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Bobbi Kelsey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Bobbi Kelsey and I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and in Oklahoma. I graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2011 and have approximately 12 years of diverse experience. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and concerns including depression, anxiety, healing from trauma/PTSD, adjustment to life transitions, grief/loss, sexual issues, and pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum care. I know one of the most crucial and oftentimes challenging parts of the therapeutic process is taking the first steps to reach out and make the first appointment. I recognize the importance of finding the right fit between client and therapist, and as such, I offer a warm, flexible, and accepting client-centered approach to treatment. I will often utilize several different treatment modalities to best fit your individual needs and goals. My educational and professional background is trauma informed and I have been trained in EMDR for over 5 years. If you are ready to take the first steps toward meaningful change in your life and feel like I would be a good fit for a therapist to walk that journey with you, then I look forward to hearing from and working with you.

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Michelle Baker-Rhodes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an LPC practicing in Oklahoma for the past five years with experience working with and helping people who have come to me from all walks of life with a variety of concerns including symptoms of depression, anxiety and feelings of low self-worth and loneliness. Many of my clients face issues in their relationships, parenting concerns and some who have experienced past abuse and are now ready to make changes in their lives to feel better and move forward. My counseling style is warm and interactive, and I treat everyone I meet with respect, compassion and with a desire to support and empower those who I am called on to help. I am comfortable working with and helping people from all walks of life and from every religion, non-religion, race and socio-economic background. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Sarresa Thorson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Sarresa Thorson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Oklahoma and Texas. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 3 years and involved in the helping community for over 11 years. I graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master in Social Work. I have worked with different populations to include adults, military members, families, teenagers, and adults. My experience includes working with individuals and families with anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, and life transitions. Each counseling relationship is different and we will work together to identify what is important to you and how to improve your current living situation. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, client-centered therapy, strength-based approaches, and solution-focused techniques. I believe that the true work in counseling occurs outside of our time together and it is important that you have an opportunity to practice the concepts we discuss; there will be homework. I look forward to getting to know you while we journey together to meet your needs. Also experienced in: Grief, Communication difficulties in romantic/familial/work relationships , Trauma and abuse, and Parenting issues Clinical approaches: Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Choice Theory, Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing

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Janine Graff

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MEd, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am Janine, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I would very much like you to consider me as your therapist. I have had approximately 20 years’ experience working with individuals, couples, and families across most counselor settings and situations. Our lives often throw us many new challenges, and difficulties that require guidance and support in our best interest. Our lives give us challenging interpersonal relationships, habits, addictions, compulsions, traumas, sexual abuse, intensive anger, Stress, and grief. Many of these problems just seem to linger. I would like to give you my support, training, and experience as a therapist to choose some strategies that will help you arrive where you would like to. My treatment modalities include: Client- Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and at times, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I am also a trained and experienced hypnotherapist, which I will use upon request. I enjoy hiking and spending time with family. I am happy to report I have 13 grandchildren.

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Angela Duncan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,M.Ed.
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Imagine going to an amusement park and seeing all the joy and happiness around you but not being able to enjoy it yourself. You can smell the tantalizing smells and hear the contagious laughter. You long for the freedom to interact with those around you or at least be able to smile and mean it, yet there's something blocking that freedom. What is it? Is it depression? Is it severe anxiety? Is it overwhelming grief? Is it guilt and shame that hangs on you like an old worn out coat? Is it consuming fear that won't allow you to step into who you truly are and keeps you bound behind a frail representation of You. What can you do when your perception is woven with lies, fear, brokenness and pain? Is there a way to break free of your pain, fear, and beliefs that you are nothing more than your behaviors or nothing more than your brokenness? ABSOLUTELY! You have so much to offer and so much to give! It may be underneath some depression, or some anxiety, or some guilt and shame, or possibly some fear but I believe there is HOPE and there is FREEDOM for you! Some of us have went through tremendous pain, some have experienced immense trauma, and some just have feelings that seem to be uncontrollable and we may not even know why. I believe we are in this together and finding someone that we can open up to and relate to can be an incredible healing experience for both people. I use a faith based approach with those that are open to that form of therapy. If you prefer a different modality then I use cognitive behavioral therapy as an approach to counseling. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and beginning a counseling relationship where we can both grow and learn from each other.

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June Ballard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MA LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi and Welcome, The first step in any journey can be the hardest. Congratulations in taking that first step. I am Rose Ballard. I am an US Army Veteran, having served 9 years active duty, as a Tank Turret/Small Arm Weapons Mechanic as well as a Master Fitness Instructor. I graduated from in 2016 John Brown University with a Masters in Family and Marriage Counseling and a Masters in Clinical Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from the State of Oklahoma working in the field for the past 6yrs and certified in Eagala Equine therapy, C-Cert, and motivational interviewing. I am also trained in Family and Marriage Counseling and Play therapy. I have worked in community mental health and in the private sector. I have worked with clients through the life span to include couples or marriage counseling. I have worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders and traumas. I am a solution focused/CBT therapist. I am direct in a positive manner and help the client find the answer they have within themselves.

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Jessica Wells

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma and Kansas with 5 years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have worked in the mental health field in some capacity for 15 years. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I have experience both in an inpatient and outpatient setting, working with clients under all variations of distress. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion. I believe in working together as a team, and I value what you want to gain from this experience. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Stacy Lookout

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
AddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with perinatal/pregnancy related issues, maternal mental health, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with addiction, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Izetta Gibson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sandra Edwards

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a licеnsеd psychotherapist in Oklahoma, with almost two dеcadеs of еxpеriеncе, I am dеdicatеd to supporting individuals on thеir pеrsonal journеy towards improvеd mеntal hеalth and wеll bеing. Through my work, I havе successfully helped individuals navigate a range of challenges, including but not limited to anxiеty, dеprеssion, rеlationship conflicts, workplacе or carееr concеrns, marital discord, trust and intimacy issues, griеf and loss, abusе, and angеr managеmеnt. My approach cеntеrs around crеating a safе and non judgmеntal spacе whеrе individuals fееl comfortablе еxprеssing thеir thoughts and еmotions. I strivе to crеatе a collaborativе, thеrapеutic rеlationship in order to uncover your strеngths, ovеrcomе obstaclеs and dеvеlop еffеctivе coping mеchanisms. Let’s start our work together towards achiеving positivе changе and building you a morе fulfilling futurе!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Blanchard

Finding the best therapist close by in Blanchard can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Blanchard that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Blanchard. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Blanchard, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Blanchard region and in the state of Oklahoma. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Blanchard or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Blanchard area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Blanchard therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Blanchard, elsewhere in McClain, or in the greater state of Oklahoma.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Blanchard area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Blanchard therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Blanchard due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Blanchard may not take health insurance, some in the state of Oklahoma may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Oklahoma you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Blanchard online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Blanchard, Oklahoma working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Blanchard psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Blanchard above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Blanchard helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Blanchard therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Blanchard therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Blanchard?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Blanchard therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Blanchard therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Blanchard therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Blanchard therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OK, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 73010 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Blanchard counselor?

Before seeing your Blanchard therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Blanchard.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Blanchard licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Blanchard counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Blanchard, Oklahoma can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Blanchard has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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