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
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

Ashley 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

Dr. Jonathan Wilson

PhD, LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have working with individuals, couples, and families for about 9 years. As an LMFT, I utilize a systemic cognitive behavioral style approach to actively work together with clients to achieve the clients’ goals for change. I emphasize the strengths of my clients and relationships to achieve positive, desirable change in a brief time period. Furthermore, my doctoral training as... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have working with individuals, couples, and families for about 9 years. As an LMFT, I utilize a systemic cognitive behavioral style approach to actively work together with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.

Accessing Lawton’s Therapeutic Resources

Sometimes taking the first step of reaching out for help is the hardest part of getting better. That is why E-counseling puts the assistance you need at your fingertips. Search the directory for therapists in Lawton or read articles to better understand and cope with life’s stressors. If you cannot locate a local therapist, do not have access to transportation or are housebound for any reason, there is still support available to you. In this age of computers, there are a number of online counseling services accessible from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are seeking support for yourself or intervening on behalf of a loved one, help is only one click away.