties

Carolyn is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated Tulsa University with a Bachelors Degree, in Elementary Education. She later earned her Masters degree at NSU in School Counseling. Currently she is a school counselor with Tulsa Public Schools, and working for Improving Lives as a Licensed Professional Counselor on a part time basis.

Her ultimate goal is to assist her clients in improving their lives as they thrive for the next level. Carolyn’s specialty is working with school-age children as they deal with the changes in their lives, such as anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, etc. She has a special focus, heart, and passion for those with challenges, such as Asperger’s, autism, or any other trauma our youth are facing today. She has some experience with working with adults that are struggling with mental health issues, and wants to help whoever may be in need of guidance.

“I have a unique approach with my clients that builds relationships that are balanced between therapist and client and holds respect and integrity. My expertise allows my clients to thrive to become productive citizens to society, as they become empowered to problem-solve in the modality that they work the best!”


Catina

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Office, 41st Street Office, Client Homes in Tulsa Metro Areas

Catina graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2009. She also attained a Master of Arts in Counseling from Oral Roberts University in 2013. Catina has over 5 years of professional experience serving individuals and families in both domestic violence advocacy and outpatient therapeutic settings. Catina is passionate about equipping people with the coping skills needed to manage the daily hassles of life. She is currently serving adult clients addressing the following issues: anger, anxiety, communication, depression, domestic violence, relationships, self-awareness, and stress management. Her preferred therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and psychoeducational techniques. Catina believes it is her purpose to help those persons who feel stuck in life, to provide them a safe place to process life’s obstacles, and to empower them with the tools needed for them to continue their life’s journey.

Christine

Christine

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Sapulpa, Tulsa, Homes in Surrounding Areas

Bio Coming Soon!


Courtney

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa

Bio Coming Soon!


Debbie

Master Of Social Work Under Supervision

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa

Bio Coming Soon!


Derrick

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: Aetna, BCBS, ChampVA, DRS, HealthChoice, Multiplan, Tricare, United Healthcare, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: 41st Street Office Only

Derrick graduated from Walden University with a master’s of science in professional counseling. He has spent the last five years working with adolescents and adults, primarily focusing on behavior. He has practical experience with sexual abuse and trauma in women. He also has experience with group counseling for psycho-social concerns. He traditionally uses a Christian based cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach to counseling. He enjoys helping people and can’t wait to help you.


Drue

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Skiatook Office, Owasso Office, Broken Arrow Office, Pryor Office, Tahlequah Office, Homes in Tulsa Metro Areas, Can Travel to Stillwater

For my Psychology Today profile click here:

“I work predominantly with adults and their families, but also work with many adolescents in different settings. I believe in a transparent, empathetic, safe and productive environment provided for my clients. I work with a wide array of client situations but specialize in chronic/acute pain and illness, trauma, and marital/family issues. Trauma plays a large part in our lives whether we are aware of it or not. These events at times change the wiring and firing of our brain functions. Using the appropriate tools and transitional methods, we can better understand and work together towards a more joyful and productive lifestyle.

I offer my clients a client centered humanistic approach to their care –being highly attentive to needs while also offering a challenging environment for clients to “dig deep” into their situations and collaboratively finding solutions. Don’t live in Tulsa/BA? No problem! I offer video therapy services to all OK residents.

Going to therapy can be a difficult step for many and finding the right therapist is an important piece to your treatment. If you believe I would be a good potential fit for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the listed methods. I would love to hear from you.”

Educationally, she finds great interest in concepts of motivation, ignition of passion, growth, capacity for change, and “light bulb moments”.

Drue is currently enrolled at Oklahoma State University to earn her Doctoral degree in psychology. She graduated with honors from Northeastern State University with her Masters in Science of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She graduated with honors from Rogers State University with a Baccalaureate in Science in Psychology & Sociology and continues to hold leadership roles in multiple facets from the workplace to community.

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Jaime G.

Licensed Licensed Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Candidate – Hablo Español

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: 41st Street Office, Homes in Tulsa Metro Areas

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*Jaime Gonzalez was born in Roswell New Mexico, he graduated from Southwestern in Texas with a Bachelor in Theology. Later he pursued his Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology.

