Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Midwest City, Oklahoma

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


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

Jamie Sawyer

MA,LPC,CDC
3 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: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

Lucas Streets

MA,LPC
10 years experience
I want to applaud your effort in asking for help; it's not easy to admit when we need it. Life is full of challenges and problems but the good news is we don't have to go it alone. When faced with a problem, I like to remind myself that for a problem to exist, their must be an answer. I want to help you find your answer today. Hi, my name... Read More
I want to applaud your effort in asking for help; it's not easy to admit when we need it. Life is full of challenges and problems but the good news is we don't have to go it alone. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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

Dr. Jonathan Wilson

PhD,LMFT
8 years experience
Dr. Jonathan Wilson joined Better Help in 2017 having spent the majority of his clinical and professional experience servicing a wide range of individuals in a number of academic, medical and outpatient settings. Dr. Wilson earned his Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University, and earned his doctorate in Medical Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Dr. Wilson is flexible, person-centered and strengths based in his therapeutic approach,... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Wilson joined Better Help in 2017 having spent the majority of his clinical and professional experience servicing a wide range of individuals in a number of academic, medical and outpatient settings. Dr. Wilson earned his Master of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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

Sophia Oyetunbi

MS,LMFT
8 years experience
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, having graduated with a MS degree in 2008 from John Brown University with a dual track of Marriage & Family Therapy and Community Counseling. I have worked in the mental health field since 2009 and have treated clients who were couples, children, and single adults ranging in ages from 6-70. My therapeutic interventions primarily are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transgenerational Family Therapy, Solution Focused, and Eye Movement... Read More
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, having graduated with a MS degree in 2008 from John Brown University with a dual track of Marriage & Family Therapy and Community Counseling. I have worked in the mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Andrea McBee

MS,LPC
8 years experience
Welcome! If you are exploring Better Help, it’s likely that you’re struggling with something in your life. Research indicates that one of the most important factors for success in therapy is finding a therapist you can relate to and feel a connection with. I know that this can be a difficult process, and I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and counseling style... Read More
Welcome! If you are exploring Better Help, it’s likely that you’re struggling with something in your life. Research indicates that one of the most important factors for success in therapy is finding a therapist you can relate to and feel... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Midwest City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma is facing many problems with mental health, but it is not alone. The entire United States is seeing a “mental health crisis.” Many factors are contributing to this crisis, from rising prevalence of mental illness to an increased shortage of mental health professionals. Mental Health America (MHA) releases a list each year, ranking each state on how well it’s handling these issues. In 2019, Oklahoma received an overall ranking of 27 out of the 50 states plus Washington DC. It ranked better in adult mental health and prevalence of mental illness, at 24 and 17, respectively. However, it came in at 34 for access to treatment, and a disappointing 41 in youth mental health.

Although they may be faced with similar issues, each community is coping with its own mental health “climate,” and one of them is Midwest City.

Mental Health in Midwest City

In examining a city’s mental health, it’s important to know some basics about the area. Midwest City is located in Oklahoma County and is a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. In 2017, its population was estimated at 57,308 people. Its economy specializes in utilities; mining and quarrying; utilities; and gas and oil extraction. The unemployment rate is 5.7 percent, while the poverty rate is 15.6 percent. The median income among the city’s residents in 2017 was $46,431, and the per capita income the same year was $23,884. The population is predominantly white at almost 67 percent, with 20.5 percent being black and just over 6 percent identifying as two or more races. There are a variety of factors that make up the mental health climate in Midwest City, with the following being only a few.

Poverty

The poverty rate in Midwest City is somewhat high at 15.6 percent, which is higher than the national rate of 12.3 percent. However, it has gone down in recent years; in 2012, the poverty rate in Oklahoma County was at 19.1 percent. Poverty and mental illness are two issues that are often intertwined. Debilitating mental illness can lead to poverty when it prevents the sufferer from holding down a job to generate income. On the other hand, the stress of dealing with financial problems, as well as lowered ability to pay for mental health care, can exacerbate or trigger mental illness.

Minorities are often the most likely to experience poverty, and the same holds true in Midwest City. The highest poverty rate is among those identifying as multiple races, at 25.5 percent. The next highest is 22 percent among blacks and 21.7 among Hispanics.

Suicide Rate

According to the United Health Foundation, the suicide rate in Oklahoma went up from 16.7 per 100,000 people in 2012 to 21.4 per 100,000 in 2018. For comparison, the respective national rates were 12.4 up to 13.9. In 2018, Oklahoma had the 8th highest suicide rate out of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

On the other hand, Oklahoma County had a suicide rate only slightly higher than the national average at 15.8. Out of the state’s 77 counties, Oklahoma County had the 47th highest rate.

Youth

The state’s poorest rating from MHA was in youth mental health at number 41. A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported some of the following statistics in 2015:

  • Oklahoma adolescents reported having a major depressive episode in the last year at about the same rate as the rest of the nation (approximately 8-10 percent in Oklahoma).
  • Of these adolescents, 55.4 percent did not receive treatment for their depression.
  • Oklahoma teenagers also reported using painkillers for non-medical reasons at a slightly higher rate than in the rest of the US.

Resources in Midwest City

Whatever mental health problem you may be experiencing, reaching out for help can be difficult. It’s important to remember that you are not alone in your struggle, and there are resources available to everyone. One resource is the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, whose website is chock full of information that may help. Another website that may be useful is E-Counseling. It is an online directory of mental health professionals across the US, and you can use it to search for a therapist near you that meets your specifications. Take the first step toward recovery today.