Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Edmond, Oklahoma

Find a therapist in Edmond, Oklahoma that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Edmond to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Amy Bottomly

LPC
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with four years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ challenges, and major life transitions. My counseling style is casual and client-centered. I am passionate about inclusion, equity, and social justice. I strive to create a therapeutic culture of respect, empathy, and authenticity. I will customize our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with four years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ challenges, and major life transitions. My counseling style is casual and client-centered.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Emily Christensen

PhD, LPC, LCPC
18 years experience
I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor, with twenty years of experience as a counselor. The most transformative aspect of counseling is feeling safe and supported by a knowledgeable therapist who will listen empathetically and without judgment, and will help nurture and draw out your best self. I believe that your answers lie within you; my job is to help you discover your inner wisdom and identify and overcome the obstacles... Read More
I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor, with twenty years of experience as a counselor. The most transformative aspect of counseling is feeling safe and supported by a knowledgeable therapist who will listen empathetically and without... Read More
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  • Languages: English, American Sign Language
  • Experience: 18 years

Joshua Beavers

MA, LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma, and I have been working in the field since 2015. I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in May 2015. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and family conflict. My approach blends techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma, and I have been working in the field since 2015. I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Valerie Steele

MHR, LPC
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. I received a Bachelors of Science from Southern Nazarene University in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Masters of Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma in Licensed Professional Counseling. I have experience with adults, families, and groups. I have worked with those struggling with mild to severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, grief & loss, abuse/neglect, addictions... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. I received a Bachelors of Science from Southern Nazarene University in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Masters of Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma in Licensed Professional Counseling. I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Daryl Mitchell

LCSW
26 years experience
Hello and welcome. Thank you for reading my profile. I begin counseling by listening. Every person is unique and your experiences are different from others. I do not tell people what to do. Instead I will help you explore the possibilities that your problems reveal and guide you to choose the best path for yourself. Experience teaches me that people get stuck when the story of themselves doesn't match their current reality. The stuckness usually... Read More
Hello and welcome. Thank you for reading my profile. I begin counseling by listening. Every person is unique and your experiences are different from others. I do not tell people what to do. Instead I will help you explore the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 26 years

Kylee Nelson

LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! Something in your life isn't going quite the way you'd like and you're wondering if counseling could help. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, relationship issues, low self-esteem, poor body image, and low self-confidence. I have worked with clients in the midst of big life changes including graduating from college or high school and moving to a new city. I have also worked... Read More
Welcome! Something in your life isn't going quite the way you'd like and you're wondering if counseling could help. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, relationship issues, low self-esteem,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Nakeisha McGee

MAMFT, LPC
5 years experience
Hello all! My name is Nakeisha McGee and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment, in theory or in practice, since 2005. I have managed school and community based programming and provided services for individuals, children, teens, those who have experienced varying types of trauma and those suffering from varying addictions both in patient and outpatient... Read More
Hello all! My name is Nakeisha McGee and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment, in theory or in practice, since... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kimberlee Thomas

LPC, LADC
27 years experience
Hello, and Welcome! I enjoy assisting people discover new ways of thinking about and experiencing their life issues, and feeling better maybe even joyous! I am a good listener and will take the time to make sure you are heard. My experience is diverse, and have worked with clients from ages 2 through 103 with a variety of problems ranging from trauma, career, family, parenting (children, grandchildren, and adult children), severe mental illness,... Read More
Hello, and Welcome! I enjoy assisting people discover new ways of thinking about and experiencing their life issues, and feeling better maybe even joyous! I am a good listener and will take the time to make sure you are heard.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Karen Foster Devlin

LPC
20 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 17 years of experience working with children, adults and families. I've worked with those struggling with severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, divorce, LGBT issues, parenting problems and serious and/or life threatening illness. My counseling style is client-focused ; I think it's very important to meet the... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 17 years of experience working with children, adults and families. I've worked with those struggling with severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Ashleigh Gabriel