“Hello my name is Jaime Gonzalez, and my goal is to always provide individuals and family with the
best counseling treatment to help them achieve emotional well being in all areas of their lives. My approach is holistic as each individual is different and my goal is to meet the individual/family where they are and help them grow. I strive to always provide the best for the child, adolescent, adult and family.

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Jaime Gonzalez nació en Roswell, New Mexico, se graduó de la Universidad Southwestern de Texas con estudio de Teologia. Después obteniendo la Maestría en Consejería en la Universidad de Tarleton State University en Texas. “Hola, mi nombre es Jaime González y mi objetivo es brindar siempre a los individuos y a la familia el mejor tratamiento de asesoramiento para ayudarlos a lograr el bienestar emocional en todas las áreas de sus vidas. Mi enfoque es holístico ya que cada individuo es diferente y mi objetivo es encontrarme con el individuo/familia donde están y ayudarlos a crecer. Me esfuerzo para
ofrecer siempre lo mejor para el niño, adolescente, adulto y familia.”

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Jamie C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Coweta Office

Bio Coming Soon!


Jeff

Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Neurofeedback Counselor
Registered Play Therapist

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office Only

Bio Coming Soon!

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Jennifer M.

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Cigna, DRS, HealthChoice, Medicaid, UnitedHealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Coweta Office Only

Jennifer graduated from ORU in 1990 with a Bachelors in Music Education and graduated in 1992 with a Master of Arts in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She has worked inpatient and with the Therapeutic foster care program at Shadow Mountain for over 6 years. After that she worked outpatient at Oklahoma Center for Therapy for 10 years with a focus on play therapy in Tulsa and Wagoner Country. She has also spent over 8 years with Daybreak in Coweta, Wagoner, and Tulsa county schools providing school and home based services. Jennifer has worked throughout Northeastern Oklahoma since 1993. Her professional focus is Play Therapy, working with children, teens, adults, and families with an emphasis on Trauma, Autism Spectrum issues, Sensory Processing, Conduct and Attachment issues and kids that are on IEP’s. She maintains a select group of supervisees that are working on LPC or RPT certifications. She presents at schools and community functions providing training for various schools or professional groups. She utilizes an eclectic counseling technique and draws from many disciplines to best help her clients meet their goals. She uses expressive therapeutic mediums: incorporating music, art, sand tray, puppets, and kinetic play and well as Cognitive/Behavioral therapy techniques. She was a Therapeutic foster parent for about 15 years and draws from her experiences as such to help her clients and families. She acknowledges how much hard work and support is needed to help effect long-term change. She works to maintain a creative, warm, and safe therapeutic environment for her clients to explore their own personal needs and to facilitate change through a supportive therapy process. Her husband, Dave, is from Britain and they have been married five years. Together they have 6 kids and have first hand knowledge on how to make a blended family awesome.


Jerica

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Medicare, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office Only

Bio coming soon!


Jesse

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Medicare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Broken Arrow Office, Sapulpa Office, Telehealth

Jesse graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelor of social work in 2014. He went on to attend the University of Southern California where he earned a Master of Social Work in 2015. Jesse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Oklahoma and California. Jesse enjoys working with a wide range of individuals but his favorite age group to work with includes teenagers through young adults. He specializes in individual cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) and is certified by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health to provide iCBT services.
Fun Fact: Even though Jesse was born and raised in Oklahoma, his favorite hobby is snowboarding.

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Jessica A.

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Homes in Oklahoma City Metro Areas/Surrounding Counties

Jessica graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Education in 2005. After college she worked for the Department of Human Service for six years and a half years. Jessica returned to college in 2010 and obtained a Master’s of Science in School Counseling in 2011 and a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2013, both from University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico. While completing Graduate School Jessica worked for the Bair Foundation Tulsa as the Resource Foster Care Program Coordinator.

Jessica is a certified trainer of Behavior Crisis Management Training through OU. She is a Licensed School Counselor and worked in that capacity for two years. As an intern Jessica was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. While she feels this TFCBT is effective for most clients she also incorporates several different therapeutic techniques and adapts her treatment to fit the need of the client. Jessica enjoys working with a wide variety of clients including children and adults.Outside of work Jessica enjoys traveling and spending time with family. She is also a member of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, volunteering her time assisting residents of Oklahoma during times of crisis.

