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Tools To Address Oklahoma’s Opioid Crisis

The Nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic are at an all-time high and Oklahoma is no exception. The CDC, and Oklahoma State Department of Health, show drug overdose deaths increased 23 percent in Oklahoma from March 2020 to March 2021, with each remaining month showing a continued increase. “A prevention specialist with the Tulsa Health …

How To Free Yourself From A Toxic Ex

Toxic relationships can have lasting effects on both your mental and physical health. Due to the stress induced by the situation, toxic relationships can increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. The constant conflict can cause a decline in mental health, increasing a person’s likelihood of developing conditions like depression and anxiety. Sometimes, the paranoia …

Looking Forward to 2022

We are thankful for the successes we have had and for the many children, adolescents, teens, adults, and seniors we have helped. However, as 2021 comes to an end, Improving Lives Counseling Services is looking forward: to providing care for the many who have lost family and friends due to the pandemic; to counseling those …

Navigating Parenting Plans and Custody Agreements During COVID-19

Oklahoma, like so many other states, requires parents to maintain Parenting Plans and Custody Agreements, despite the COVID-19 crisis. If this requires children to travel to a different location, or shelter-in-place in a different parent’s home, you and your child might be fearful. You have no knowledge of steps being taken in an ex-spouse’s home …

A Big Thank You

The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to say Thank You to our team of licensed professional counselors, therapists and clinicians, and our administrative and support teams. Improving Lives Counseling Services would not have experienced the success we have seen throughout 2020 and 2021 had it not been for your ability to quickly and …