Licensed Professional Counselor
Let’s be honest, asking for help is never easy, and talking to a stranger about our problems is even harder. We are often taught to keep problems to ourselves or told to “just get over it.” However, sometimes “just getting over it” alone is not realistic and we need help.
Taking that first step and finding a counselor can initially be challenging and scary, but also deeply rewarding and helpful. Counseling is a collaborative approach between the counselor and the client, requiring
patience, honesty and effort from both parties. I believe that one style of therapy does not fit everyone. Therefore, I strive to understand what works for you and provide a tailored approach to help you achieve your goals. I aim to establish a safe, fun, nonjudgmental place for you to explore the problems affecting you and to help you overcome the hurts and hang-ups that may be holding you back.
Together, we will explore how to overcome these hurts by resolving problematic thoughts and interactions with others. I love helping people grow and gain a better understanding of themselves and I love what lessons of strength my clients teach me.
Treatment issues include:
Grief and loss
I provide individual, couples, and family therapy and primarily work with adults but see clients as young as 14.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with individuals and couples in a private practice setting. I received my Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and my Master's in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. After spending many years in the business world, I left to pursue my passion to help others. I feel my time spent in the business sector and being raised on a ranch in southwest Oklahoma allows me to identify and connect with a wide variety of people and experiences.
I utilize various orientations and techniques in order to be the most effective in helping you resolve your specific issues. To that, I primarily use a combination of cognitive, interpersonal, and narrative approaches and would describe my personal style as honest, genuine, and direct. I am, by nature, pragmatic and sarcastic, and I often use humor and analogy in sessions. Below are some of my basic tenets of counseling:
My priority is to establish a safe, supportive, and trusting environment. If I cannot provide this therapy is difficult to impossible
Thoughts, emotions, and behavior are intimately tied together. Each can influence the other. Understanding these interactions can facilitate improvements to problematic situations in our lives
The same stories that shaped us in the past can, at times, create difficulties in our present. Understanding the meaning and impact of these stories can help us make sense of why we do the things we do.
I believe every person possesses the strength and courage to improve their life as he or she desires.
In addition to providing counseling I am a state approved LPC supervisor, as well as a member of the Oklahoma Counseling Association and a National Certified Counselor.
And for the record, yes, I tie my own bow ties.
RATES & INSURANCE
My self-pay rate is $100 per 55 minute session. If you are considering using insurance I am an in-network provider for the following:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Oklahoma Health Network
I accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. There is a $35 fee for all returned checks.
If you do not show to your scheduled appointment or provide 24 hour advanced notice, you will be required to pay a cancellation fee.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. Please be aware that most plans have co-pays and deductibles or may place limits on the number of sessions per year. You are responsible to pay for unmet deductibles and any services rendered that are not paid by your insurance. I encourage you to check coverage with your provider by asking the following questions:
Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
What is my deductible and what portion has been met?
How much is my co-pay, co-insurance? (we can discuss what these are if you are uncertain)
Does my plan require approval by a primary care physician?
2301 W. I44 Service Rd, Ste. 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Evening appointments available upon request
Your privacy is important to me, please do not include confidential information regarding your health concerns when completing this form.
In order to maximize time to discuss your concerns in our first session, please use link below to download, print, and complete the intake paperwork prior to your initial appointment. Appointments last 55 minutes.
The following two documents are yours to keep. They are your HIPPA and consent/confidentiality papers. You will sign documents in the first session stating you were given these. I advise you print them for your records.