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Jessica L.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Medicare, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Homes in Tulsa Metro Area, Tulsa Main Office

Jessica graduated from Northeastern State University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Social Work. She completed an internship at Saint Francis in the kidney transplant department that peaked her interest in Clinical Social Work. She went on to complete her Masters in Social Work at OU of Tulsa. She completed an additional internship at Saint Francis, but this time on the Children’s hospital NICU floor. Jessica learned a multitude of therapeutic skills during her internship and in school, to prepare her to work with a diverse client population and be sensitive to clients individual needs. Jessica started working at an agency in Tulsa where she fell in love with the therapist role and how she could help guide and process trauma, anger, anxiety, depression and PTSD. Jessica uses an eclectic approach to counseling with an emphasis on cognitive therapy technique and strength based perspectives. She enjoys working with all clients, but has more knowledge and practice working with single mothers and children with behavioral issues.

Jessica is married and has 6 children between her and her husband ranging from age 3 to 12. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids at their sporting events, and being active. Jessica is always eager to learn new skills and techniques to increase health and promote positive changes within her clients.

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Julie D.

Master Of Social Work Under Supervision

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Owasso Office, Sapulpa Office

Hi!  I’m Julie Dunbar, and I’m excited and honored you are inviting me to be your therapist and a part of your journey of growth and self-discovery.  I believe in the innate goodness of each person, no matter what they’ve done, how they’ve been labeled, or what challenges they face.  I feel passionate about helping you discover the incredible, strong individual you are as we break through the barriers holding you back from the greatness you are meant to live, for yourself and others.

After raising three awesome kids I went back to school and finished my Master of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma.  Since then I have worked with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, from individuals to couples and families.  Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, or simply feel stuck in life, I have developed tools to help you overcome your obstacles, find a sense of hope and purpose, and reach your goals.  These tools are founded in the “strengths-based” model, are client centered, and cover a variety of therapeutic disciplines such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and more.

I look forward to meeting with you, and hope you find in me a safe, completely judgment free space where you can break through your barriers, realize your value, find the greatness that lies within each of us, and reach unimaginable heights in your life.


Karen

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I accept: Medicaid, Medicare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Office

Bio Coming Soon!


Katelyn

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Sapulpa Office, Broken Arrow Office

Katelyn is a candidate working on completing her required hours toward her licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus of marriage and family therapy. Katelyn has received Levels 1, 2, and 3 training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. She enjoys seeing couples, as well as individuals and children. She approaches counseling by identifying and challenging unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, helping to improve emotional regulation, and developing personal coping strategies that target problem solving. She believes it is important to approach counseling with a clear mind, acceptance, and flexibility, meeting the client where they are. She also believes that our feelings and emotions are valuable, and a helpful thermometer in gauging emotional health. Therapeutic goals will be set according to the client’s desired area(s) of change. The objective for counseling is to empower clients to feel confident and secure in their decision making processes, which will lead to therapeutic goals being met. Theoretically, Katelyn works from a Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems framework, as well as Play Therapy with children. These models and methods, along with others will be used to understand patterns of thoughts and actions, and ultimately to better understand the client’s situation and to help develop solutions.
Overall, Katelyn’s goal is to create and foster space and safety for clients to feel and heal what has brought them to seek counseling services.


Kim

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Office, Sapulpa Office

Bio Coming Soon!


KRYSTAL

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tahlequah Only
Bio Coming Soon!

Lakeia

Lakeia

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, DRS, HealthChoice, Magellan, Medicaid, Multiplan, United Healthcare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office Only

LaKeia received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University and she is a Licensed Professional Counselor. In her professional career she has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in therapeutic foster care, outpatient, and residential settings. LaKeia is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and she also provides training for staff and employees in PCIT, trauma informed care, stress management, conflict resolution and work place harassment. LaKeia’s areas of expertise are domestic violence, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma and child and adolescent behavioral concerns.

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Laurie

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office Only

To read my Psychology Today profile click here.

Laurie graduated from Langston University with a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Psychology and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Licensed Professional Counseling. Her professional interests and experience include treating issues such as: depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, anger, stress, personal growth, and eating disorders. Her passion is working with adolescents, but she also loves working with children, adults, couples and families. She believes there are a wide range of reasons why people seek counseling and that each person has the right to be a part of a positive counseling experience.

