When it comes to finding a therapist, Oklahoma City, OK may be a better bet than many rural areas, but finding the right therapist for your mental health needs can be difficult even in a capital city. Too many people don’t complete the therapeutic process because they haven’t found the practitioner that meets their individual goals and needs. Therapy is a collaborative process, therefore it’s essential that you feel comfortable and confident talking to your counselor. With an online therapy platform like BetterHelp, you can be matched with one of over 30,000 mental health professionals that specialize in everything from family related issues such or family conflict, to eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for traumatic experiences. 

If you don’t feel a strong rapport with your therapist, BetterHelp allows you to switch at no extra cost because healthy communication with your therapist is a key factor for effective therapy. In addition, online therapy is a convenient option for busy parents, college students working on their bachelor’s degree or beyond, and professionals with hectic schedules. Sessions can be worked around your schedule, and with video chat, phone, and messaging options, you can attend from the comfort of your own home or office. 

Whether you’re thinking about seeking therapy as a way to strengthen your family unit, manage stress, treat a mental health condition, or simply to begin a journey toward self-discovery and greater self-awareness, BetterHelp can match you with the professional you need. Therapy in any capacity can lead to improved mental health and well-being, so if you’re thinking about getting started in Oklahoma City, OK, don’t hesitate to take that first step.

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Pamela Frieden

Offering therapy in OK
License: LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Pamela Frieden and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker practicing in Kansas. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 20 years. I graduated from Newman University in 2000 with a Master in Social Work and a Minor in Women's Studies. For six years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Juvenile Offenders and their families to help reduce recidivism rates of teens entering the criminal justice system using the Functional Family Therapy Blueprint model. Since 2006, I have been working as an Independent Therapist in private practice and group practice settings. I would describe my approach as goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Both modalities are hands-on, practical approaches to problem-solving. CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns and or behaviors. The goals are to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind difficult situations, and so change the way they feel. This helps people identify faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and learn better ways of coping with life's full variety of stressors. Difficult and painful times are part of the human experience. I understand seeking help can be a vulnerable step to take. Exploring the healing process or enriching one’s personal growth, first and foremost, requires establishing a trusting and an emotional supportive relationship. Change is not easy, but it is possible. Due to other obligations, evening appointments are very limited.

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Brian Timms

Offering therapy in OK
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi! My name is Brian Timms and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma with over 9 years experience working in the Mental Health field. I began my career working with people living with HIV/AIDS. I provided therapy for folks that were newly diagnosed as well as long term survivors. During my time with Tulsa CARES I worked with folks struggling with coming out, multiple addiction issues, lack of support system and issues relating to sex. I have been doing therapy part time as a Home Based Mental Health Therapist since 2013. I work with folks who are on Soonercare, which is the state of Oklahoma's medicaid program. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career changes, ADHD, and other relationship issues. I consider myself a person centered therapist who is warm and accepting of everyone. I respect others beliefs especially when different than mine. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, no matter what they are going through. I will meet you where you are and allow you to decide how we move forward.

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Joyce Ngouan

Offering therapy in OK
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

My name is Joyce Ngouan, MS, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has had the privilege of providing counseling services to numerous individuals over the past 9 years in Oklahoma. My initial goal is to build trust with you by actively listening with unconditional positive regard, in a non-judgmental and genuine caring manner. Hopefully, this will help you to feel safe and free to share openly your symptoms, thoughts, feelings, and/or story with me. In helping you to achieve your counseling goals, my therapeutic techniques are holistic. I approach therapy by assessing your needs and goals. I may select to use one or more therapeutic techniques, which may include, but not limited to cognitive-behavioral, reality therapy, solution-focused, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, and mindfulness. I have experience helping and assisting individual(s) of all ages in the following areas: I am passionate about helping individuals become the best versions of themselves, and helping them find hope in the person they could become. My goal is to provide a safe place to allow you to work through challenges and promote positive exploration and empowerment of yourself. Taking that first step of seeking counseling can be tough. It's hard to imagine sharing your most intimate experiences, thoughts and challenges with a total stranger. I understand, I've been there. I have a deep level of compassion and a heart to help those who are hurting. My goal is to help you successfully navigate through life's challenging situations, while providing a safe place where you receive gentleness and compassion not pressure or judgment. I offer a personalized approach that is tailored to each client's individual needs. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including the impact of trauma, depression, anxiety or grief/loss. Together, we will focus on problem solving, goal setting, and identifying your strengths to help you live a more fulfilled life.

