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Victoria McDaniel-Tracy

Offering therapy in OK
License: LCSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you. My name is Vickie McDaniel, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oklahoma. I am also a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of South Carolina. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2011. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, eating disorders, relationships/parenting and the grief and loss of people or of their pet. As a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness, self-esteem, positive thinking, and problem solving techniques. Sometimes another person, one who isn't in our immediate circle, can offer a perspective or additional support, that gives us movement on a difficult situation when we feel stuck. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. We all want to be able to share our personal truths and be accepted and understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences with me. Our relationship with our self and others has worth and is useful to explore in counseling. You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with limited availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check with me through messaging first. I look forward to working with you!

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Robert Skuy

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As a LCSW I am licensed to provide family and individual therapy. I have been a licensed therapist for 7 years. Some of my previous jobs have been teacher, working with developmentally disabled adults for 15 yeas. I also have worked for the State of Oklahoma in Adult Protection Services, Developmental Disabilities and Child Welfare. I have worked with individuals and families who have been involved with Child Welfare investigations. Some of my experiences have been working with individuals with depression, anxiety, emotional and physical abuse, relationship issues. My style is warm and non judgmental. I feel labels limit us but my treatment style can be adjusted to your individual needs. I have used Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, DBT and even Play therapy and yes even adults can benefit from this. I attend trainings and even at my age I enjoy learning new treatment types. I have enjoyed recently learning about Mindfulness. Mindfulness is as old as the hills. This philosophy or life style has lead me to be more productive recently. I know how difficult it is to reach out for help. By reaching out you are now prepared to work on the issues which are preventing you from enjoying a more rewarding life. Sometimes you feel better just to have someone who will listen to you without judgement and offer occasional advice to help you deal with conflicts. Now you have reached out I look forward to help develop an individual treatment plan and working with you to overcome the problems that have caused you to reach out. *** Please note I do not provide Christian based therapy and I do not identify as Christian in my spiritual beliefs. I do not provide Christian or spiritual based services that include Bible wisdom and prayer.

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Nick Livingston

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hi, my name is Nick and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 6 years of experience working with adults, teens, and children. My approach to therapy is centered around meeting clients where they are and collaborating with them to discover their strengths and find answers to their questions. I believe that therapy should be a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Therapy Modalities: My focus in therapy is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client-centered treatment modalities. These evidence-based therapies have proven effective in helping clients change their thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors to improve their overall well-being. For parents, I am trained in play therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy. Through these modalities, I teach parents how to connect with their child on a deeper level using play as a bridge. I have experience working with children with ADHD as well as other disorders. Medical Marijuana: I understand that medical marijuana and other medications can have a positive impact on a client's personal growth and positive change. As a non-judgmental counselor, I support clients who are exploring the use of medical marijuana and other medications in coordination with counseling and coping strategies. LGBTQ+ Mission: Oklahoma can be a difficult place, I want clients to know they have an ally in me. We will work to help you feel good about yourself and cope with the stress and anxiety of a hard world around you, Conclusion: Overall, I strive to create a comfortable and collaborative environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with a non-judgmental therapist. If you're looking for an LPC in Oklahoma, I would love to work with you and help you find your own path to successful change.

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Alexi Tumey

Offering therapy in OK
License: MCP LPC,BSW,CM III/BHRS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Professional Counselor Licensed in Oklahoma. I have over 10 years of experience in the health care field. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings with a variety of concerns. A few examples of my experiences are working with clients facing depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, communication issues, parenting challenges, Autism, and ADD/ADHD. I also have experience with self-harm, trauma, and abuse issues. My counseling style is caring, encouraging, open to humor and nonjudgmental. I treat everyone with respect and compassion. I am here to listen, educate, and empower people. I put great focus on building a trusting relationship utilizing HIPPA Compliant Confidentiality. My treatment approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Solution Focused modalities. I believe it is also important to be linked to additional resources that can provide extra care and support. If you are requiring assistance from a professional and ready to make change; I would be thrilled to help empower and support, you to live your best life. I look forward to working with you! Alexi T. LPC

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Lindsey Sanders

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Welcome! I am so glad you are here! If you are here, you are most likely struggling with something in your life. No matter what it is, the most important thing is that know you are not alone. We can walk through this together. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, and grief and loss. A lot of my approach to counseling is to be caring and nonjudgmental, direct, and honest. Life just gets so big sometimes, and we find ourselves in places we never expected. I hope we can walk through whatever you are going through together. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma with over 13 years of experience working as a counselor. I have a B.S. in Psychology from East Central University and an M.Ed. from the University of Oklahoma with 60 graduate hours in Community Counseling with ongoing continuing education as required by the state licensing board. I look forward to meeting you and beginning our walk together towards navigating the issues you are facing and bringing healing to your life. Licensed Professional Counselor (Number 4519) State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (BBHL) 3815 N. Santa Fe, Suite 110 Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Telephone: (405) 522-3697 https://www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth/

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Kelly McGolden (Dudark)

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Shout out to you for already taking steps in working on yourself by looking at therapists! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma and Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I enjoy and excel most working with clients from teens up to age 35 as I love helping with the multiple changes which occur in those years of figuring life out. I can treat symptoms caused by stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I also believe in therapy being enjoyable and fun, so expect some humor and lightheartedness to go along with your therapy treatment. I will always do my best to ensure treatment meets your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michelle Parker

Offering therapy in OK
License: MS,LPC ,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

Hello, my name is Michelle Parker. I have been working in the behavioral health field for 13 years and counting. I am looking forward to assisting you with becoming mentally healthy. I have 2 master degrees in Addiction counseling and Professional counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). The benefits of receiving therapy with me are that you will develop more effective coping skills, heal pains from the past, enhance problem solving abilities, and feel stronger in the face of challenges.

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Dr. Martecia Oates

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! I am Dr. Tecii. I am an LPC based in Oklahoma but also licensed in Florida and Colorado. I have experience in helping clients with life transitions, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, building confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I aim to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I believe I am just a helping hand in your journey. The real work is completed outside the session. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Dr. Andrea Larabee

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Oklahoma. I have over 10 years of professional experience working with adults in private practice and college counseling centers. I have worked with a wide variety of concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and body image. In our work together, I will listen and support you while using my expertise to help you overcome the challenges you are facing. While growth and change can be challenging, I am here to support you in that process. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage.

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Laurie Ormerod

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC-S
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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.

How to find counseling in Kiefer

Finding the best therapist close by in Kiefer 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 Kiefer. 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 Kiefer, 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer, elsewhere in Creek, 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 Kiefer area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer, 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 74041 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer 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 Kiefer, 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.

Kiefer 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 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.

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