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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

I also have experience 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


LPC #2201 (Expires: 2020-06-01)


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!

Written by D.E. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This has been a life changer for me. I lost my husband in May of 2019, and came across this app a month ago. My counselor is kind, he listens to my really mess of a life and has helped me make progress with my emotions and finding a healthy direction to go. Which is forward. I have peace knowing I can text anytime and the ability to Journal is amazing. I recommend this app for anyone who thinks there is no one that will listen to me, or care. Life is full of struggles and death is just one of them. I have been able to change the way I think which means that I am able to change how I feel each and every day. If you are needing help and is good with it coming in a nonconventional way, then this app is for you. Get the help you need without having to leave home!!! I love it and thank God it is available.