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.


Dr. Emily Christensen

PhD, LPC, LCPC
18 years experience
I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor, with twenty years of experience as a counselor. The most transformative aspect of counseling is feeling safe and supported by a knowledgeable therapist who will listen empathetically and without judgment, and will help nurture and draw out your best self. I believe that your answers lie within you; my job is to help you discover your inner wisdom and identify and overcome the obstacles... Read More
I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor, with twenty years of experience as a counselor. The most transformative aspect of counseling is feeling safe and supported by a knowledgeable therapist who will listen empathetically and without... Read More
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  • Languages: English, American Sign Language
  • Experience: 18 years

Angela Jackson

MA, LPC
12 years experience
I am a super geeky counselor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Counseling is my career because I love collaborating with my clients while they improve their daily lives and find their peace. The focus in my sessions is using positive psychology, specifically solution focused methods. No matter the current situation, we can work together to find bright spots of success to build on. We will work together to get around those roadblocks to success and find... Read More
I am a super geeky counselor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Counseling is my career because I love collaborating with my clients while they improve their daily lives and find their peace. The focus in my sessions is using positive psychology,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Joshua Beavers

MA, LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma, and I have been working in the field since 2015. I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in May 2015. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and family conflict. My approach blends techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma, and I have been working in the field since 2015. I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in... 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

Kylee Nelson

LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! Something in your life isn't going quite the way you'd like and you're wondering if counseling could help. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, relationship issues, low self-esteem, poor body image, and low self-confidence. I have worked with clients in the midst of big life changes including graduating from college or high school and moving to a new city. I have also worked... Read More
Welcome! Something in your life isn't going quite the way you'd like and you're wondering if counseling could help. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, relationship issues, low self-esteem,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Nakeisha McGee

MAMFT, LPC
5 years experience
Hello all! My name is Nakeisha McGee and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment, in theory or in practice, since 2005. I have managed school and community based programming and provided services for individuals, children, teens, those who have experienced varying types of trauma and those suffering from varying addictions both in patient and outpatient... Read More
Hello all! My name is Nakeisha McGee and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment, in theory or in practice, since... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Andrea Burton

LPC
22 years experience
Hello! My name is Andrea (Andee) Burton, I am a Licensed Professional counselor in Oklahoma. I have been working as a counselor for over 20 years. I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, anger issues, career concerns, relationship problems and parenting difficulties. I am also experienced with the challenges faced by those with chronic illnesses, such as Type 1 Diabetes, and their caregivers. My counseling style is dependent on the needs of the... Read More
Hello! My name is Andrea (Andee) Burton, I am a Licensed Professional counselor in Oklahoma. I have been working as a counselor for over 20 years. I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, anger issues, career concerns, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Ashleigh 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

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.