Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

Phoenix Rokni

Phoenix Rokni, MS, LADC, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


James Craig

James Craig, LCSW

I work from a strengths-based and person-centered perspective, and believe strongly in the power of genuineness. When building positive relationships with clients; I believe that much of the progress can take place from this humanist approach. I work from an eclectic framework of solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based therapies. Each person and their needs are unique, which is why I believe it is important to bring a varied therapeutic approach. I am a husband and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Valerie Steele

Valerie Steele, MHR, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Jennifer Teague

Jennifer Teague, LPC

I am a born and raised Texan who now finds herself living in the land of Oklahoma. I have known that I wanted to be a counselor since I was in junior high school. Our family was going through some difficult times, and our counselor really made a difference in my life for the better! I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lubbock Christian University, and began Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Kenya Turner

Kenya Turner, LCSW

Kenya Turner is a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist, Speaker, Poet and Reiki Healer. I am married with two children, I earned my MSW from the University of Oklahoma. I have worked with diverse clients women, men, children and families of all ages and backgrounds, experiencing a range of issues depression, anxiety, ADHD, borderline personality Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Nakeisha McGee

Nakeisha McGee, MAMFT, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell, LCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 26 years


Lucas Streets

Lucas Streets, MA, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Crystal Gardiner

Crystal Gardiner, MA, LPC, NCC

Hello, I am Crystal Gardiner, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Oklahoma and a National Certified Counselor. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I went on to obtain my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a CACREP accredited university. I have worked in the mental health field for 9 years. I work in a community mental health clinic Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Karen Foster Devlin

Karen Foster Devlin, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


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.
An Overview of Mental Health in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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.
E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory was created to help those in need of
mental health assistance via counseling find trusted professionals in your
area. Settle for the best experience by using our directory to find a therapist
fit just for you.