There is more than one way to get person-centered quality care from a therapist in Norman, OK. You can choose a local independent practice to attend in-person sessions or use an online therapy platform like BetterHelp. The mental health professionals at BetterHelp can help you develop the coping skills you need to maintain good mental health.

A skilled therapist can help you navigate life's challenges as well as work toward managing the symptoms of various mental health conditions, like post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, addictive behaviors, and more. 

If you’re looking for mental health services to help you manage women’s issues, overcome past experiences, or work through feelings of shame, schedule an appointment with a Norman-based therapist below.

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Gerald Winter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
33 years of experience as a mental health therapist

The information below is my introduction to you, to let you know a little more about me and how I approach counseling. Hi, my name is Jerry, I have over 30 years counseling experience in the mental health field, I specialize in working with adults who have problems with depression and anxiety and general everyday life concerns and PTSD. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oklahoma. I believe that counseling is a process that helps you become the person you want to be, not by giving advice but by working together to help you solve your concerns. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my preferred choice of treatment. CBT for shorts offers a variety of tools that be can be used to speed up your progress. I usually recommend a book called "Understanding, subtitled, Finding Peace and Serenity in Life and Relationships, this is to help you better understand the principles of CBT If you would like to check this book out it can be found on Amazon.com, it is a very old book but a good book. Please let me know at anytime if you have any questions or concerns about this or anything else. FYI - Symptoms of depression include: feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness, angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters, loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports, sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much, tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort, reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain, anxiety, agitation or restlessness, slowed thinking, speaking or body movements, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame, trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things, frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide. Symptoms of anxiety include: common anxiety signs and symptoms include: feeling nervous, restless or tense, having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom, having an increased heart rate, breathing rapidly, experiencing, having difficulty controlling worry, having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety. I also work with trauma victims who suffer from symptoms of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event - either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD. Symptoms can include all of the following: Symptoms of negative changes in thinking and mood may include: negative thoughts about yourself, other people or the world, hopelessness about the future. Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event, difficulty maintaining close relationships, feeling detached from family and friend, lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed, difficulty experiencing positive emotions, feeling emotionally numb. Changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms of changes in physical and emotional reactions (also called arousal symptoms) may include: being easily startled or frightened, always being on guard for danger, self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior and overwhelming guilt or shame. Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function. Symptoms can include, Avoidance Symptoms of avoidance may include: trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event, avoiding places, activities or people that remind you of the traumatic even. I use a thoroughly researched and proven method of therapy for PTSD that is called Written Exposure Therapy or WET for short. WET can be completed in as little as 5 sessions but may require more session for some people. If you have any of these symptoms and you want to get better faster, WET is one of the recommend treatment methods. I believe that it is a relationship between two people. It takes courage to seek a more happy and fulfilling life to take the first steps to change. Counseling is about making changes that you want to make. If you are interested in a person that cares about your needs, is respectful and will listen to your needs then I am the counselor that can help you. I look forward to meeting and working with you. I find some people like to chat, some like to do phone calls and some people like to do video sessions. In order to better understand your needs, could you please let me know how you would like to proceed. If you would like to schedule a session, please check my calendar and pick an available time slot that works for you, if nothing is available that works for you, let me know as I am flexible will do my best to meet your needs. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to meeting you soon. Some people like to start off with just chatting others feel more comfortable using the phone or video sessions. I just wanted to let you know, that I will never judge you and that I am here for your needs only, please let me know how I can assist you. When you do decide to take the next step, the following are instructions to help you have a better session. Here is some useful information. When you come online for your video or phone session and or chat, I will see you and initiate the call all you have to do is to accept it. Better help states that the videos and phone calls work best with Google Chrome, please do a video test before your session to make sure your video and microphone are working correctly. It should be in the help section. If you have any questions just send me a message. This is to ensure a problem free and productive session for you. FYI, chats can either be completed on your page, and I have 24 hours to respond to each message or you can actually schedule a chat session, just like you would a phone or video session. Other important information, one important piece of information about this website, I am required to respond to any of your messages within 24 hours, except for weekends and holiday, but as you can see I am also up early in the morning as that is when I tend to answer my messages. Sometimes if it is early and not busy I even answer messages on weekends and sometime on holidays. I also wanted to let you know that I do schedule some evening sessions, I schedule them Monday through Wednesday. I do not put them on my calendar as I want to save them for people who need them. I currently have open session on Monday through Wednesday at 5:30 and 6:30 EST. Please let me know if you need one of these early evening sessions. Please let me know also what kind of session you would like, either chat, phone of video and I will be happy to schedule it for you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Sarresa Thorson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Sarresa Thorson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Oklahoma and Texas. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 3 years and involved in the helping community for over 11 years. I graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master in Social Work. I have worked with different populations to include adults, military members, families, teenagers, and adults. My experience includes working with individuals and families with anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, and life transitions. Each counseling relationship is different and we will work together to identify what is important to you and how to improve your current living situation. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, client-centered therapy, strength-based approaches, and solution-focused techniques. I believe that the true work in counseling occurs outside of our time together and it is important that you have an opportunity to practice the concepts we discuss; there will be homework. I look forward to getting to know you while we journey together to meet your needs. Also experienced in: Grief, Communication difficulties in romantic/familial/work relationships , Trauma and abuse, and Parenting issues Clinical approaches: Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Choice Theory, Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing

