Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lawton, Oklahoma

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


Phoenix Rokni

MS,LADC,LPC
9 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:9 years

Valerie Steele

MHR,LPC
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. I received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Nazarene University in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Masters of Human Relations with the emphasis of Licensed Professional Counseling from The University of Oklahoma. 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 &... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. I received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Nazarene University in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Masters of Human Relations with the emphasis of Licensed Professional Counseling from The University of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Chris Condrin

MA,LPC
3 years experience
My counseling experience includes working in the school systems, inpatient addiction/mental health facilities, and private practice. I have been practicing and sharing yoga for a couple years and just love it. I have a very diverse background having worked in Education, Information Technology, Service Industries, Small Business Owner, Corporate Training Services, Consulting, and Counseling. I grew up in Tulsa, lived in Arizona for seven years and California for a year.... Read More
My counseling experience includes working in the school systems, inpatient addiction/mental health facilities, and private practice. I have been practicing and sharing yoga for a couple years and just love it. I have a very diverse background having... 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

Jamie Sawyer

MA,LPC,CDC
8 years experience
Sometimes we go through things that have a profound change in our life and we can use that opportunity to grow and move forward. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, so I’m glad you’re here. My name is Jamie Sawyer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Oklahoma. I graduated with a Masters of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. ... Read More
Sometimes we go through things that have a profound change in our life and we can use that opportunity to grow and move forward. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, so I’m glad you’re here.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

James Craig

LCSW
4 years experience
I work from a strengths-based and person-centered perspective, and believe strongly in the power of genuineness. When building positive relationships with clients; I believe that much of the progress can take place from this humanist approach. I work from an eclectic framework of solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based therapies. Each person and their needs are unique, which is why I believe it is important to bring a varied therapeutic approach. I am a husband and... Read More
I work from a strengths-based and person-centered perspective, and believe strongly in the power of genuineness. When building positive relationships with clients; I believe that much of the progress can take place from this humanist approach. I work from an... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jaclyn Settje

LPC,LMHC,LPC-MHSP
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, with over 10 years of experience working within the counseling field. I have experience and training focused on the treatment of a variety of mental health concerns, as well as, treating addictions. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and multiple forms of abuse. I have worked with a wide variety of young adults who have experienced multiple... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, with over 10 years of experience working within the counseling field. I have experience and training focused on the treatment of a variety of mental health concerns, as... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Shelly Collins

MAMFT,LPC
5 years experience
I am a marriage and family counselor licensed in Oklahoma with over 5 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have a state certification in Domestic and Sexual Violence response as well as do offender treatment for domestic... Read More
I am a marriage and family counselor licensed in Oklahoma with over 5 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Chelsea Cody

LPC,CYT200
4 years experience
Welcome! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma and have been providing trauma-informed care for families, couples, and adults for over four years. My previous clinical experiences have been providing trauma treatment to survivors of human trafficking as a home-based counselor in the Tulsa area in addition to first responders and their families in a private practice setting. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Oklahoma... Read More
Welcome! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma and have been providing trauma-informed care for families, couples, and adults for over four years. My previous clinical experiences have been providing trauma treatment to survivors of human... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Hallie Msongamwanja

M.A.,LPC
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma with over 9 years of experience working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings providing individual, couples, and group therapy services. I have worked with clients with a wide array of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, trauma, addiction, and OCD among others. In inpatient settings, I have worked with individuals needing assistance with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and safety concerns including suicidal, homicidal, and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma with over 9 years of experience working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings providing individual, couples, and group therapy services. I have worked with clients with a wide array of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lawton, Oklahoma

Lawton, Oklahoma is home to 93,714 residents according to the most recent United States Census Bureau. Located in the southwest region of the state, the city boasts a cost of living 21.6% lower than the national average. Many enjoy the small town atmosphere with access to local nature attractions including the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Lake Helen and Lake Lawtonka.

The military base of Fort Sill is an integral part of the Lawton community. Members of the military and veterans have a unique life experience that may contribute to depression or addiction issues. The base contributes positively to local psychological needs by offering Sexual Assault Support for members of the military and maintaining a Suicide Prevention Program for soldiers and civilians alike.

Contributing Socio-Economic Factors in Lawton, Oklahoma

In 2016, 44.7 million adults suffered from some form of mental illness in the United States alone. No category of person, group or location is exempt from mental health struggles. However, environmental stressors do play a role in triggering or exacerbating difficulties with anxiety, depression and overall stress levels.

Like other towns across the United States, there are external forces in Lawton that have the potential to negatively impact emotional well-being. Some people seem to be buffered from stress by a strong social support system or genetic makeup. Others, by no fault of their own, are less fortunate. Some relevant factors include:

  • Climate: Residents benefit from sunny, warm days. However there is a threat of extreme heat in the summer, and natural disasters occur at a significantly higher rate than the rest of the country. For example, tornado activity is 170% greater than the national average.
  • Population density: There are 1,194 people per square mile in Lawton, which is a striking 2087% higher rate compared to the average in Oklahoma and 1218% higher than the nation. Living in close quarters tends to put a strain on otherwise healthy relationships. It also escalates competition for local resources.
  • Poverty: In 2016, 2% of Lawton families were at the poverty level, slightly more than the state average of 22%. This both increases stress level and decreases the means to seek help.
  • Job opportunities: The unemployment rate of 1% is commensurate with the national average. There is little opportunity for private employment however, with jobs primarily in military, education and health care.
  • Divorce: In 2016 approximately 4 of 1,000 marriages ended in divorce in the state of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, this is the highest divorce rate of any state in the country highlighting the significant need for marriage counseling amongst its residents.

In addition to the above, the crime rate in Lawton is especially concerning. Across the nation, an average of 2,837 per 1000,000 people are victims on an annual basis. In Lawton, that number jumps to 4,638. Most troubling is that the annual rate of violent crimes is more than double the national average, at 810 versus 386 per 100,000 respectively. When victimized, grief and stress are common reactions that often necessitate specialized, therapeutic care.

The Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Oklahoma

Mental Health America is a non-profit agency that collects data on the state of emotional health across the country. According to the recent 2017 report, Oklahoma is currently ranked 11 out of 51 in terms of the least prevalence of mental illness. However, it sadly ranks a mere 39 out of 51 in terms of access to care. This indicates that although less people in Oklahoma may require therapeutic support than the national average, those who do may have a harder time locating, securing or affording the help they need.