Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Norman, Oklahoma

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


Amy Bottomly

LPC
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with four years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ challenges, and major life transitions. My counseling style is casual and client-centered. I am passionate about inclusion, equity, and social justice. I strive to create a therapeutic culture of respect, empathy, and authenticity. I will customize our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with four years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ challenges, and major life transitions. My counseling style is casual and client-centered.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

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

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

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

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 Resources in Norman, Oklahoma

The lively college town of Norman, Oklahoma is regularly booming with activity. Being home to the largest college in the state, the University of Oklahoma, the city of Norman’s population is on the rise exponentially. The area currently boasts an impressive resident count of approximately 122,000 people, according to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. More remarkably, the number of inhabitants living in Norman is growing at a faster rate than most American cities at around 11 percent every 15 years. Looking at the area, it is no wonder why so many people are flocking to move there. Amenities are abundant and accessible; often, places to grab a bite to eat or go shopping can be found around street corners ready for your business. The community is as tight-knit as a somewhat large city can get, and the school system is stellar.

The typical primary motivation behind someone’s decision to move to a new location has to do with a job opportunity. Promises of promotions or new jobs are also the most common reason for a family moving to Norman, Oklahoma. Unfortunately, not everyone searching for a job is able to find one. Making things worse, maintaining a job can also be a difficult task. Layoffs and other uncontrollable circumstances occur frequently. Norman’s economy is not in the best of shape at the moment. Good-paying employment is becoming increasingly harder to grab and hold onto for many. However, the economic troubles of the city serve to contribute to a separate, pressing, widespread issue. Experts are saying the city of Norman is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what that means for the city, how the situation got to be so bad, and what you can do to reach out to a local therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Norman, Oklahoma

Regrettably, mental health situations are worsening across the country. A recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates a jaw-dropping 50 percent of all Americans are diagnosed with a mental disorder at one point or another during their life. A 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America references the state of Oklahoma, in particular; the results do not call for celebration. The study ranks Oklahoma as being amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any diagnosable behavioral disorder one can experience ranging in severity. For example, general anxiety disorder or schizophrenia. So, why is mental illness becoming such an issue in Norman, Oklahoma?

Firstly, the city of Norman is hurting, economically. Statistics  suggest that the poverty level in Norman is almost 20 percent higher than the national average. It is no secret that there is a statistical relationship between abject poverty and mental health. Areas with higher rates of people living below the poverty level are more likely to be areas with higher rates of mental illness, relative to the rest of the country. As per a recent report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American adults living under the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a mental health condition.

Adding onto Norman’s sub-par economic performance over recent years, crime is also excessively high. Crimes relating to theft happen quite frequently relative to the rest of the state and nation. According to the most up to date statistics sourced from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city is 23 percent higher than the national average. The relationship between crime and mental health is significant. Statistically speaking, crime tends to negatively impact the overall mental health of communities. Norman, Oklahoma is, unfortunately, not an exception.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Norman, Oklahoma

A harsh reality is that Americans are increasingly finding the process of seeking help from a therapist as troubling. As per the National Institute of Mental Health, a majority of mentally ill Americans will receive no mental health treatment during any given year. Researchers claim the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing treatment to patients is partly to blame. They also are pointing fingers at ineffective legislation, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness.

The rate of individuals without any form of health insurance in Norman, Oklahoma is almost five percent higher than the national average, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. With vast swaths of the population lacking health insurance combined with a high rate of poverty, many people in Norman simply cannot afford the out-of-pocket expense of counseling.

Mental Health Resources in Norman, Oklahoma

Thanks to attention from federal and state entities, Norman is allocating more funds to tackle the problem of mental illness. Organizations that focus on improving the community’s mental health have their doors open to those in need. The Oklahoma Mental Health Center is a popular mental health clinic inside the local hospital. Red Rock Behavioral Health Services is another renowned institution offering a bevy of mental health services for both adults and youths.

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