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.

Phoenix Rokni

MS, LADC, LPC
8 years experience
We all have hopes and dreams. Sometimes as we pursue them life happens and it is my goal to be a resource to help those who are having difficulties in life to solve their problems, cope with whatever is troubling them, and live up to their full potential. I recognize the importance in deciding if I am a good fit for you so I would like to share a bit about my approach to helping... Read More
We all have hopes and dreams. Sometimes as we pursue them life happens and it is my goal to be a resource to help those who are having difficulties in life to solve their problems, cope with whatever is troubling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Prairie Conlon

MA, LPC
3 years experience
Let me walk beside you in your journey. I believe that you are ultimately the expert on you. Let me act as an emotional guide through your struggles and together we can reach your goals. I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Oklahoma. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, military transition, trauma, career challenges, and ADHD. I have some... Read More
Let me walk beside you in your journey. I believe that you are ultimately the expert on you. Let me act as an emotional guide through your struggles and together we can reach your goals. I am a... 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

Rebecca Clinton

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling focusing on life challenges. My goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment allowing the therapeutic relationship to grow. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)... Read More
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

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.