Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Find a therapist in Tulsa, Oklahoma that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Tulsa 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

Phoenix Rokni

MS, LADC, LPC
9 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

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

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

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

Joan Davis

LCSW
5 years experience
I was raised on a family farm with seven siblings. My farm family beginnings have created in me the knowledge that we all have purpose and we all search for meaning in our lives. My eyes have always been open to the beauty of nature and the harshness of survival. My years as a mother of six children have proven to me that strength can be found in each human being. Each child is unique... Read More
I was raised on a family farm with seven siblings. My farm family beginnings have created in me the knowledge that we all have purpose and we all search for meaning in our lives. My eyes have always been open... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Teague

LPC
13 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

April McElroy

BA, MA, LMFT
4 years experience
Hello! My name is April McElroy. I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapy practicing in Tulsa, OK. I received my Undergraduate degree in Psychology in the year 2000 from Southern Connecticut State University. I obtained my Master's of Arts Degree in Marital and Family Therapy in 2015 from Southern Nazarene University. I have experience working with severely mentally ill individuals in the residential setting. I also have experience working in the... Read More
Hello! My name is April McElroy. I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapy practicing in Tulsa, OK. I received my Undergraduate degree in Psychology in the year 2000 from Southern Connecticut State University. I obtained my Master's of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Brooke Yaffe

MEd, LPC
3 years experience
Hello my name is Brooke Yaffe. I am an LPC with a national license issued by the state of Oklahoma and I have an M.Ed. in Applied Behavioral Studies/Counseling. I have over 3 years of counseling experience. Prior to being an LPC I was a secondary science and special education teacher. I have taught grades 3 through 12. In a therapeutic setting I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
Hello my name is Brooke Yaffe. I am an LPC with a national license issued by the state of Oklahoma and I have an M.Ed. in Applied Behavioral Studies/Counseling. I have over 3 years of counseling experience. Prior to being... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Guide to Mental Illness and Care in Tulsa, Oklahoma

As in most U.S cities, Tulsa has found itself facing the challenge of dealing with the mental health care of its residents. Tulsa’s mental health care challenges can no longer be ignored as one out of seven of its residents have a mental illness.  Tulsa may very well become a model for providing access to mental health care.

The severity of Tulsa’s mental health challenges is evident by looking at the statistics:

  • One out of four Oklahoma residents has a mental illness, making the state rank second in the nation for percentage of the population with mental illness.
  • Tulsa ranks 15th in the nation for suicide.
  • In Oklahoma, one out of six children are subject to adverse experiences such as witnessing domestic violence or substance abuse, losing a family member ( incarceration, divorce, separation), or experiencing abuse or neglect.
  • Ten thousand people, who are inflicted with a mental illness, make their way through the Tulsa County jail each year.
  • Between 30%-40% percent of inmates at the Tulsa County jail are on psychotropic drugs.
  • Ninety-thousand adult in Tulsa County are in need of treatment for severe mental illness; however, the city only has the resources to treat 17,000.
  • Forty-thousand adults in Tulsa County have a chemical-dependency addiction, but the county only has the resources to treat 4,000-5,000.
  • During the fiscal year of 2016, Tulsa County law enforcement reported that they made 1,960 transports of individuals who were experiencing a mental-health crisis. Of those numbers, 40% had to be brought to mental health facilities outside the county.

There are a  variety of reasons for why Tulsa is where it is today regarding mental health. Oklahoma has experienced a financial crisis in its Medicaid system as it did not expand Medicaid. There are limited hospital beds available in both the public and private facilities. Further, the rising cost of behavioral health services create a barrier to access, especially among those who are under –insured or uninsured.

Further complicating the problem is the fact that Oklahoma, as the rest of the nation, is experiencing a shortage of psychiatrist, in particular child psychiatrists. Even though the state ranks fifth in the nation for the number of mental health providers (Tulsa County has 421 providers per 10,000 people, which is twice the national average), there is a shortage of clinical specialist in Tulsa County.

Steps to Improve the Situation

The community of Tulsa is making positive steps toward addressing its mental-health crisis. Researchers at the University of Tulsa partnered with the Urban Institute to evaluate the mental health issues of the city as well as its ability to meet those needs. The study funded, by the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, conducted a comprehensive study of the county’s mental health care delivery system. Known as the Tulsa Regional Mental Health Plan, the study has led to a 10-year plan that focuses on five key areas:

  • Reduce the gap for life expectancy between those with mental illness and the rest of the population.
  • Reduce the rates for attempted suicide, deaths from suicide, and overdoses.
  • Reduce the number of Tulsans who experience poor mental health.
  • Reduce the cost to the criminal justice system, hospital emergency rooms, and first responders due to the mentally ill not receiving the proper care.
  • Prioritize children and youth receiving access to mental health care.

The Tulsa Regional Mental Health Plan is the second phase of a project for improving the quality of life of Tulsa residents. The first phase was directed at health disparities among Tulsa’s residents.

A mental health action team was created to provide over sight and to ensure that Tulsa is moving forward toward the five key areas. The team also assists in capital projects and the scaling of pilot projects as well as tracking data.

Other notable efforts by Tulsa include the Oklahoma Policy Institute which has created a fellowship program. The program is directed toward students who are studying mental health or recent graduates. It prepares them to serve as mental health advocates for the purpose of policy reform. Tulsa also created a Community Response Team that consists of a police officer, a paramedic, and a mental health counselor. The team can respond to individuals anywhere in the community who are experiencing mental health needs.

E-Counseling provides a directory of therapist in the Tulsa area as well as for other parts of the country. We invite you to visit E-Counseling to find a qualified professional to serve your mental health needs.