Laurie prefers a Person-Centered approach to counseling. However, she has an eclectic view and incorporates techniques from many areas of therapy to best fit the individual with whom she is working. Laurie believes counseling should help empower you to make positive changes in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.


Leigh

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Skiatook Office, Owasso Office, Broken Arrow Office, Pryor Office
To read my Psychology Today profile click here.

“I believe every person is capable of making the changes they desire. It is my goal to help you realize your potential by utilizing all of the tools at my disposal. Every person is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your individual needs.
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming, especially with so many options. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions at all. I offer a safe space for you to be yourself without fear of judgment or shame.”

Leigh graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah with her B.A. in Psychology in 2017. She went on to earn my M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in addiction counseling from Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow in 2019. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the State of Oklahoma and a National Certified Counselor.

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Leonard

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Sapulpa Office, Pryor Office, Tahlequah Office, Homes in Tulsa Metro Areas

Leonard is a graduate of GCU with a masters of science in professional counseling and is a licensure candidate. He obtained his undergraduate degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in health care and religious studies from Excelsior College in New York. He loves to work with children and families. Helping them in the resolution of conflicts, adjustment and achievement of personal and collective goals has become an enduring passion and career focus. His skill set for this work has been developed over a span of 20 years in the career roles of clergy, licensed nurse and clinical chaplain. In such roles he has gained experience helping individuals and families facing troubles with trauma, grief, disability, theological belief systems, substance abuse, and gender adjustment. He refines this experience in his current matriculation toward the degree and role of professional counselor. Although he finds useful value in the vice and virtues of a number of theoretical orientations, choice theory and its applications have been found most intriguing and congruent with his worldview. Nonetheless, what works best for the client, patient or parishioner is what becomes the tool of choice in his work. Outside of work Leonard loves to occupy his time with horses, motorcycles, tactical sports, numismatics, antique collections, family, community volunteering and faith based activities. Language and cultural studies are also among the things he engages in for fun and personal enrichment away from work.

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Mandy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, Medicare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Broken Arrow Office, Sapulpa Office, Coweta Office, Homes in Tulsa Metro Area/Surrounding Counties

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Marion

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Broken Arrow Office, Tulsa Main Office, Sapulpa, Homes in Tulsa Metro Area

Bio Coming Soon!

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Mary K.

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Cigna, Medicaid, Tricare, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Homes in the Tulsa Metro Areas/Surrounding Counties

Mary believes in meeting her clients wherever they may currently be emotionally. She uses an eclectic mix of supportive counseling methods, namely, Cognitive Behavioral, Reality, Motivational and Solution Focused therapies.She helps them by processing their past and present issues, while working together toward the successful completion of each client’s individualized goals and objectives. Mary has 10 years of experience in both behavioral health &amp substance abuse counseling. She graduated with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University in 2010.


MELINDA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Melissa

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept:BCBS, ChampVA, HealthChoice, Medicaid, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Owasso Office Only

Melissa graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Psychology and Business Administration and graduated in 2013 from Southern Nazarene University with a Master of Science in Counseling psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked with Daybreak Family Services for four years in Tulsa Public School system, Tulsa and Rogers county schools providing school and home based services. Her professional focus is Play Therapy, working with children, teens, adults, and families with an emphasis on Trauma, Autism Spectrum issues, Sensory Processing, Conduct and Attachment issues and kids that are on IEP’s. She utilizes an eclectic counseling technique and draws from many disciplines to best help her clients meet their goals. She uses expressive therapeutic mediums: incorporating music, art, sand tray, puppets, and kinetic play and well as Client Centered, Cognitive/Behavioral therapy techniques. She works to maintain a creative, warm, and safe therapeutic environment for her clients to explore their own personal needs and to facilitate change through a supportive therapy process. Melissa is a single mom of 3 children and has worked with children and teens in a variety of settings over a span of 22 years.