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of experience. I have my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. I received my Bachelor's in Social from from Northeastern State University. When it comes to providing therapy, I like take a holistic approach to therapy by really looking at all areas of wellness in one's life and how we can work together to make improvements across the board.... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of experience. I have my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. I received my Bachelor's in Social from from Northeastern State University. When it... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Edmond, Oklahoma

The city of Edmond, Oklahoma is a community-oriented area with fun events such as the annual Mayer’s Tree Lighting in December and the annual Day of Service in May. Community development occurs continually thanks to the widespread participation of the citizens of the area. Residents of Edmond and visitors alike enjoy the events and attractions that the city has to offer. There is always a show or concert to see. The 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse, Frontier City, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum are just a few of the city’s unique attractions.

On the surface, it is hard to imagine that the city has any mental health concerns. According to the Census Bureau, Edmond is home to almost 92,000 people as of 2017, a 13.3% increase from just seven years before. Over 80% of the population is white, and only 8.8% of people are divorced which is almost half of the national rate. Approximately 10% of the population lives in poverty, which is less than the national poverty rate, and Edmond’s crime rate is 57% lower than that of the United States. Edmond was ranked number 36 on the list of most desirable places to live in America.

Digging deeper into the community of Edmond, however, reveals extensive mental health challenges. Oklahoma is number 2 in the nation for mental illness. Suicide and substance abuse are among the greatest concerns, and various resources in the area seek to remedy the problems.

Suicide

In 2012, suicide rates began to spike in the city. The majority of deaths were males, but the majority of attempts were females. The age range with the most attempts and deaths was 41 to 62, and a percentage of children under the age of 18 also contributed to the suicide deaths in Edmond. In 2017, Edmond ranked number 7 in the state for most suicide deaths.

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a person takes their life, on average, every 11 hours in Oklahoma. Mental health treatment has been proven to reduce suicidal deaths, yet the resources are only available to one in every three Oklahomans who need it. As a result, suicide rates continue to rise in the state.

Substance Abuse

In 2012, Oklahoma was ranked number one for prescription painkiller abuse. Overdoses in Oklahoma are responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle accidents. A majority of those who die from overdoses do so on widely used medications.

As a result, Oklahoma released a state plan to reduce prescription drug abuse the next year. The plan considers prevention techniques, mental health needs, and law enforcement concerning drug use.

The state saw a decrease in Oklahoma teens dying from prescription opiods; however, state officials continue to search for the right answer, as three other drugs enter the sphere of concern.

Mexican drug cartels bring in tens of thousands of pounds of meth every day. Between 2010 and 2016, meth overdose deaths increased 265% in Oklahoma. The most commonly abused drug across the Oklahoma is marijuana. It battles methamphetamines to be one of the top drugs causing people to go to rehab in the state. The opiod heroin is an epidemic in the Northeast predicted to enter Oklahoma as a major concern in 2018.

Resources

The prevalence of youth addiction reveals the great need for prevention and early intervention programs. Many mental health centers in Oklahoma have a variety of options.

  • Eagle Ridge Institute: This facility has prevention programs focusing on education and healthy decision making. It also has a family treatment center and outpatient health services.
  • Edmond Family Counseling: Therapists serve anyone from children to seniors who struggle with various mental illness concerns, including substance abuse and comorbid disorders.
  • Gateway to Prevention and Recovery: These counselors provide behavioral health services to individuals and families. Because they believe mental illness progressively affects the entire community, therapists seek to improve all lives by treating individual illness.

Though various mental health resources exist and a number of people need treatment, several factors stand in the way of getting help, including unwillingness to seek treatment, widespread availability of drugs, and lack of access to quality care.

Solution

Fortunately, residents of Edmond who are struggling with mental illness can go online to E-Counseling for a directory of trusted therapists who are eager to improve lives and the community in Oklahoma.