About Me

My name is Shawn Alyea. I've been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma for 20 years, and a Counselor Supervisor for 5. I practice compassion driven, creative counseling with a dose of humor. I believe even during the tough times in life we can find hope and joy. In fact growth most often occurs during the circumstances that lead us to seek support. I operate from a Christian perspective and believe everyone deserves to be respected and valued. That is central to my relationship with clients.
I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with a variety of expressive techniques to reach a point of healing. I find these techniques to be most effective when matching them with your personality, goals for treatment, and style of learning.
I’ve worked with clients age 3 to 97, addressing the spectrum of human emotions from depression and anxiety, to grief, anger, love and changes in life. I look forward to walking along side you during your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2201 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Shawn is a wonderful counselor! He really takes the time to listen to your thoughts, concerns, etc. He is very patient and kind, and it seems like he has a lot of experience too!

Written by C.O. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Extremely good, best counselor I've ever had.

Written by N.O. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I've been talking with Shawn for around 2 months now, and he has been really supportive and he never makes me feel like my emotions and thoughts are invalid. He is always present and he listens intently to everything I have to say. He never dismisses me or make me feel that any of my thoughts or feelings are unworthy or trivial, which is something I have immense need for. I have confidence that he would be able to restore me sense of self-worth and self-confidence in time, and that I'll be in a better state of mind with his guidance..

Written by S.A. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Shawn Alyea is kind, understanding and professional. He has been an outstanding therapist! He is responsive, empathetic, and really very helpful. He listens carefully, politely and gives a safe, reassuring, and non-judgmental environment. I felt energized and full of life and positivity after every session. I'm much better now after exercises which he told me to do so. worked really well. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Written by E.D. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Shawn is a very kind and caring man. Spends a lot of time really trying to understand and relate to his clients.

Written by J.. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Shawn has been great from day one. Very confident in his abilities and feel comfortable talking with him.

Written by D.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shawn, is everything a counselor should be. Supportive, caring, and insightful. He doesn't judge and guides me through the many emotions a widow goes through during the first year. He responds quickly when he sees that I am having a bad day and reminds me that I can handle the bad day. I appreciate all that he does. I am thankful for him.

Written by S.A. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Simply kind, understanding, and knowledgeable.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Shawn is very kind and compassionate. He shows a true care for the individual and offers great advice.

Written by R.I. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Shawn is kind and encouraging. He is willing to build his counseling around my needs and personality.

Written by C.H. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Shawn has truly impressed me and that's not easy to do! I'm extremely happy with him.

Written by S.A. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Shawn is an amazing and very caring counsellor. His warmth and humbleness makes it very pleasant to open up and talk with him. I was very nervous of what it would be like when I started BetterHelp, but I'm very pleased that I can weekly meet with someone I trust and that care about me. Thank you so much :)

Written by C.A. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks

I felt at ease talking with Shawn and expressing my situation. This was my first time talking about my so called problem. He assured me that my problem wasn’t really all on my part. Like the saying goes “ it takes two to tango “ and I’ve realized that I shouldn’t think that I’ve overreacted with my problem. Talking to Shawn has made me learn to communicate a bit more openly and made me feel like I was not being judged in a negative way. He made me feel relaxed and easy to talk about personal past experiences. Highly recommend BetterHelp and my counselor Shawn.

Written by M.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 days on issues concerning depression

I feel very good after working with Shawn.

Written by M.I. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Shawn is wonderful. Super easy to talk to and extremely understanding . I am excited to continue working with him!

Written by M.E. on Jan 25, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have only met with Shawn twice, but I am excited and encouraged that I feel very comfortable talking with him and he has already given me very helpful feedback and suggestions for resources (i.e. books) that might help me. I appreciate his expertise and compassion very much.

Written by J.A. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Extremely attentive and easy to talk to. Ask questions that challenge you in a good way and gives good advice.

Written by M.U. on Jan 12, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Shawn has been very helpful and supportive of me through my journey. I highly recommend him!

Written by C.H. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Shawn is great! He has done an excellent job of listening, and asking the right questions. I also really appreciate how he checks to see how I'm doing a few days after we have had a video session. Thank you for providing the care you do!