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Monica

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Broken Arrow, Kendall Whittier Elementary School

Monica has a passion for helping children, teens, adults and their families. She started out volunteering with special needs people when she was thirteen and from that point on she has really enjoyed helping others through difficult situations. She understands that many times people just need to know they have a safe place. She would like to be the support that may be needed when support from school, home, work, relationships and/or family is not enough. Monica received her Master of Arts from Grand Canyon University and her Masters in Business Administration from American InterContinental University. Her focus on training has been with stress, depression, anger, anxiety, trauma, grief, relational issues, co-occurring disorders, and developmental and behavioral issues for individuals, families, and couples. Monica is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.


Natalie

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Owasso Office Only

Natalie graduated from Northeastern State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and obtained her master’s degree in social work in 2010 from the University of Oklahoma. Natalie has been a licensed therapist (LCSW) for 5 years and has worked in the field providing therapy services for 9 years. Natalie has worked in a variety of different settings: from a community mental health facility working with the severally mentally ill, to a medical clinic providing therapy for patients struggling with depression and anxiety. Natalie is experienced in a variety of therapy techniques including CBT, system, client centered, CPT, mindfulness, and solution focused approaches. Natalie works with a wide variety of clientele and issues, but she focuses on developing healthy relationships and creating boundaries and specializes in helping individuals suffering from depression and anxiety.

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Pat

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Owasso Office

For my Psychology Today profile, click here.

Pat graduated from Rogers State University with a Bachelor of Science in Community Counseling and from Northeastern State University with a Master of Science in Counseling with a focus on Addictions. Prior to becoming a therapist, she was a registered nurse for many years working in both medical and mental health settings. Her professional interests and experience include treating issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and chronic illness among other problems. She works all age groups in individual, couples and family counseling. She believes that people have the power to heal within themselves and it is her job to help them find you’re their own personal healing source. No one knows your story better than you do. Pat is also an LGBTQ+ ally and welcomes all clients.

Pat has certification in Written Exposure Treatment which is a front-line treatment for PTSD not just for the Military Veteran but for all who suffer from trauma. Pat is also certified in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and often uses those techniques with her clients to help relieve anxiety and other issues.

Pat prefers a Person-Centered approach to counseling. However, she has an eclectic view and incorporates techniques from many areas of therapy to best fit the individual with whom she is working. Pat believes counseling should enable you to make positive changes you want in your life to be the person you want to be going forward.

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Patrice

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, Medicaid, Multiplan, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office Only

Patrice graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. After a successful career in computer software support and raising two wonderful sons, she went on to graduate school and received a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University. She uses an eclectic counseling technique and individualizes it for each client. She often draws from Person-Centered and Solution Focus therapy techniques.

She enjoys working with all ages from youth to adults and also with couples. Her goal in counseling is to be a change agent and enable clients to be their own problem solvers so they can empower themselves to realize their potential.

Patrice did her internship at the Oklahoma State University Counseling Center. Counseling experience has included couples dealing with infidelity issues, individuals dealing with bipolar disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

She considers it a privilege when clients feel comfortable enough to share their lives with her so that positive change can happen.

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Piper

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office Only

Piper graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2014. Shortly after graduating, she and her husband moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to family, and so her husband could continue his military career with the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Piper has always had a love for helping people, and a passion for psychology. As a result, she is able to connect with people and help them find their own path to well-being. She can pull from a variety of modalities for each of her unique clients, but she frequently uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy because of it’s proven results. She enjoys working with teens and adults to help them overcome some of life’s challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger, stress, and relational conflicts.

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Randall

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: Aetna, BCBS, ChampVA, DRS, HealthChoice, Medicaid, Multiplan, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Any office location, Home visits

Randy graduated with degrees in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Business Administration, and Computer Science from Langston and Oklahoma State Universities. He describes himself as a result oriented therapist. Observation shows that most of the students that are disruptive, perpetrators or victims of bullying, or who do not participate in learning activities, have moderate to severe learning deficiencies. Counseling alone will never alleviate these problems as long as the student feels embarrassed, scared, or is unable to comprehend material in class.

In many alternative schools and in the normal classrooms, Randy has witnessed these students’ disruptive behaviors greatly increase when they are asked to read, answer questions, and participate in classroom activities in the subjects in which they are academically deficient.

He helps these students with the emotional problems they face and to eliminate part of the problem by helping them to reach their level in the classroom through educational rehabilitation.

