Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Therapists

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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...
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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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Oklahoma

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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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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Oklahoma

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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Oklahoma

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,...
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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...
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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Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma

Current practice ranges much of Payne and Pawnee Counties in Oklahoma. Offices are located in Stillwater and Cushing.
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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....

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the mid-sized capital of the state of Oklahoma. It boasts a somewhat large population of 638,367 people as of 2016 . Unfortunately, both the city and the state are suffering from a mental health crisis. Oklahoma’s rate of mental health issues is one of the highest in the country. According to a recent study by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), Oklahoma is the third in the nation for rates of mental illness. These illnesses can include anything from generalized anxiety disorder to eating disorders. However, as reflected by ODMHSAS studies , the most prolific instances of poor mental health in the area tend to be mood-related or acute.

Based on the aforementioned data, it’s estimated that roughly one million full-grown residents of Oklahoma that require treatment; almost double the population of Oklahoma City, alone. It’s also estimated that a vast majority of those who require mental health services do not receive any. Oklahoma City residents live amongst some of the highest substance abuse rates in the country. The state ranks number two in America for it at almost 12 percent. The state of Oklahoma does statistically well in other areas, like obesity and smoking. So, why are exceedingly high rates of mental illness present? One reason is the populace’s demographics: The ordinary citizen is a middle-class white person that is a part of a family unit. That particular sector of people is known to report higher rates of mental illness. Another reason mental health has grown to be such a concern in Oklahoma City is the stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness, according to Governor Mary Fallin , who has since put forward a plan aimed at boosting the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ budget by $16  million. The proposed legislation makes way for plans to “open a new mental health crisis center, target prescription drug abuse, launch suicide prevention programs and expand counseling for disturbed children and their families.” She says the stigma that many hold with them about mental illnesses greatly affects the high rate of poor mental health, citing the supposed lack of effort on the part of the state government. Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, in particular, are known for having a great sense of pride stemming from the cowboy days that likely contributes to the stigma. To dissuade this logic in regards to mental health, education campaigns have been launched. They attempt to tackle the shameful mindset often accompanying mental health problems. As put by Governor Fallin, “We really have got to get to the day when all Oklahomans understand these are diseases like any other diseases.” Additional contributing factors to Oklahoma City’s mental health crisis include a large number of abuse cases that are dealt with every year as well as high rates of incarceration. Oklahoma’s rate of incarceration stands at 1,079 per 100,000 people, making it number one in the nation, according to a recent study by the Prison Policy Initiative . For reference, the national average is 500 prisoners per 100,000 residents, as per PRB.org.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

There are approximately one million residents in Oklahoma who require the services of a professional concerning mental health. A majority of those in need will not receive any help. As stated previously, it’s been theorized that many people will refuse assistance out of fear of being labeled “mentally ill.” This theory is supported by a 2004 World Health Organization report . It mentions shame based on stigmas to be the number one reason people do not go to counseling sessions for help, despite needing it. According to Kaiser , a non-profit organization with a focus on mental health, Oklahoma is suffering from a massive shortage of mental health professionals, like therapists. Only 21.6 percent of the state’s needs are being met. Accessibility to what’s available is decent, though. Mental health is covered by a bevy of insurance programs, regardless of income.

Mental Health Resources in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Despite the area’s shortage of mental health professionals, there are still a number of resources open to residents. Institutions like Cedar Ridge Hospital and the Integris Mental Health Clinic offer a variety of useful services to help combat mental illness and substance abuse.

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