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Angela Jackson

Offering therapy in OK
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a super geeky counselor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Counseling is my career because I love collaborating with my clients while they improve their daily lives and find their peace. The focus in my sessions is using positive psychology, specifically solution focused methods. No matter the current situation, we can work together to find bright spots of success to build on. We will work together to get around those roadblocks to success and find a better path. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa and certifications as a Licensed Professional Counselor and School Counselor in the state of Oklahoma. I also have a sizable collection of Doctor Who and Star Wars swag.

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Kimberly Hawkins

Offering therapy in OK
License: MAMFT,LPC,RPT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma with 10 years of experience working as a therapist for individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and adjustment issues. I also helped many individuals whose trauma experiences impact their ability to have healthy relationships with family and friends. I received my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. I am a Registered Play Therapist and I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Theraplay (attachment therapy for families), and Adoption Competency. My counseling style is accepting and interactive. I believe that you are the expert of your own life experience, so I don't offer "one size fits all" advice. My feedback will be tailored to your unique situation. My approach is client-centered with a blend of positive psychology, psychodynamic and family systems counseling. I value the contribution neuroscience has made to the field of counseling, and I enjoy helping people understand why their brain works the way it does (and how to change it!). I use EMDR to assist with enhancing coping skills and processing difficult memories. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Constance Akonumbo

Offering therapy in OK
License: M.A., M.S., LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
5 years of experience

Greetings My name is Constance. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for 3 years and, I am pleased to say I Really Love this work. I thank GOD for this opportunity, it has been both personally and professionally rewarding! Over the years, I have taken a nontraditional career path, from the field of Education, precisely teaching, Nursing, and now Counseling. Equipped with these skills, knowledge and clinical expertise, I feel confident and prepared to help others in developing and achieving their life-long wellness. My approach to counseling is warm and interactive. I am a firm believer in human dignity. Therefore, I view the therapeutic alliance as a partnership, requiring mutual trust, respect, honesty, communication, and commitment to do the work. I also believe that the changes we need in our lives will only come when we make a conscious decision to do so. My therapy style and approach draws influence from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Existential Therapy, Reality Therapy, Gestalt, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy. Above all, I strongly believe in Devine Healing Power. Finally I must say this; it takes courage to be able to identify a problem or problems in your life, and taking steps to seek assistance to move you forward to be the person you want to be. I believe you have the abilities and strengths in you, and all you need is coaching and guidance to help you harness them together to achieve life goals. It is an honor to be considered a potential partner on your journey. God Bless.

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June Ballard

Offering therapy in OK
License: MA LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

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

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Lavon Clark

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma. I have 6 years of clinical experience demonstrating a strong commitment to serving children, adolescents, adults, and families in mental health and educational settings by assisting clients with navigating mental health, medical, educational, and social settings to proactively address their plans of care to improve their overall health and well being. My experience includes working with clients with ADHD, anger, anxiety, attachment disorders, bi-polar disorder, depression, emotion regulation, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and family conflict. My passion is working with children, adolescents, adults and families to help them overcome obstacles that interfere with their mental health and fulfilling their goals in life. I have worked in the helping profession for over 40 years as a licensed child care provider, licensed therapeutic foster parent for teen female youth, paraprofessional working with children with special needs and mental health aide working with adults with special needs. I have worked in the mental health field as a licensed master social worker and licensed clinical social worker for the past 6 years and continue to do so specializing in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have had the privilege of working in the helping profession my entire career which gives me insight to helping others with mental health and life challenges. My education includes an Associate of General Studies specializing in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and a Master of Science in Social Work. I utilize the PIE (Person-In-Environment) approach to focus on what is most important to the client while incorporating evidence based practices. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and Motivation Interviewing as clinical approaches to best serve clients. You are the expert in knowing what you need and I am here to help you identify and process areas in your life that you want to change. It takes courage and strength to take the first step towards change and the life you envision for yourself and I am here to help you succeed. I am looking forward to meeting you and building a strong compassionate working relationship to help you reach your goals and be successful in all that life has to offer you.

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Rachel Roberts

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience

Sometimes we need a little extra help navigating life. That is okay. Asking for help is brave and there is no reason to go through it alone. I am trained to help. I am licensed in Oklahoma, with 14 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting struggles, and more. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am here to support and empower you in reaching your goals.

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Dr. John Swyers

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Renee Todd

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, anxiety and depression. I specialize in clients who have a trauma narrative, and believe that we are never broken, and that we are merely doing the best we can with what we have to work with. 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. A quote that resonates with me is: YES, HURT PEOPLE MIGHT HURT OTHERS. BUT FORTUNATELY, FREE PEOPLE FREE OTHERS. SAFE PEOPLE SHELTER OTHERS. ENLIGHTENED PEOPLE ILLUMINATE OTHERS.

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Billi Rigby

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

As a licensed mental health professional in Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah with five years of experience, I have helped numerous clients with various issues. My areas of expertise include stress and anxiety management, improving motivation, self-esteem and confidence, addressing career difficulties, and treating depression. A particular passion of mine is assisting those experiencing caregiver stress or burnout. I work hard to create a space where you feel comfortable opening up without any fear of judgment. Taking that first step to sign up for therapy is no small thing - it takes real courage. But you've done it! I'm so proud of you for taking action to improve your well-being. Together, we'll build an environment of trust and care. You'll be able to share your deepest thoughts and feelings while knowing you have my full support. With my experience and your dedication to growth, we can make real progress. Your happiness and health are within reach - let's get started on your journey to feeling better! Don't hesitate to reach out, I'm here for you!

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Darian Gates

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I have experience with working with children and teens as well as families and adults. 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!

How to find 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 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 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. 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 Leon 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 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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

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:

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?

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 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 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 73441 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 Leon 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 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 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 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?

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.

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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