Randy won First Prize in a Research Symposium “Undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injuries in Veterans Returning from Gulf War”. He specializes in Christian Redemptive based Counseling and Reality Therapy. He has thirty years’ experience guiding and teaching adolescents in education, work, family, and social life settings. Randy is skilled in planning and coordinating appropriate learning experiences for youth that are fun and valuable. He has experience teaching behavioral and learning challenged students. He has worked with students at several behavioral health hospitals, a juvenile detention facility, and an adult correctional facility. He developed and taught classes for parenting and building relationships in adolescent unexpected parent groups and he also counsels elderly and disabled clients to assist them in keeping or gaining an independent living status. He has experience working with depression in elderly and adolescence populations as well. Randy has more than 20 years working, managing, and training youth and young adults in the hospitality industry as chef/instructor.


Richard

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, 41st Street Office, Sapulpa Office

Richard Weathers started out at Improving Lives as in intern for his Bachelors of Social Work program in 2014, and worked as a case manager for ILCS for several years. He earned is Masters of Science at Langston University, and earned is Bachelors of Social Work at NSU Broken Arrow in 2015.

Richard has his own personal experience with domestic violence, as his father was in prison for most of his childhood and he was raised by a single mother. He grew up in the projects, and through that learned to become a fighter. He got into a life of drugs, gangs, and violence which ultimately led him to prison. He has been out of prison for many years now, and is 11 years sober from all substances. Richard was inspired by the person who helped him overcome everything he had gone through, so he decided that he wanted to do that for others. He has beaten many obstacles throughout his life, and hopes to help his clients overcome their challenges just like he did.

“Life on life’s terms can sometimes be very fickle, scary and hard but with the right counsel there are keys that fit the locks and lift the veil of darkness that overwhelms, so one day at a time if you’re reading this and I can help you give me a call. If we can help you there is someone here at Improving Lives that has felt your pain and knows where your at.”

Robyn

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I accept: Aetna, Beacon, ChampVA, DRS, Global Health, HealthChoice, Medicaid, Multiplan, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Broken Arrow Office

Robyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelors of Science degree in Medical Technology, which involves biochemistry for the medical field. After raising a family of 3 children in New Jersey and moving to Tulsa, Robyn continued her education and completed her Master’s of Arts degree at Oral Roberts University with an emphasis in marriage and family. She completed her internship at Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc and had the privilege and opportunity to work in the shelter, in the transitional living program, and outpatient services. Robyn, as a family and child therapist at DVIS for 9 years, worked to stabilize families who experienced trauma. Her passion is to help others grow individually, restore and rebuild relationships so all members can become a functional part of community. Robyn has been trained and certified in evidence-based Trauma Focused in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and in Forever/For Real marriage therapy.

With all these specific, evidence based trainings, Robyn enjoys supporting and taking the journey with the client to help them gain insight into their own beliefs, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, actions and relational interactions. She has developed a flexible and eclectic approach to therapeutic services to provide clients with opportunities to develop a sense of self to reach their particular needs, goals and desires.

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Ronny

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, United Healthcare, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Broken Arrow Office Only

Ronny primarily works with individuals who are experiencing emotional distress in their lives due to relationship issues, current stress, past trauma, depression, and grief. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with years of experience with conflict resolution and communication. Ronny has been trained to work with diverse populations and practices cultural sensitivity. He is trauma trained using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), certified to use Prepare/Enrich for premarital counseling, and he’s also Gottman Level 2 Marriage Certified.

Ronny has been in the behavioral health field for over 10 years. He graduated from Oral Robert’s University with a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling in 2016. He has served individuals who experienced anxiety, anger, break-ups, mood swings, phobias, PTSD, and many family issues.

Ronny believes that Life is a journey but you don’t have to travel your path alone. Counseling is a process and he would ask that you trust that process to work for you. If Faith is important to you, he would love to incorporate that into your sessions. Help and relief can be yours if you make the call.


Sandy

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS,Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tahlequah Office Only
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Shannon

Master Of Social Work Under Supervision

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa and Muskogee

Bio Coming Soon!

