Hello. My name is Goldie Marker Oakes, Licensed Professional Counselor, and I look forward to working with you. My professional clinical career began in 2006 providing treatment in the mental health field. My primary therapeutic modality includes a strong but eclectic therapeutic modality that incorporates a strong clinical perspective using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. If you are comfortable with this approach, I also use a holistic and Christian perspective using Mindfulness and Relaxation Therapy, prayer and scripture. My goal as your therapist is too help you find peace, joy, and happiness in life. My job is to help you learn how to overcome your life events, emotions and experiences that have caused you problems functioning normally, relating to others, or even finding motivation to continue on your life's path. My professional experience with both includes clinical approach with a Christian mindset that includes:
• treating clinical concerns such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns.
• self-image, self-esteem, and efficacy
• anger management and self-harm behaviors and impulse control
My therapeutic approach often incorporates homework such as reading Christian literature or specific scripture, journal and self-reflective writing and practice of specific CBT and DBT strategies outside the clinical setting, at home, and in the community, all of which supports your growth and progress. My goal is for your growth to be internal as you move towards defining or redefining your relationship with Christ. This means a great deal of your progress requires your need to periodically evaluate your own progress through self-evaluation and self-reflection, in addition to my own clinical assessments with your progress.
My goal as a counselor is to help you find peace, joy, and happiness in life as you learn to overcome those things in your life that have caused a loss of functioning individually or within the family dynamic. This path is not always an easy one; however, God promises us that we Never have to travel that path alone.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LPC #0701008911 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
She is really nice. I feel comfortable talking to her and I really like her.
Goldie Oakes is an awesome counselor. She provides a safe place for people to practice vulnerability and to be heard. I've only met with her a couple of times but in this short time I've been able to open up and share without the fear of being judged or misunderstood.
Goldie is warm and kind, and dove right into the issues I wanted to discuss. She gave me practical tips and exercises I could use immediately. I felt better after our first session!
Goldie is caring and attentive.
I've only been with Better Help for a few weeks, but Goldie is amazing.
She is doing a great job
So far very pleased with the service
She is wonderful. Makes me feel safe and heard.
I like Goldie's demeanor.
First, she is a good listener. Key to success.
Second, she says what needs to be said calmly and then, allows the statement to have the impact. She does not try to make the impact.
She is wise and kind. By the end of the session, her kindness and acceptance, along with her wisdom helps to encourage and motivate.
Goldie is nothing shy of amazing!! She listens, cares, supports, helps, understands and is so nice and realistic. Every time I talk with her, I feel better. She's given me so many tools and so much knowledge. Talking to her is like talking to a long time friend or a family member. After our first session, I felt so much more hopeful and I still do after each session. She also replies in a very timely manner. She has changed my life, for sure!
Goldie has a huge listening ear and is very respectful to my situation. Thanks for everything
So far she's been so amazing. After two sessions she feels like a friend that doesn't judge me when I have certain feelings or thoughts. It's really reassuring.
She is very kind, supportive , and great listener.
Goldie has been a tremendous support, and made a difficult journey much less scary. She has helped me dig down and discover what really was bothering me, and the exercises she gave me to try have made a world of difference. I'm so glad I gave Betterhelp a try, its given me my life back.
I LOVE Mrs. Oakes !
She’s so amazing & very strategic! I’ve learned so much about myself in these last 7 weeks and I’m so thankful that I was paired with her. This has been an awesome experience!
She is an absolute sweetheart. I feel comfortable sharing my issues with her and she does her best to understand. She ensures that I am progressing in ways that I can have a stronger and positive mindset.
Comforting, a great listener
Goldie is an exceptional therapist. In my life, I've spoken to many therapists and counselors and Goldie, in our short time working together, has proven to be among the very best.
Not only is Goldie timely and responsible with her replies, she genuinely cares and puts a tremendous amount of effort in her feedback. I highly recommend to anyone who seeks an active partnership with their therapist.
Goldie is kind and listens intently. I appreciate you demeanor and desire to help others with their healing. Blessings
Goldie is everything a counselor should be. She makes it easy for even the most guarded to be vulnerable and safe with her. She takes me to task, but only in the kindest and gentlest way. I’ve had a few counselors over the years, but none like Goldie.
I am happy with services!
Goldie’s approach is very welcoming and professional. I feel heard and seen whenever we talk and always leave a session feeling lighter and adequately equipped to take the next steps. After just one meeting, I felt like I could breathe again and like I could get through anything. Thank you, Goldie!
She is a wonderful counselor; because she listens to the client's reason why they came to counseling. She also helps you to overcome issues with the goals that she sets; and she is very understanding of why someone feels a certain way.
Working with Goldie this first month has been a pleasure. She listens well and puts to words the feelings that I sometimes struggle phrasing. I think the tips and activities she has had me do are super practical and things that can become a useful habit to continue even after our time together. It has been an overall positive experience thanks to her.
So far I’ve been enjoying my counseling sessions and my messaging with Goldie. There is something about her where she listens thoughtfully and doesn’t interrupt when I speak. She has this deep understanding of what I’m going through without me having to backtrack very far. And she mirrors my words well so I can take time to reflect (if that makes sense). Her counseling has helped me keep a calmer mind and learn that counseling is a tool in my bag but not something I should use a crutch or a band-aid. I love how I can grow while having her counseling support me. I will continue to have Goldie as my counselor as I continue to work on myself and how I interact in my relationships.
Ms. Goldie Oakes have been continuously checking on me much as possible she offers great advice thank you so much you are the best!
I truly enjoy speaking with Mrs. Oakes. She is the first counselor that I have spoken to on BetterHelp and I truly am thankful for it. She is full of personality and even though we can talk about tough things she will always end the session on a positive note.
Goldie is WONDERFUL. I've had two sessions with her so far, and they've been life-changing, significantly for the better. She has a strong sense of understanding of the issues I struggle with, and her guidance has helped me work through my issues with understanding, solution discovery, and empowerment. Goldie's compassion and her regular follow up gives me the sense that this role is a calling for her, more than just a profession. I greatly value her wisdom, care, and accountability. Thank you Goldie!
She has been very helpful. She listens and is very encouraging and has really good insights.
So far Goldie has definitely helped me with my family issues! In a short time she has given me some great tools to work with! She also responds very quick and is always a message away if I need her!