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Mary Beth Ritchie

Offering therapy in OK
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I believe therapy can be a helpful and positive experience for you! I am here to guide you on this journey. We will work together toward alleviating symptoms, improving relationships, and reaching your life goals. We will create a safe space where we will be able to communicate openly and honestly. I am nonjudgmental, compassionate, fun, and genuine. I've been a licensed therapist since 1994, so I have experience with a wide variety of issues. I use various methods and techniques, and I tailor these to meet the needs of each individual. I love being a therapist because each journey is unique! I do provide some live sessions, but I rely heavily on the asynchronous messaging. I’ve found that this mode offers time for the client and the therapist to process information throughout the communication. This can be very helpful in the process of therapy. I’d love to work with you if it sounds like we’d be a good fit!

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Theresa Yu

Offering therapy in OK
License: MS,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
6 years of experience

Hello. I am Theresa “Terri” Yu, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma and Colorado. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a member of CSI Counseling Honor Society. I received my Bachelor’s in Applied Ministries: Foreign Missions Emphasis from Oklahoma Baptist University, my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling Education and Supervision. My counseling approach is to style therapy on what will work for you best and providing a safe, judgment free space. I use an eclectic approach to therapy and address your needs by using various traditional approaches including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, and Rapid Resolution Therapy. My therapeutic in style involves helping you to achieve insight and strategies and tools that you can use to begin to make immediate positive changes in your life. I will be there to help guide you, encourage you, and possibly even challenge you, to overcome obstacles to stand in your way. My experience includes providing online telehealth, home-based & office-based counseling services with children, teens, and families with history of trauma/abuse/neglect, complex developmental trauma, special needs, Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s, oppositional defiant disorder, and other behavioral problems/issues. I also work with adults, couples and families for a variety of issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship problems and coping with life changes. I have worked in several fields including as a social worker, foster/adoptive specialist for child protective services, Elem. School Special Education paraprofessional, pre-k teacher, and behavioral health rehabilitation/case manager. I am a mother to 4 girls, ages 25, 23, 19, 14 & have guardianship of 1 boy age 17. I also host and place foreign exchange student in the community and love to learn about their different cultures. I am also an avid pet lover with 4 dogs and two cats. Two of my dogs are currently training to be therapy dogs. I look forward to meeting with you and working together to develop a plan to helping you live your most authentic live. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like to talk more. I understand that finding the right therapist can take time, so it’s OK to try this out and see if it’s a good fit for you. Overall I value honesty and want you to feel empowered to do what’s best for you.

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Dr. Bobbie Warren

Offering therapy in OK
License: PsyD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
13 years of experience

Greetings! I am elated that you have found your way to my profile. This is an exciting time for you, and I applaud you for taking the first step (of many) in seeking the support that is needed to allow your journey to begin. You are stronger than most, because you have made a decision to get help, and I would be grateful to help you get to your goal. Let me introduce myself, and what I can offer in order to support you to the fullest. I am a career minded person, that believes that everyone has the uncanny ability to be better today then they were yesterday, and more room to improve themselves tomorrow. I love to laugh, and I love to be real with people. I have dedicated my career to the counseling field since 2001, and can openly say I have not one regret for the career path I chose – I often think that counseling chose me! I have a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Adams State University (2009) and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Counseling, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from University of the Rockies (2013). I currently hold a license in Colorado as well as in Oklahoma as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been steadily refining my counseling skills in a multitude of settings since 2001. My experience draws from dedicating 12 years of counseling at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, while also working with active military, veterans, and their families. My most current professional clinical settings have been working within the Oklahoma and Colorado prison systems, as well as with the juvenile detention centers. I currently hold the position of Clinical Director, and this position gives me great pleasure as I have the opportunity to work directly with clients, as well as have the opportunity to help other counselors grow professionally and hone their skills. I have a great passion for supporting others and helping them build themselves up, in order to make positive life choices, and reflect a pay-it-forward attitude. I have had the pleasure of helping individuals on their journey heal from past abuse, discover their self-esteem, and grow to discover that they do have the confidence to live their lives fully. My therapeutic style is truly eclectic, and adjusts to meet the needs of the person requesting support. I truly subscribe to the ideology that one size does NOT fit all. And this is the beauty of being you, you are an individual and your sessions will be just as individualized as you are. To give a glimpse of what a session would look like, and to add some structure, I utilize a strength-based approach, closely followed by the Rogerian Therapy methodology, more commonly referred to as client-centered. You know you best, and I want for you to be comfortable in teaching me all that there is to know about you, so that we can help you reach your goals. I will be there to guide you, encourage you, possibly even challenge you if I feel you are unknowingly allowing obstacles to stand in your way. If this kind of therapeutic relationship sounds like it could work for you, then I welcome the opportunity, with open arms and an open mind, to join you on your journey of awakening, healing, and self-discovery. I hope to work with you soon! Bobbie Warren, PsyD, LPC