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Lance Smith

Offering therapy in OK
License: MA, MDiv, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefAnger management
23 years of experience

I am a licensed marital and family therapist in Oklahoma with over 20 years of experience working with youth, individuals, couples, and families. I have provided counseling to clients with various concerns including depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting problems, autism spectrum disorder, anger management, and ADHD. I have also supported couples with premarital and marital counseling. By nature I am a thoughtful and compassionate person. My hope is to create a space where you feel safe, valued, and respected in a way that will allow you to feel comfortable enough to talk about the challenges that have brought you to therapy. Depending on your goals, my counseling approach may combine cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, solution focused, experiential, narrative or family systems counseling. I am here to help you reach your goals and am looking forward to working with you!

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Michelle Smith

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC,LMHC,MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Are you struggling to cope with a new “normal” of life? You're doing the best you can, AND you can do better! I believe everyone has the potential to manifest a life worth living, and I would love to help you take the steps towards making your vision your reality. With over 10 years experience in the mental health field, I have supported countless individuals and families achieve their goals through therapy, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you today. I am formally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and I am also a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider as well. I utilize an eclectic approach to support the unique needs you are coming to services to gain support for. I have worked with clients of all backgrounds from a variety of different age groups, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. I provide a client-centered, non-judgmental approach and will meet you where you are at to help support you in reaching your goals through this uncertain time period. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help. If you are ready to take the next step I look forward to the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective and help you navigate to your true potential!

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Dr. Valerie McGaha

Offering therapy in OK
License: LPC,LMFT,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
21 years of experience

Is stress, anxiety, and depression weighing you down? Are your relationships missing love and joy? Is addiction, trauma, or loss holding you back from a life of joy? Do you find your self-lacking motivation to live your dreams? Are you tired of feeling sad, frustrated, agitated, angry, depressed or anxious. Are you ready for change in your life? My passion is to help you improve your live and reach your goals. I increase awareness and find stuck points and life circumstances that prevent you from living your true self. I help individuals and family members who struggle with addiction and long-term sobriety. Trauma can increase depression, anxiety, and relationship struggles that make it difficult to life your life and to love fully. I will work with you to enhance self compassion, joy, vitality, life, and love. You are unique in ethnicity, religion, cultural background, sexual orientation, ability status, socioeconomic status, and gender identity. I provide a safe and compassionate environment for you to be raw, honest, and open to personal transformations from hurting to healing. Let’s discover the gold in you! My specialized techniques can increase your confidence, decision making, self-discovery, health, and improved life. I provide science-based knowledge and collaborative support to individuals who struggle with mental health and co-occurring disorders associated with depression and anxiety. I have extensive knowledge on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. There is life and joy on the other side of sadness and loneliness. You can discover and enjoy emotional sobriety and internal resources.

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Kelsey Hukill

Offering therapy in OK
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesADHD
3 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of Oklahoma. I have extensive training in treating trauma, using several different techniques. I have experience and enjoy working with individuals, parents, and teenagers. I enjoy providing individual and family therapy to clients that might be experiencing effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting problems, ADHD, and anger management. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. 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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Mark Smalley

Offering therapy in OK
License: LCSW,LADC-MH,CHT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
29 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, a certified Hypnotherapist, certified in EMDR (for trauma), and Acudetox (a type of acupuncture). As an holistic therapist, I believe in recognizing the client as a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritually being. I believe in using all the tools possible to help create change, including diet, meditation, motion, as well as thoughts and emotions . I believe that the human body and mind have a natural desire and ability to seek health and wellbeing. With 30 years of experience, I have worked with people from all walks of life on all manner of issues.

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Esther Adedayo

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jannetta Brass

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am an LCSW licensed in Oklahoma. I have over 3 years of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Oklahoma City

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 73123 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City, 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.

Oklahoma City 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.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out 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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73008, 73012, 73013, 73020, 73049, 73054, 73064, 73078, 73084, 73097, 73099, 73101, 73102, 73103, 73104, 73105, 73106, 73107, 73108, 73109, 73111, 73112, 73113, 73114, 73116, 73117, 73118, 73119, 73120, 73121, 73122, 73123, 73124, 73125, 73126, 73127, 73128, 73129, 73131, 73132, 73134, 73135, 73136, 73137, 73139, 73140, 73141, 73142, 73143, 73144, 73145, 73146, 73147, 73148, 73149, 73150, 73151, 73152, 73153, 73154, 73155, 73156, 73157, 73159, 73162, 73163, 73164, 73165, 73167, 73169, 73170, 73172, 73173, 73178, 73179, 73184, 73189, 73190, 73194, 73195, 73196, 74857

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