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Amanda Christian

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Amanda Christian and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Field Traumatologist. I have seven years experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. I specialize in stress response, trauma, addiction, anxiety, and social skills building. It is my pleasure to assist you as you make your way toward a healthier life. I use a wide variety of skills, techniques, and interventions in therapy. I believe that healing comes from authentic connection, so I am deeply committed to strengthening the therapeutic relationship. I listen without judgment and provide interventions based on the strengths, needs, and goals of each individual served. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Compassion Fatigue Educator, and Compassion Fatigue Therapist. I enjoy helping people find healing, connection, and practical strategies to resolve problems in their lives. Together, we will find your personal path to recovery so that you can live a joy-filled life. It is a journey that begins with the courage to ask for help, so thank you for taking the first step!

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Reeva Mutch

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

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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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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Cecilia Zinnikas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
33 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma and Montana, with 32 years of professional work experience. I have a nickname of the velvet hammer….I speak truth with compassion, encourage authenticity and share earthy and at time humorous insights. My approach utilizes DBT, CBT, Somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems and EMDR. I am experienced working specifically with healthcare professionals who may have occupational licensure concerns; eating disordered clients; clients navigating young adulthood; clients healing from trauma and adults healing from chaotic childhood environments. 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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Jane Mata

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, & bipolar disorder. 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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Brandie Brazell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma who uses She/Her pronouns. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a range of concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, anger management, behavior management, PTSD/trauma, relationships, ADHD, parenting, and sexuality. I work from a culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ confirming, and trauma-informed stance. I utilize current evidence based practices (EBP), meaning the skills and techniques you will learn are backed by science. Therapy, for me, is about developing, practicing, and/or enhancing skills in order to live a more harmonious life. I plan to meet you where you are and work collaboratively to address each of your individual goals and/or family goals. I am passionate about providing psychoeducation throughout treatment because a lot of grace can come from a place of understanding. It takes strength to seek a more fulfilling life. Once you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support and empower you. I cannot wait to meet you! I typically only see clients between the hours of 5pm and 9pm Monday-Friday.

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Andromeda Maxwell

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

Hey there, my name is Andromeda but I go by Andi. I am licensed in Oklahoma with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & coping with grief and los, depression. I have worked with a wide variety of clients for the past 10 years. Including adults with disorders from schizophrenia to depression, couples therapy, and school based services including family services. 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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Jennifer Howell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
DepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 3 years of professional work experience. 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.

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Mireille Fonsa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, depression , self esteem family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. 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.

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Kimberly Adams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
33 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kansas and Oklahoma with over 30 years of experience in working with all ages and many different issues. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, life changes, divorce, grief and loss, PTSD, Trauma, Autism, LGBTQ, disabilities, Learning disabilities, ADHD, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & depression and other areas. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. This will be a safe place for us to talk and not have to worry about anything else! Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process! I would be happy to meet you and begin helping you navigate any challenges you are facing !!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Leon

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Leon 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 Leon, elsewhere in Love, 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Leon, 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Leon 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.

Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon 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 73441 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 Leon counselor?

Before seeing your Leon 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 Leon.

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 Leon 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 Leon 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 Leon, 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.

Leon 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 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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