This is Karen Foster's avatar and link to their profile

Karen Foster

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

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 20+ years of experience working with children, adults and families. I've worked with those struggling with severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, divorce, LGBT issues, parenting problems and serious and/or life threatening illness. My counseling style is client-focused ; I think it's very important to meet the client where they currently are in their journey and work from that point. I am very genuine in my day to day life and bring that trait to each session with the belief that in doing so, the client will feel more at ease with being honest as issues & challenges are being processed. I believe that everyone deserves respect and compassion as well as the opportunity to have added support when needed. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, client centered and rational-emotive counseling techniques. Your treatment plan and the direction of our sessions will be tailored to meet your individual needs. It's not easy asking for help - especially when life is presenting you with more than your share of challenges. If you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support you. I am accepting both international and Oklahoma clients!

This is Andrea VanGorder's avatar and link to their profile

Andrea VanGorder

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): NCC,LPC-S,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Marital and Family Therapist in Oklahoma. I have worked with individuals, couples and families with a variety of lifestyles including military, civilians, students, and more. My clients have given me the opportunity to work with them on issues including anxiety, chronic pain, stress, life changes, PTSD, family conflict, relationship issues, grief, parenting and ADHD. My approach is to collaborate with you. I believe that if I understand you, then I can more helpful to you. I prefer not to judge what is right or wrong. Instead, I prefer to focus on what is helpful or not helpful. I am looking forward to learning about your strengths. I have trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, CBT for Chronic Pain, EMDR, Yoga, Trauma Focused Yoga, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and more. My goal to work with you to find the approaches that will suit your needs. Therapy takes courage. You have already taken the first step to reach out for help. The first step is always the most difficult. If you are motivated to continue the journey, I would love the opportunity to empower and support you in your journey.

This is Gayle DuBois's avatar and link to their profile

Gayle DuBois

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MHR,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a counselor in private practice in Oklahoma. I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 20 years. I have worked with a wide range of concerns: anxiety, depression, self-injury, and eating disorders, just to name a few. My approach is based on choice theory and solution-focused theory. I like to focus on how to achieve goals and work toward them diligently. Change is always difficult, but by choosing to seek help, I believe everyone can improve their life.

This is Christi Jones's avatar and link to their profile

Christi Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

You are an important and valuable person who is worthy of help and support! Life really can present some situations which are discouraging or seem hopeless. Thoughts and emotions can be complicated and overwhelming. No matter what challenges you are facing you do not have to walk alone. It is my privilege to accept you where you are and join you on your journey. You and I can create a safe place for you to be yourself and tell your story without fear of judgment. While we work at your pace, I can help you find and use your strengths to solve problems and offer some practical tools to overcome obstacles. I am here to guide you through what is holding you back so you can create the life you want and experience it to the fullest. As a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with more than 20 years of experience. I enjoy working with people of all ages and I have experience in many areas including Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Abuse, PTSD, Family Conflict, Low Self-Esteem, Grief and Loss, Parenting, Ineffective Boundaries, Anger Management, and Stress Management. I believe you have the expert knowledge about your life and you get to decide the direction you want therapy to go as well as how deep you want to dive into your experiences and feelings. My integrative approach to therapy incorporates techniques which will work best with your particular challenges and comfort level. I can assist you in focused solutions, exploring the way thoughts and beliefs can contribute to negative feelings and behaviors or identifying themes in your life story and finding ways to “write” new chapters with positive outcomes. You do not have to have a devastating or serious life challenge to benefit from counseling. You may just need a little extra support when feeling stressed, isolated or lonely. Whatever the reason you were brave enough to reach out please know that we can collaborate and build a relationship based on trust and respect so that your needs can be met. Let’s take the next step together… I look forward to meeting you!

This is Debbie Harris's avatar and link to their profile

Debbie Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): M.S., L.P.C.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Debbie Harris is Co-Owner of New Creation Counseling Center and currently provides direct patient therapy. Debbie began pursuing a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor her Sophomore year of college after she felt the call of God on her life while working for a Christian sports camp. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counseling at Southwest Baptist University and furthered her education at John Brown University where she earned a Masters Degree in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. She co-founded New Creation Counseling Center in 2001. This agency provided therapy to many abused children and their families across the four-state region of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The agency worked closely with children’s advocacy groups that provided hope, help and healing to those children victimized by abuse. She has an extensive background in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and other various disorders. In 2012, Debbie received her certification in Equine Therapy with OK Corral. In 2021 Debbie started working with a local school system do special needs testing and to provide therapy to children within their school system. She and is currently working with many young women who have been victims of sex trafficking. She is blessed to be able to continue her ministry of helping people. It is her heart to make a difference in the lives of hurting individuals and families.

This is Eric Harden's avatar and link to their profile

Eric Harden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LADC/MH
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and am also Licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, both in Oklahoma. I hav worked with a wide range of folks, ranging from family systems/communication and trust problems, to working thorough past trauma issues, to recovery from addiction and harm reduction therapy, to family/relational counseling. I have a passion for connecting with and helping folks move through difficult places and into the life they want. I have been I the field since 2005, and have been fully licensed as a mental health and substance abuse professional since 2011.

This is Ricky  Huggins's avatar and link to their profile

Ricky Huggins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LADC-MH,CS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an Oklahoma licensed professional counselor and I hold a second license in clinical mental health counseling with emphasis in substance use and addictions counseling.I hold an MBA credential and have nine years of adjunct business teaching and consulting experience in hybrid and online contexts. I also hold the ICRC and the NCC credential, and I am a board certified clinical supervisor. As a Methodist Elder in the Oklahoma conference I have over twenty years of experience in pastoral counseling and group counseling. I love to hear clients share of how they plan to make their journey more meaningful.

This is Sally Patton's avatar and link to their profile

Sally Patton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in the state of Oklahoma with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have lived and/or worked in different parts of the country and traveled outside of it as well. I have experience helping clients from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and ages and believe that our human spirits have more in common with each other than our differences may suggest. I have experience working with a variety of issues including but not limited to: stress and anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, family conflict, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming life's challenges. 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.

This is Russell Hinkle's avatar and link to their profile

Russell Hinkle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Tevin Davis's avatar and link to their profile

Tevin Davis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bridge Creek

Finding the best therapist close by in Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek. 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 Bridge Creek, 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek, elsewhere in Grady, 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bridge Creek, 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bridge Creek 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.

Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek counselor?

Before seeing your Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek.

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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek 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 Bridge Creek, 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.

Bridge Creek 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform for Bridge Creek, Oklahoma

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Bridge Creek.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Bridge Creek:

73010, 73089

Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist