Goldie Oakes

(LPC)

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: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701008911 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.I. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 H.E. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I've only been with Better Help for a few weeks, but Goldie is amazing.

Written by J.U. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling with Goldie for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

So far very pleased with the service

Written by L.I. on Dec 12, 2020 after counseling with Goldie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is wonderful. Makes me feel safe and heard.

Written by R.E. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling with Goldie for 2 weeks

She is very kind, supportive , and great listener.

Written by M.I. on Oct 15, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 R.A. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by C.A. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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!