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Goldie Oakes, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Parenting issues Anger management Depression
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About me

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.
• relationships
• 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.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

VA LPC 0701008911


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Goldie Oakes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ms. Goldie is a beautiful soul who helped me through one of my most challenging seasons. I had never been to therapy before and she made my first experience transformative. She helped me approach relationships differently, alter thought patterns, and prepare for change with excitement. I now feel motivated to incorporate therapy into my self-care journey.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Goldie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Goldie is wonderful! She has helped me work through a lot of my grief. I would recommend her to a friend.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Goldie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

. She is supportive and she is a committed therapist who loves her work. She is kind. She has some good ideas, which I have implemented.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd


Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love her!

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Goldie is the best!

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes