Edmond, Oklahoma Therapists

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Midwest City, Oklahoma

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I motivate women to improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to make decisions from a place of worthiness and authenticity. Searching after knowledge has been a lifelong goal that I continue to endeavor towards, and this allows me to...
Dr Gina Pazzaglia
PhD, LCSW, LADC
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Dr Gina Pazzaglia has been a therapist in the Oklahoma City area for many years; she has been the owner and operator of several local businesses. She was formerly the Founder and CEO for a Non Profit mental health agency for almost 10 years. She is...
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I am a wholistic therapist. I am interested in your entire life story and how it influences your current situation. We will explore, problem solve, and connect the dots between major life events to find ways to overcome life barriers. I am...
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Kathleen Niblack is the owner of Cobblestone Counseling Services, LLC. She has a B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has more than 25 years of experience helping people in need. Ms....
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Pronouns: she/her/hers I strongly believe that we need connection to heal and thrive. To connect with you, I hold space for you by being fully present, open minded, non-judgmental, and compassionate. With me, you will feel heard, respected, valued,...
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Are you looking for a therapist that fits your schedule? I offer evening and weekend appointments with a casual atmosphere and artistic flare. Life brings about new challenges that offer a chance to look at ourselves from a new perspective. If you...
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I am the owner and sole therapist of Uptown Counseling LLC and have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings since 2011. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and their families; I help...
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Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Current practice ranges much of Payne and Pawnee Counties in Oklahoma. Offices are located in Stillwater and Cushing.
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Moore, Oklahoma

Priscilla is a bilingual clinical therapist currently working under supervision and a wellness coach. She believes in the inherent value of each human being, and the resilient nature of individuals. She emphasizes that the client has the capacity to...
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Oklahoma, Colorado

Cecilia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and she is also bicultural. Cecilia has been working as a psychotherapist for the last 13 years. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work...

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.

  • Meth
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin

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.