Small towns with economic changes can make a place great, and with the help of a counselor, you can change your life around so that it’s better than ever before.

Muskogee started off as a fur trading place, but it soon grew due to the economic and business decisions of others, and tribes actually helped with the growth of this. It’s a place with native roots, and with the help of a counselor, can grow even bigger than it has ever before with the help that is given.

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Nolan Chojnacki

Offering therapy in OK
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

My name is Nolan Chojnacki and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and I have been working in community mental health for 7 years. My initial experiences have been with working with couples and young adults from 18-25. The past few years I have expanded my experience to adults from 25-35, which is my current primary client demographic as well as clients aged 45-55. The areas of expertise I have addressed in therapy range from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction problems, career challenges, and general stress. My counseling style has been described as warm and empathetic and I've worked to build on those strengths over the years as working as a therapist. I strongly believe in letting my clients know that they will be listened to and not judged when working with me. I want my clients to feel comfortable and understood, because I believe that is when you are able to fully see what changes and differences you are capable of making to improve your life now and beyond our counseling sessions. My theoretical approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, client-focused, and solution-focused models. I always tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes strength to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and those strengths that you possess are what I plan on highlighting for you, while also assisting you in finding other talents and passions that make you feel complete and worthwhile in whatever you hope to achieve. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I really look forward to working with you!

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Juanita Evans

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma with 5 years experience working as a counselor, rehabilitation specialist, and mental health technician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, oppositional defiance, anger management, coping skills, self harming, sexual abuse, peer relationships, and ADHD. My therapy style is empathetic, warm, and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive therapy. Our sessions will be tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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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Debbie Harris

Offering therapy in OK
License: M.S., L.P.C.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience

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

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Angela Duncan

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC,M.Ed.
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

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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Kelly Dudark

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 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 6 years of professional work experience. I enjoy and excel most working with clients from teens up to age 40 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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Christy Stinton

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of issues, including infertility, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, career challenges, and life changes. I have also helped people with parenting, attachment and divorce related issues. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and 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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Victoria Rutledge

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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!

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Gloria Tucker

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

I have dedicated 10+ years of study in the field of psychological counseling, and I'm actively improving by using the latest and most effective and up-to-date evidence-based methods to provide sufficient services for all kinds of mental health needs. I have a strong motivation to work with and help people of all backgrounds develop coping skills for all types of issues. As people go through different stages of life, adjustments in their busy lives may become a burden, and treatment can come in the form of therapy. As I've worked over the years using interventions such as CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Centered Person, I've fostered ways of improving the lives of people who experience depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), PTSD, and suicidal feelings.

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Jamie Crow

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a variety of issues, including stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Donald "Joe" Hupp

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in over 10 States with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How to find counseling in Muskogee

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee, 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 74403 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee, 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.

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

74401, 74402, 74403

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