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Shawna Morris

Offering therapy in OK
License: MS, LPC
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

Hello & welcome to my page. My name is Shawna Morris, I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oklahoma since 2016. I hold a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, and I have 24 years of work related experience in behavioral health and substance abuse services, with a profound commitment to mental health and well-being. I bring compassion and empathy to every counseling session, and I treat this work as a sacred privilege. As a licensed professional, I adhere to the highest ethical standards, ensuring confidentiality and respect for every individual as they embark on a path to healing and self-discovery, where compassionate guidance meets professional expertise. I believe in creating a safe space for individuals. One that is nonjudgemental and objective, where they can explore their own unique challenges by engaging in evidence-based practices with tailored counseling approaches to meet their specific needs. This aids in fostering a collaborative and empowering therapeutic journey. My therapeutic approach consists of different modalities and techniques with an emphasis on integrating the mind, body and soul, utilizing techniques from transpersonal psychotherapy. I also believe creativity to be a powerful component in the therapeutic healing process, and I like to combine art therapy with other reliable and evidence-based methods, including client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, emotion focused therapy, and utilizing the techniques from the dialectical behavioral therapy model, such as mindfulness and emotion regulation. I have listed below the main problematic issues I have specialized in, whereby having the most experience in these specific areas as I have worked with clients. • Self-esteem issues related to low self-confidence and lack of self-awareness • Codependency • Stress & anxiety related issues • Depression • Adult issues related to childhood trauma • Family conflict, issues related to interpersonal relationships • Divorce/separation • Grief, loss, and issues related to secondary losses and how to cope with life changes

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Kathryn Roesler

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Suzie Braddock

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Penny Britton

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger management
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, coping, addictions, couples therapy & trauma. I also have experience working with anger management. 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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Alisha Drain

Offering therapy in OK
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi, I am so glad you are here! My name is Alisha, I am licensed in Oklahoma with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem/confidence, trauma, grief, depression, & general life stress. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I have a passion for helping others make the most out of life and strive rather than just survive! Education History: I began my behavioral health career in 2015 as a behavioral health case manager. At that time, I was also a grad student in pursuit of my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduated with my Masters' degree in 2017 and began work as a counselor in 2018. I have experience working with all ages, (age 3 to elder) in an outpatient community health setting. I also have extensive experience in working with children, as I am also a certified school counselor. I absolutely love my job! I enjoy helping individuals, couples, and families conquer their goals towards living a happy healthy life. I hope to be able to do the same for you! I like to keep my counseling style genuine, positive, and authentic because I want you to feel comfortable during this process while providing the support you need. I consider my therapeutic approach to be eclectic, meaning, I like to pull from various counseling theories. Such as, solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based while drawing heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and family methods. I know and understand that this process can be difficult to begin, so kudos to you for taking the time to learn more about me and how I can better help you. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you through life! - Alisha

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Jonathan Wales

Offering therapy in OK
AddictionsLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemCoaching
3 years of experience

Jonathan graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2020 with a Bachelors in Social Work and a minor in Sociology. He then went on to the University of Oklahoma where he completed a Masters in Social Work in 2021. He is an LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, from the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers. Jonathan has a history of working with inpatient psychiatric care, drug court, child welfare/TANF, families, couples, crisis intervention, teens, and individuals. Jonathan utilizes a strengths based approach and employs CBT and person centered techniques. Specialty Areas Include: Adjustment Substance/Alcohol Use Gender Affirming/LGBTQIA+ Anxiety Anger Management Self-Esteem Trauma/PTSD

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Sarah Bedinghaus

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with nearly 10 years of professional work experience. I hold a Master’s in Christian Counseling from Oral Roberts University. My expertise is providing counseling equipped by the Bible, empowered through prayer, and led by the Holy Spirit. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, confidence and depression, relationship issues, and motivation. I have worked with all ages from children to adults including individuals, couples and families. It takes courage to step out of your comfort zone of the default ways of thinking, acting, and being and to seek out a more fulfilling life of freedom and change. I am here, and honored, to support and empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Ringling

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ringling 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 Ringling 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 Ringling 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 Ringling, 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 Ringling 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 Ringling 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 Ringling 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 Ringling 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 Ringling 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 73456 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 Ringling 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 Ringling 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 Ringling, 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.

Ringling 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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