The Tulsa Port of Catoosa brought new industry and prosperity to the community. Like life, any port is bound to bring new and exciting changes, as well as some hardships and unexpected turns of events. They say any port in a storm, but sometimes the storms of life leave you no safe haven.

If you are in need of a safe haven and a port of anchor in your life, Catoosa-area counselors can be this support for you. These confidential therapists can help you to cope with the life events, feelings or thoughts that are keeping you from happiness. Contact a counselor today.

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Lora Steen

Offering therapy in OK
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with experience working with adults, teenagers, and children. I have extensive training and experience working with those who have experienced trauma, especially abuse. Whether trauma is recent or from years ago, I have experience in helping clients navigate and make sense of these experiences. I also have experience in help clients with anxiety, depression, and parenting issues. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational-emotive therapy, and narrative therapy. I believe a positive therapeutic relationship is warm and reciprocal, with space for joy and humor! I am happy to adjust our dialog and plan of care to reflect your unique needs, strengths, and cultural preferences. Whether you are feeling hopeless or simply a bit stuck, you have the power to not only survive but thrive. With some tools and support I believe we can get there. Thank you for being brave enough to reach out.

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April McElroy

Offering therapy in OK
License: BA,MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is April McElroy. I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapy practicing in Tulsa, OK. I received my Undergraduate degree in Psychology in the year 2000 from Southern Connecticut State University. I obtained my Master's of Arts Degree in Marital and Family Therapy in 2015 from Southern Nazarene University. I have experience working with severely mentally ill individuals in the residential setting. I also have experience working in the Inpatient setting with individuals struggling with mental illness and substance abuse issues. As a Marital and Family Therapist, my credentials are grounded in a systemic framework which takes into account how your relationships with people, places, and things in your life play a part in what brings you into therapy. Today there are so many things that may contribute toward feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and can cause issues of conflict. Individuals struggling with issues such as finances, physical and emotional disabilities may find themselves in a state of feeling stuck and feeling hopeless. I want to extend my help and hope to you. I will utilize a culturally sensitive and trauma sensitive approach in your treatment so that I can address your specific needs. I also adopt the belief that we are all human and we all experience pain. By not being alone and in isolation, we can work through that pain so that you can begin healing and living the life that you want. My approach is grounded in Rogerian or Person Centered Therapy which utilizes a sense of Unconditional Positive Regard. By adopting a "come as you are" approach, I have an acceptance of all the facets that make up who you are today. Part of my role as a Rogerian therapist is to be present and empathic, and humble so that we can relate to one another on a human level. My education and experience are only a part of the experience..the rest is empowering you to believe in yourself that you can trust yourself to make decisions about your life. I also borrow concepts from Therapies such as Reality Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Inner Child Therapy. I will formulate goals with you that reflect what you are doing right and what you feel you need improvement on. The premise behind acknowledging what you are doing is that. all is not hopeless upon entering have an abundance of support surrounding you, it's. just that negative self worth keeps you from enjoying the environment that is surrounding you. Together we will move forward by addressing specific areas of your life so that you can free up the toxic beliefs and thoughts about the part of you that holds you back and replace those thoughts and beliefs with more present centered positive ones so that you can appreciate your life better. I want to remind you that you have choices. If you choose me to work with you, I will honor and appreciate that choice and my work with you will reflect what your goals are and how you want to live a more fulfilling life.

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Christi Jones

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

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!

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Scotty Hixson

Offering therapy in OK
License: MHR,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hi I'm Scotty, a 40 year old white male in the Southwestern part of America. I'm a father of 3 boys, a friend to many dogs, and I've been married for 18 great years so far. I love movies, comedy, art, podcasts, music, video games and newly into disc golf. How my brain works & my views of therapy: ***Therapy is scary and embarrassing and certainly uncomfortable for a lot of people. We’ve been told only “the crazies” go to therapy or it's for “weak” people. Realistic therapy is identifying and unlearning destructive beliefs/patterns while building coping skills and emotional intelligence to take control of your life. Its like going to the gym. At first you feel like you’ve made the wrong choice, it’s hard, you don’t know if you’re doing it right and want to give up. But you keep trying and then you realize that things are improving and getting easier to manage. ***Therapy is about feeling comfortable and honest. I want you to be comfortable and not feel like you have to act any certain way. The more “you” you can be, the more you will be able to address underlying issues successfully. You can curse, yell, cry, have a smoke, pet your animals (my dogs are gonna make a guest appearance), talk about how you don’t like your mother/kids, or what you really want to say to your jerk boss. Ultimately, therapy should be a place to be uncensored without fear of judgment/embarrassment/retaliation/telling others. I have more “undignified” moments in my life than I can remember so I am not about to judge you. I don’t believe in making you feel worse about what happened in your life. My job is helping you take those situations and repurpose them for motivation to do better, make peace with yourself and stop it from continuing to wreck your life. I believe in using humor when possible and not being uptight at all. I prefer to be honest with you and not beat around the bush. Dealing with heavy emotional and behavioral issues isn't about an always positive attitude. It's about recognizing what changes you need in life and working on realistic ways to address them. At the same time, you need support and someone who will not judge you. Someone to be in your corner during what is most likely one of the harder decisions in your life. * Learn to think rationally, flexibly and be open to change. Most of life is about having a healthy balance. Start asking if ____ is productive or destructive instead of right/wrong or fair/unfair. Realize everything is contradicting, complicated and ever-changing. If you start to think in these ways you will improve your overall happiness, daily stress, self esteem and relationships. * I believe in client centered therapy where you are in control of what you work on in treatment. Nothing is set in stone and we can make changes as needed. We will take small, realistic steps towards your goals at a speed you are comfortable with. I will obviously encourage you to step outside your comfort zone but never throw you in the deep end and never make you discuss anything you don't want to. If you start talking about something and its too much, lets talk about tacos for a minute. Career: I've worked in the counseling field for 13 years in outpatient, inpatient acute care, and residential settings (A.K.A. standard office counseling, mental health hospitals, substance abuse rehabs). I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2010 and my Master's degree in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma in 2015. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2020. I only work in private practice now and I'm working to release an educational Youtube channel, podcasts, website, and books.