Shelly

Shelly

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, HealthChoice, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Owasso Office, Skiatook Office, Tulsa Main Office (if schedule fits)

Shelly received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Christian Brothers University in Memphis and also a bachelor’s degree in emotionally disturbed special education from Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow. Shelly attended graduate school at Langston University in Tulsa where she obtained a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Shelly enjoys working with people of all ages but is especially great with teens and young adults. Shelly works with a variety of therapeutic approaches but finds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to be very beneficial for most clients. Before coming to Improving Lives Counseling, Shelly was a special education teacher for 12 years. Shelly and her husband have 8 children ranging from 5 months to 21 years old. They spend a lot of time at school and sport activities. When she has free time she likes to help with her husband’s involvement in the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association that helps support other veterans and their needs.

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Sherri

Licensed Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Candidate

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: All office locations

Sherri received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northeastern State University. She then began working in the counseling field as an Addiction Specialist where she realized her passion for helping others. After working in the field for five years, she returned to school and obtained her Master of Science degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University. She now has 10 years experience in the helping profession.

Sherri has worked in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings. She has experience working with clients of all ages and conducts sessions in the home or school. Her preferred approaches to therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Sherri believes in meeting clients where they are at, assisting them in meeting their full potential, helping them heal, and achieving goals.

Sherri enjoys spending time with her family, gaming, and sports.

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Sherry

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay, United Healthcare
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: All office locations

Sherry has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years. She has written a self-help book called “Duel or Duet” intended for couples. Sherry is also an experienced Substance Abuse Professional who works with many addictions and directed a part of the Tulsa Drug Court Program intended for felony offenders.

More recently, Sherry is treating children of all ages in the school system. This includes Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High School students. These children must overcome a variety of challenges, as many come from broken homes and drug affected families.

“I am happy to serve and help those who are struggling with life issues.”

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Steve

Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC

I accept:BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Broken Arrow Office, 41st Street Office

Steve graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Steve is a Veteran of the United States Army and is a very compassionate, open minded and motivated person. In his professional career, he has worked in a therapeutic foster care agency (therapy and training foster parents), inpatient and outpatient settings. He has a passion for helping others to find their strength and develop the skills needed to overcome many life struggles and transitions. His desire is to see people transcend the obstacles they encounter and go on to live fuller and enriched lives. Steve’s life experience with his own blended family and as a military veteran provides personal experience, when working with children, adolescents, and families who desire to solve emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges. His areas of expertise are abuse, adjustment disorders, adolescent and child behaviors, anger, anxiety, depression, divorce, family instability, and trauma.


Susan

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Okmulgee Office, Tulsa Main Office, Homes in the Tulsa Metro Areas/Surrounding Counties

Susan has a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and specializes in trauma. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Ministry and Leadership from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and is a graduate of Rhema Bible College.
Susan has worked as an Assistant Chaplain for the Department of Corrections and Brookhaven Mental Hospital where she taught classes on co-dependency and abuse recovery. This experience lead her to seek out how she could help people recognize their importance and self-worth, by embracing them in their hurt, encouraging them through the challenges of change; equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in their life and empowering them to make a difference in their world. Susan is the founder and director of Beauty for Ashes Ministries and the Oklahoma Survivors Council, she speaks nationally as a life experience expert/survivor leader to educate the community, law enforcement, and service providers. She is passionate about advocating for victims/survivors of trafficking. Susan is EMDR trained and uses a multi-model approach to therapy. She believes that since everyone is hurt differently everyone heals differently, and that change and healing begin when a person knows how much someone cares.

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Tijuana

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Broken Arrow Office

Tijuana earned her Bachelors degree in Social Work in 2007 from Arkansas State University, as well as a Masters degree for Science in Early Childhood Services in 2010. She spent 5 years as a Career Adviser with Arkansas Workforce Center Workforce Investment Act (WIA), where her passion for providing guidance and counseling to families increased. Tijuana has more than 15 years of experience in the social service field. In 2012, she relocated to Tulsa, OK from Arkansas and obtained employment with Tulsa Job
Corps Center as a Career Counselor, and later realized that she wanted to attain more knowledge to counsel the youth and family to overcome challenging situations that hindered their abilities to become self-sufficient. In 2016, Tijuana graduated from Langston University in Tulsa with a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and she is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate.

“I believe that the healing process must include the holistic approach to help the individual with coping and achieve new goals.”

