About Us

DSC_0011Joel Duncan, MA, NCC, LPC
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Master’s Degree – Counseling
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oklahoma since 2003, and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) since 2001. I obtained a bachelors degree in Theology from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas in 1990. I completed my Master’s Degree in counseling at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1999. I performed my internship at East Carolina University, then supervision at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for four years, providing therapy to college-aged clients for a wide range of presentations, including depression, anger, trauma, sexual identity, substance abuse, academic achievement, career decisions, and psychological concerns.

In 2002 I moved back to my hometown of McAlester, Oklahoma. I worked as Counselor-Spiritual Care Coordinator for Hospice, counseling terminal clients and their families. While there I provided in-home psychological and spiritual support, specializing in grief, coping skills, meaning/purpose evaluation, and life review using cognitive-behavioral interventions. In January 2005, I opened a private practice where I provide confidential counseling, assessment, and referral services to adults and children. In 2013 we expanded to a Mental Health Clinic, adding therapists specializing in couples, family, and group counseling.

Our office is private, quiet, handicap accessible, and provides a relaxed, comfortable environment. We strive daily to provide our patients with care, respect, honesty, integrity and empathy, helping them reach their goals, overcome life’s challenges, and live a happier, more fulfilled life.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Theology – Criswell College, Dallas, TX
Master’s Degree in Counseling – East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC
Ph.D. Candidate – Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Licensing
Licensed Professional Counselor – State of Oklahoma, Department of Health
National Certified Counselor

Associations
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA)
American Association of Christian Counselors (ACCA)
OCA Christian Counselor Division
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
Chi Sigma Iota – Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society

Experience
5 years in ministry
over 20 years in private business
over 15 years in counseling


DSC_0007Lori Roberts, Med, LPC

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Certified School Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

At some point, we all find ourselves struggling to get past a problem, whether that problem is with an important relationship, or a personal emotional challenge. I counsel from a non-judgmental perspective and utilize a client-centered approach. After all, therapy is about YOU! I strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, honesty, and trust with all my clients. My focus is in Couples Counseling, using proven techniques to get relationships back on track. In addition, I work with individuals in crisis and help provide stabilization and restoration during these difficult times. In my treatment of these and other life interfering disorders, I make use of evidence-based practices and techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe in a holistic approach to health and that all components of one’s life are connected.

I have experience treating ADHD, Anxiety, Anger Management, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, Suicidal Ideation and many other emotional issues. My experience also includes working with individuals exposed to trauma, abuse and neglect as well as helping patients prepare for weight loss surgery. One of my strengths is Marriage Counseling to assist in creating healthy marriages and families.

My career includes many years as a teacher of children, adolescents and adults. After leaving the education field I returned to school and completed my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) post-graduate work. I have been married to the same man for almost 30 years and together we have two grown children. After teaching in Houston, TX for two years, we moved back to the great state of Oklahoma where I taught for eighteen more years. During that time I earned a Masters in education under the umbrella of Counseling in 2002 from East Central University in Ada, Ok. In 2008 I returned to ECU and finished the coursework for the LPC program in 2009. I have worked as a Career Guidance Counselor, a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist (BHRS), and now I am a very happy Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My goal in therapy is to help others navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier and safer life. I work with you to help you achieve your goals.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education-Northeastern State University
Master’s Degree in Education/Counseling – East Central University

Licensing
Licensed Professional Counselor – State of Oklahoma, Department of Health

Associations
American Counselor Association (ACA)
Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA)

Experience
21 Years in Education-Currently Certified in Oklahoma
12 Years Experience in Mental Health Field


Chasity Burke, MS, LPC Candidate

I have experience working with children and families, Adults and children with intellectual disabilities and sensory processing disorders, Geriatric clients that are in various stages and types of Dementia, and have had the privilege to help clients with more severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, adults and children struggling with suicidal ideations and self-harming behaviors, homicidal ideations, and visual/auditory hallucinations. I have a background and training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Grief training, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling has given me the opportunity to help clients and families with intellectual disabilities as well as provided me with more insight into physical disabilities and limitations that can have an impact at an emotional level that affects that person and their loved ones. I use evidence based practices in therapy and individualize treatment unique to your needs and cultural, spiritual, religious beliefs. I will meet you where you are and work with you to accomplish your goals.

I knew when I was 14 years old that I wanted to work in the counseling field and always felt God pulling me to help others and that desire and passion only grew as I got older. I have been blessed beyond measure to have had so many unique and amazing people cross my path and I had the privilege and honor to be an active participant in their recovery and journey to find peace and happiness. I have been married to my best friend for the past seven years and we have two beautiful children together. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from East Central University in Ada, OK in 2012 and completed the Master of Science Program through East Central University in 2015 with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. I am currently under supervision to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and have 5 years of experience in the mental health field.

Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Human Services Counseling from East Central University in 2012.
Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling through East Central University in 2015.


Tom Sanders, MA, D.Min, LPC-S

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Master’s Degree – Christian Education
Doctor of Ministry- Executive Leadership
Ordained Minister – Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor

I moved to Oklahoma in 2008 from Denver, Colorado. I have been involved in helping people for my whole career as both a professional as well as a pastoral counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oklahoma. I am also an ordained minister with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

I have worked with people with a wide variety of struggles and problems. For the past several years I have worked with couples using the most effective couples’ therapy practiced today: Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). 90% of the couples who learn to use EFT experience better relationships, and 75% experience significant improvement. I also have a background in working with addictions of all kinds. I was Director of Counseling for Providence Network, a non-profit Christian residential program working with men and women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. I am also a Certified Anger Management Specialist (Level 1) I have also worked
with several different church denominations in providing ministry assessments for those entering ministry, as well as providing counseling for pastors and their families. I have also worked with numerous military couples and families.

As a minister I have been involved for over 40 years in ministry serving in the roles of missionary, pastor and educator. In the early part of my career I worked with youth and their families in Houston Texas. I was the executive director of a statewide (Youth Guidance/Youth for Christ) youth ministry based in Albuquerque New Mexico. I have started churches as well as pastoring established ones. As an educator, I have served as adjunct faculty for several colleges as well as director of an educational training program for non-English speaking ministers.

In my spare time I enjoy movies, drinking good coffee, and reading. My wife (a REAL Okie born in Tulsa) and I will celebrate our 43rd anniversary in just a few months. So as a marriage/couple counselor I have academic training, but I also have a lot of life experience as well! We have one adult daughter.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Speech – Houston Baptist University, Houston Texas
Master’s Degree in Counseling – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Master’s Degree in Christian Education – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Doctor of Ministry- Denver Seminary, Denver Colorado

Licensing
Licensed Professional Counselor- (Supervisor) State of Oklahoma, Department of Health

Associations
Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA)
Oklahoma Counseling Association for Oklahoma Veterans and Families (OCA)
Oklahoma Christian Counseling Association (OCA)

Experience
40 Years in church, para-church, and non-profit ministry
16 Years in mental health field
20 Years higher education


Lacey Parker, LMFT Intern

Everybody has become ill at some point in their life. Life can wear us down physically and emotionally. The mind is apart of the very same physical body that gets worn down and needs some TLC. Your body needs a doctor at some point in life, so it comes as no surprise that your mind will eventually need a doctor too. In this fast paced society where there is little room for personal refuge, we can find ourselves struggling. This does not mean that we are weak, it means we are HUMAN and exactly the way God created us to be. God created us to have a relationship with Him and with one another. There is power in knowing how to utilize a strong support group when times get tough and we can no longer rely on our own resources. My training takes this concept to heart. I want to help utilize that support for you and your family! I am specially trained to empower, motivate, and strengthen individuals, couples, and families. I will work to solidify the bonds that connect you. I recognize that everybody comes from different walks of life and I strive to meet them where they are. After all, YOU are the expert in your own life! This being said, I have experience working specifically with teenagers and kids dealing with grief, behavioral problems, and body image issues. I have worked with many substance abuse clients and have had the privilege to work with families adjusting to life with a down syndrome, autistic, or ADHD child. Since I spend some of my days in Shawnee doing therapy in a college setting, I have spent many hours working with adolescents and the stress and anxiety that accompany college. No matter what your ailment may be, no matter what setting or who is involved, I believe in a collaborative approach in which we work together!

My career up to this point has included working as a cheerleading coach for many years in Choctaw and Owasso. I traveled around during this time to aid other schools such as Henryetta, Shawnee, and Strother to name a few. This ignited my passion for working with adolescents, and it is a passion that grows stronger consistently. I have also worked as a nanny for children with special needs for a number of years in the Norman and Midwest City area. This time of my life gave me invaluable experience in understanding the struggles of families with one of these members. All throughout this time I attended college. First, at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, then transferred to Shawnee, Oklahoma to begin my schooling at Oklahoma Baptist University. After graduating with a bachelors degree in Pre-counseling and a minor in Cultural Anthropology, I decided to pack my bags and head to Lijiang, China for a time as a missionary. I came back and began my graduate degree program at Oklahoma Baptist University as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Education
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Pre-Counseling and minor in Cultural Anthropology
Master of Science candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Recreational Therapy.

Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy – AAMFT
Omicron Delta Kappa honors society


“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

“As a man thinks, he is.”
Proverbs 23:7