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Felicia Manning

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC.,,CADC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Welcome to the beginning- “I’m not telling you it is going to be easy; I’m telling you it’s going to be worth It”. – Anonymous Hello, my name is Felicia Manning I am a licensed therapist and experienced life-coach. I provide a holistic approach to therapeutic services, specializing in depression, anxiety, grief, and all partner relationships including LGBTQIA+. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Utilizing a strength-based approach my focus is to encourage individuality and uniqueness to foster a healthy, happy, peaceful existence. I have extensive training in a range of modalities including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy and Mindful Awareness- meditation. I continue to engage in extending my knowledge and research with emerging trends of therapy. My counseling style is very empathetic and client-centered, focusing on helping others realize their inner strengths, courage and resilience. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. Moreover; I believe my greatest attribute is having compassion for ALL.

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Reeva Mutch

Offering therapy in OK
License: MBS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
7 years of experience

My name is Reeva Mutch, MBS, LPC and I am licensed in the state of Oklahoma where I was born and raised. For 5 years I worked in the settings of clinic, home-based and crisis units providing individual and family therapy for children and adults, as well as crisis intervention for adults and adolescents. I have been working as a Telehealth Therapist since 2021. I believe that working with a professional who is kind and trained to help you through a journey of self awareness and growth, without judgement nor the potential to have their feelings hurt is an amazing opportunity for anyone struggling. My counseling style is warm, respectful and encouraging, listening and providing focus is a strength that I look forward to sharing with you. I know that seeking therapy can be intimidating and I truly appreciate your courage. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy to customize a path to meet your goals. Challenging you to be your best version of yourself and helping you find the reward in being happy and empowered is my ultimate goal. I look forward to joining you during this process.

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Lorri Perez

Offering therapy in OK
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of therapy experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. My style is engaging, calm, and I want to make sure we build a strong rapport. I truly believe the research that says that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is the strongest predictor of the outcome of therapy. I am strengths based, believing that we are each the experts on our lives, we just sometimes need someone to walk along beside us during hard and confusing times. It is a privilege to walk with people in those times and watch them find healing. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Written Exposure Therapy both are evidence based practices to help adults with trauma. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidence based trauma treatment for children. For Depression and Anxiety I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have worked with families of children ages 4-17, children with diagnoses of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD as well as self harm, suicidality behaviors, and attachment issues within the family. I have worked with adults who have childhood and adult trauma as well as self harm and suicidality, as well as life changes such as divorce, marital issues, issues w/ adult children. I have a passion for working with persons in the LGBTQIA community, with a special focus on transgender issues. Coming to therapy, talking to someone you don't know is scary but therapy can truly be a place of comfort and healing. I want to help you find that place.

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Nellie Meashintubby

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma with over 22 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, & anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't support or believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, reality, solution-focused, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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. 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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Shawn Roberts

Offering therapy in OK
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience

Experience in helping clients with various issues such as relationships, family conflict, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, impulse control, career, direction, and numerous other areas. I believe that if we work together, you may improve in finding your way, answering tough questions, channeling your inner strength, gaining an overall better perspective, or dealing with complicated issues of life. I have developed some very effective interventions for behavioral modification, wellness, and grounding. Taking the first step to engage in therapy takes courage, perspective, and the willingness to embrace change. I am so proud of your strength to get this far! Let's do this!

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Amber Cerney

Offering therapy in OK
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, intimacy related issues, & coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Catoosa

Finding the best therapist close by in Catoosa 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Catoosa. 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 Catoosa, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Catoosa or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Catoosa area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Catoosa, elsewhere in Rogers, or in the greater state of Oklahoma.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Catoosa 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 Catoosa 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 Catoosa 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Catoosa, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Catoosa 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 Catoosa helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Catoosa 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:

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 Catoosa 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Catoosa 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 lot of people in OK, providers 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 74015 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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. A Catoosa 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 professional 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 Catoosa, 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.

Catoosa 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?

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

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 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.

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:

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74015, 74116

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