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Tina

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, HealthChoice, Medicaid, Medicare, United HealthCare, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Sapulpa Office, 41st Street Office

Tina Francis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has experience working with adults with a wide range of issues. Tina has a passion for working with those with trauma and abuse histories and has been able to assist many clients in working through significant issues using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Tina is trained in EMDR, a non-traditional, evidence based psychotherapy that has been effective in treating trauma and PTSD. This therapy method also been known to provide relief from anxiety, panic, depression, and other types of emotional distress.

Tina received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Tina has seven years of experience working in community mental health and has worked with clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and other issues.

She strives to utilize a holistic, person-centered, and strength’s based approach to help individuals meet their goals, while providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. Tina views people as experts in their own lives and varies her techniques to meet each individual’s unique needs. In addition to EMDR, Tina draws from therapy modalities of Cognitive Behavioral, Cognitive Processing, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment, Dialectical Behavioral, and Solution-Focused therapy.


Tracy

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tahlequah Office, Homes in Stillwell

Tracy works with an approach that supports clients in their journey to achieving their desired outcome in life. The true link to understanding one another is through empathy, compassion and understanding. Her passion is working with individuals, families, children and groups in the following areas: Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse, Anger/Stress Management, Non-suicidal Self-Harm Behavior, Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems, Teen issues, Peer Pressure/Self-esteem, Addictive Behaviors and Substance Abuse Issues.

“It’s scary to tell your problems to a total stranger, especially when sharing the most private parts of ones life. My adoration is to help bring wholeness and healing to individuals and families. To help one seek out and discover growth through understanding of oneself and strengths that has yet to be discovered, which will assist in overcoming challenges.”

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Tricia

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Clinton Elementary School, Homes in Tulsa Metro Area, Tulsa Main Office If Needed

Tricia completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development at South Dakota State University. She has over 24 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric, and private practice. She has served in clinical, managerial and administrative roles over her career. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the life span in the following areas:

  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral and Discipline Challenges
  • Self-Harm Behavior
  • Complicated Grief Reactions
  • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues

Tricia’s approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. Services can include individual, couples, family and group therapy across the lifespan. Tricia is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Crisis Intervention. She continues to seek ongoing updates to her skills and knowledge base. Tricia is invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health.

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Will

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I accept: Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Tulsa Main Office, Sapulpa Office, Broken Arrow Office, Homes in Tulsa Metro

Will is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, who uses several approaches to therapy, but his main method is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He enjoys working with a wide variety of age groups, and his goal is to help individuals overcome life’s challenges.

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YaLonda

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: ChampVA, Medicaid, Self-Pay
Office Locations/Traveling Areas: Homes in Tulsa Metro Areas Only

YaLonda graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Science and went on to complete her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Langston University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has spent the last nine years working with adolescents and adult’s inpatient, and 2 of 9 years in outpatient services. YaLonda traditionally uses a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach to counseling. “Because of the nature of my profession, I come in contact with people with unique situations, unique needs and aspirations”. Her goal is to connect children and families with the resources needed to lead a healthy lifestyle mentally, physically and spiritually.


Yvonne

Licensed Professional Counselor

I accept: BCBS, ChampVA, HealthChoice, Medicaid, United HealthCare, Self-Pay

Yvonne graduated from Phillips Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. In May of 2017 she graduated from Langston University with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Yvonne’s passion is helping people. She walked away from a successful 27 year career in television news at Tulsa’s Channel 8, to pursue her passion. She inspires people to dream and then equips them with the skills and tools to create the life they desire. Counseling is a new path on Yvonne’s journey.

Prior to Yvonne’s career change, she spent 15 years behind the scenes as a community volunteer of which 7 years was volunteering at the Turley Correctional Center and mentoring children in disadvantaged schools in Northeast Oklahoma. Now, through her community service efforts, Yvonne is leading efforts to rebuild families and communities through child abuse prevention, parenting workshops, missions, anti-litter events and community gardening. Her work has been recognized by the Vatican and President George W. Bush called her a “Soldier of Compassion.” Yvonne is president and founder of My Kidz International, a 501(c)(3), mentoring organization. Its subsidiary is Leftovers Reclaimed which creates unique products from discarded materials.

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