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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701008911 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

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.

Written by J.I. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Mrs Oakes is great. Very thankful for her.

Written by J.O. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She’s so amazing. She listens and critiques you in ways that are very beneficial to your goals. She’s understanding of the problems you are going through and helps you find ways to overcome them.

Written by J.O. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes

Excellent!!

Written by M.I. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Compassionate, nonjudgmental and has helped me identify areas I need to work on. Has been very helpful.

Written by J.I. on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Goldie was a comforting professional presence throughout the therapy experience. I was very appreciative of her guidance, thoughtful questions and follow ups, and overall support in my process. She helped me highlight motivations and factors through open interviews and provided helpful assessment to lead me to a better mindset as well as things to improve on moving forward.

Written by C.H. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I strongly recommend her. She is very patient, kind and a good listener.

Written by J.E. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Goldie is amazing and a great listener! She is patient and cares about you and what you’re going through!

Written by T.A. on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Goldie is warm and understanding. She also has a lot of wisdom and knows when and how to push back too. I really am grateful to have her as my therapist.

Written by A.N. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Goldie Oakes is very helpful and wise. She asks great questions that challenged my thought process. I believe she really trusts God and it shows in her responses.

Written by M.I. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Goldie listens and gives feedback. she shares relatable stories and provides help in moving forward. She is active in providing needs and doesn't just listen.

Written by V.I. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Goldie is great

Written by A.L. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Goldie was great! She help me find the root of my low self esteem issues, help me to set learn and set my boundaries! Thank you Goldie!

Written by A.M. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Goldie has been kind and empathetic.

Written by S.T. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Goldie is fantastic. She helped me uncover blockages in my thinking that negatively affected my approach to life. Her combination of well-timed advice and gentle questioning were game changing for me and helped me quickly make progress. She revisited a number of themes we discussed in earlier sessions, which helped me evolve my thinking on those themes. I'm still a work in progress for sure, but Goldie helped me accomplish the goals I set when starting therapy.

Written by C.H. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and eating disorders

My session with Goldie have been incredibly helpful. I have confidence due to her experience and empathy that she understands my struggles and helps create a plan that works with my belief system. She is supporting , knowledgeable and considerate. She checks in with me regularly in between sessions and is always available outside of sessions for support. Her advice and guidance has been extremely helpful in the repair of my mental health.

Written by S.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She is very understanding. She listens to me and responds with knowledgeable statements that are helping me move forward to being a better me.

Written by M.O. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Goldie has really helped me work through and understand the trauma I went through. She has tried to understand my cultural perspective and provides feedback in ways that are in line with my personal beliefs.

Written by R.I. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Love how she approached me and my situation…very direct talk and never said what I wanted to hear but rather what I needed to hear…she and Jordan are like angels in my life at this moment…I am grateful!

Written by K.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks

I have really enjoyed conversation with Goldie so far. We have our first phone session scheduled for tomorrow, and I’m really confident she will be able to help me!

Written by L.A. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Goldie is absolutely amazing! She is very kind, patient, calming, and compassionate. She knows all the right questions to ask, and is so knowledgeable with the tools and advice she provides. I would highly recommend Goldie to anyone looking for help, but especially to those looking for a faith-based perspective.

Written by J.O. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Goldie is a wonderful counselor who listens and shares her experiences in warm candor and confidence. She makes me feel so reassured and is just what I need at the end of the week to help me process. Love her!!

Written by K.E. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

She is awesome at what she does and very caring

Written by L.I. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Goldie is wonderful!!

Written by B.R. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She is wonderful . A good listener and she has a very sweet spirit. I feel better after talking with her

Written by R.O. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Goldie is an absolute sweetheart. i’ve only have 2 sessions with her and already feel listened to and all around loved and supported. she’s a great person and i hope everyone finds a good counselor like her <3

Written by E.L. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Goldie listening to what I have to say and genuinely caring about me as a person!

Written by R.A. on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She's great!

Written by S.C. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Goldie is very supportive, getting me to prioritize my thoughts.

Written by H.U. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I like Goldie. She says what she thinks and is not afraid to use her life experience to solve issues. She's good at providing feedback and playing devil's advocate. She's also good at being present and discussing what arises in the moment. I signed up for better help for a lot of reasons that have actually not been the topic of discussion thus far. But in a roundabout way they are related. Goldie is not afraid to take these scenic routes. For me, it works.

Written by H.E. on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Goldie is amazing. I'm glad I have her.

Written by M.A. on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Goldie Oakes is an amazing counselor. She helps me talk through my issues in a way that leaves me feeling confident and better prepared to take on my issues. She is very supportive and knowledgeable. She has helped take me out of a dark time in my life and continues to perform excellently. She takes the extra time to address my concerns through texts and I always leave our video sessions feeling renewed with positive energy.

Written by A.S. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really enjoy busy with Goldie during our sessions she is very real down-to-earth in understanding.

Written by D.A. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Goldie is great. 10/10 would recommend. Her communication coaching is improving me as a person and in my relationship. She also has a good sense of humor and makes it safe to talk about heavy issues.

Written by M.A. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Goldie has already helped me so much and we’ve only had 2 sessions so far! So thankful for your understanding & knowledge.

Written by C.O. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Goldie has been phenomenal. Not only do I feel heard and seen by her, I also feel loved and accepted. She is so easy to talk to and yet also very professional. She can be both blunt and gentle at the same time. And she gives very creative "homework" for the week that are actually helpful and makes me feel like I'm progressing even on my own from session to session.

Written by S.A. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Goldie takes in all the information you give her and then makes an honest assessment of where you are. I feel very comfortable relaying my struggles with her. She makes you feel like the more you open up, the more she can help you. She listens and then asks probing questions that really make you think about what you're saying.

Written by H.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Goldie was a pleasure to work with! She challenged me and encouraged me in various ways. Our first session I felt truly listened to and that she had paid close attention to things I was saying in order to ensure that our time together would be well spent! Throughout our time together she made me feel supported and gave me incredibly helpful feedback and goals for me to do throughout the week in between sessions. Would definitely recommend her!

Written by S.I. on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is really nice. I feel comfortable talking to her and I really like her.

Written by A.M. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by J.E. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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!

Written by O.R. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Goldie is caring and attentive.

Written by J.U. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is doing a great job

Written by T.R. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

So far very pleased with the service

Written by R.E. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

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.
Thank you.

Written by K.E. on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

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!

Written by M.A. on Oct 30, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Goldie has a huge listening ear and is very respectful to my situation. Thanks for everything

Written by A.N. on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by T.H. on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks

She is very kind, supportive , and great listener.

Written by M.I. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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.

Written by D.A. on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

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!

Written by D.E. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by C.H. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Comforting, a great listener

Written by C.A. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties

Goldie is kind and listens intently. I appreciate you demeanor and desire to help others with their healing. Blessings

Written by M.E. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by J.E. on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I am happy with services!

Written by S.H. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by M.I. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.O. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by T.I. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Ms. Goldie Oakes have been continuously checking on me much as possible she offers great advice thank you so much you are the best!

Written by S.H. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by H.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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!

Written by P.E. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has been very helpful. She listens and is very encouraging and has really good insights.

Written by K.R. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Goldie for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Work with me!