Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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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

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

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

Karen Foster

LPC
20 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 20 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 20 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

Deborah Farber

LPC
15 years experience
Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we just need I safe space to process everything we are thinking and feeling. There are just times in life when our emotions can feel like too much too fast. If you have stop doing some of the things that you used to love it is time for a... Read More
Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we just need I safe space to process everything we are thinking and feeling. There are just times in life when our emotions can feel like too much too fast. If you have stop doing some of the things that you used to love it is time for a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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.