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Robert Skuy

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

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

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Anita Novey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

The human spirit is more powerful than any drug, and it is that we need to nurture. Lives get off track for many reason, but they can get back on track. I am honored to help. For the last 30 years, I was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Since 1998, I served as a Drug Treatment Specialist, working with adult male offenders with substance use disorders. The previous 7 years, I was employed in Human Resources and unit management. I left that job due to mandatory retirement. I loved the work because I found it meaningful. Even though the primary focus was a cognitive-behavioral approach to addiction, I counseled our clients regarding grief and loss and relationship issues of all kinds. I enjoyed working with people who had forgotten their own potential and watching them grow and take control of the rest of their lives. EDUCATION Master of Arts in Personnel and Organizational Psychology in 1992, from the University of Central Oklahoma (formerly Central State University) in Edmond, Oklahoma. Bachelor of Business Administration in 1988, from Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Vanessa Brown

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker psychotherapist licensed in Oklahoma with over 5 years of experience in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disordered, OCD, ADHD & end of life. I also helped individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional traumas. My therapy style is client directed, empathy based and engaging. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan 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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Lakawthra Cox

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years of professional work experience, a previous Certified Canadian Counselor for 7 years, and a National Certified Counselor for the US. I have experience in helping clients (adults, teens, and children) with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. On a more personal note, I grew up in Europe (Germany, Belgium, Italy, and England). I am a military veteran and have helped people from all walks of life, so to speak. I have hosted international high school and college students, alike, from South Korea, The Philippines, Germany, Holland, Slovenia, Rwanda, India, and Columbia. I consider myself culturally empathetic and compassionate. I have worked to people from all different religious faiths including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism. I enjoy helping others.

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Terrill (Terry) Watson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. 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.

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Samayra Tavakoli

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Pamela Looney, MS

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

HELLO THERE! I’m Pamela Looney, a Licensed psychotherapist (LPC). I hold a Master of Science in clinical mental health and have extensive psychotherapy and behavioral health rehabilitation experience in the outpatient clinical setting (mental health assessment and clinical diagnosis, treatment plan development, skills training / psychoeducation services, and psychotherapy counseling in the treatment of both, clinical mental health disorders and short term / situational life stress) Being a therapist is more than just a career for me. My work in mental health with regard to mental health treatment, raising awareness / erasing stigma, educating others, staying up-to-date on the latest scientific research, utilizing new findings in the field of interpersonal neurobiology & relational neuroscience in my therapy practices, and empowering the clients I work with to take charge of their wellness and mental health, are things I am truly PASSIONATE about…….. I am committed to helping my clients therapeutically, not just in their current situation, but also in equipping my clients with resources, knowledge, skills and tools they can utilize throughout their life for sustainable long-term wellness. I always say that: “MY JOB IS TO WORK MYSELF OUT OF A JOB”….….. I strive to do this by utilizing scientifically research backed, evidence based therapeutic approaches with the incorporation / application of the science of interpersonal neurobiology as well as holistic, strengths based, and spiritual aspects of wellness, in a treatment plan tailored to meet the specific needs of each client I work with, for the best possible short-term AND long-term positive outcomes. (Note: I work hard for my clients, so expect them to work hard for themselves as well……. In addition to scheduled therapy sessions, I also utilize journal work, psychoeducation, and therapy homework / worksheets that I assign to my clients to work on between sessions to get the most efficient and effective progress in their therapy) Some of the primary areas I work in and am most knowledgeable and passionate about, include: stress and anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, etc) - Trauma (PTSD, childhood trauma, complex trauma & attachment trauma) - depression (including suicidal ideation and self-harm) - parenting & family issues (parent / child conflict, family communication, attachment work, foster / adoptive parent psychoeducation, and parent education in child development / neurodevelopment, interpersonal neurobiology, relational neuroscience and more).—————————————————————————————————————- Taking the first sep in seeking help and entering therapy often takes a lot of courage, especially for those that are completely new to therapy….. I am here to help and will do everything I can to make these first beginning steps and the ongoing therapeutic process as effective, transparent, and smooth as possible - I work with my clients to create an open, safe, collaborative and comfortable therapeutic relationship and setting where thoughts, feelings, and questions can always be shared without fear of judgement. ———————————————————-——————————————————- “THERE IS ALWAYS LIGHT, IF ONLY WE ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SEE IT, IF ONLY WE ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE IT” -Amanda Gorman —————————————————————————————————————— EXPERIENCE: Psychotherapist (Licensed Professional Counselor) • 6 years Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist • 4 years

How to find a therapist for counseling in Norman

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Norman, 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 Norman 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 Norman 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 Norman 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 Norman 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 Norman 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 Norman?

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

Norman 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 Norman 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 Norman 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 73026 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 Norman counselor?

Before seeing your Norman 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 Norman.

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 Norman 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 Norman 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 Norman, 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.

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

73019, 73026, 73068, 73069, 73070, 73071, 73072, 74857

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