Lawton, Oklahoma Therapists

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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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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...
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Compassion counseling and assessment services for Oklahoma residents. Visit www.mistiluke.com to learn more information.
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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma

Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we just need I safe space to process everything we are thinking and feeling. There are just times in life when our emotions can feel like too much too fast. If you have stop doing some of the things that you...
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Edmond, Oklahoma

In private private practice since 2001 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Previous experience at alcohol detox, State of Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (L.E. Rader Center), Choctaw Indian Hospital, Post Doctoral Fellow in Chemical Dependency at OUHSC....
Dr Gina Pazzaglia
PhD, LCSW, LADC
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Oklahoma

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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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....
Leigh Miller
LPCC 15, MS, NCC
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma

Do you often feel weighed down, lost, or just want something to change? If you are struggling with any kind of challenge, whether it be something from your past or a new life transition, come talk to me. I can help you move through your difficult...
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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 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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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...
Leta Bell
LPC 172
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Oklahoma

I am a licensed counselor specializing in individual and couples psychotherapy. Currently, I am in private practice working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...
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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...
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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,...
Jon Ward
LMFT, MA
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Muskogee, Oklahoma

Jon served in full-time vocational ministry in a local church for more than 25 years where he had opportunities to counsel individuals and couples before he was led in a completely new direction of ministry. Helping people work through their present...

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.