Meet Our Team

 

All of our therapists are Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, or Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates. We have been counseling adults and children to overcome life’s challenges for over 20 years with treatments that get results. We use a patient-centered approach that is About YOU, not just psychological theory.

 

Real solutions for real people.

 

These therapists are among the best you can find anywhere. We are very selective about who joins our team, and it shows! Our compassionate, non-judgmental approach also can utilize Your faith as a powerful force for change.

 

Find out more about the Oklahoma Christian Counseling team members.

Joel Duncan

MA, NCC, LPC

Owner and Clinical Director of Oklahoma Christian Counseling, PC

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Board Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Former President of Oklahoma Counseling Association

Tulsa Office

Meet Joel…

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
Board 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

Lori Roberts

Med, LPC

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Certified School Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
State Board Approved LPC Supervisor
Past President of Oklahoma Counseling Association

McAlester Office

Meet Lori…

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
State Board Approved LPC Supervisor

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, NBCCH , RRT Practitioner

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Watch "Meet Chasity"

McAlester Office

Meet Chasity…

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 continued to grow as I got older. I have been blessed beyond measure to have had so many unique and amazing people cross my path and been an active participant in their recovery and journey to attain peace, freedom, and happiness.

I have experience working with children, families, and adults. I have assisted children with intellectual disabilities and sensory processing disorders, geriatric clients that are in various stages 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 as well as experience assisting people that have been fighting addiction.

I have a background and training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Grief training, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and Certification for Rapid Resolution Therapy. Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling has given me the opportunity to assist clients and families with intellectual disabilities as well as provided me with more insight into physical disabilities and limitations that have an impact at an emotional level and can have a profound effect on that individual and their loved ones.

Rapid Resolution Therapy is a beautiful way to assist people in healing painlessly. What I mean by healing painlessly is that with traditional talk therapy the healing process takes several weeks, months, and sometimes years to feel relief from problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and it is often a painful process. RRT is a trauma informed approach that does not re-traumatize the person or require repeated exposure for the person to heal from the effects of the trauma they experienced. People feel immediate relief after just one session!

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.
Master’s Degree – Counseling

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

Emily A Feller

MHR, LPC

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
NBCC National Board Certified Counselor

Tulsa Office

Meet Emily…

Life is tough and extremely complex. When it comes to seeking help, it can be hard to find someone that you can trust and be able to discuss the intense “stuff”. Therapy is a way to gain tools that will help guide you through this life. People come in different shapes and sizes, with so many different experiences and trauma. There isn’t a specific criteria that can define a person to one thing. Therefore, anyone is welcome. Come one, come all.
 
I have worked with adults, kids, families, and couples that have struggled with: coping skills, triggers, family/couple’s complexities, trauma’s/abuse, anxiety/depression, self care/love, ADHD/ ADD, communication issues, setting boundaries, sexual identity, sexual issues, health issues, self harm, suicidal thoughts, behavioral problems, and some addictions.
 
I love being able to sit down with my clients and help them gain the tools they need to have a more successful life. Anything in life can be a challenge, but having knowledge of healthy ways through those challenges is key. Having support and care from others is so important, and I would love to help and guide you through those together!
 
Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – Northeastern State University
Master’s Degree in Human Relations/Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of Oklahoma
 
Licensing
Licensed Professional Counselor – State of Oklahoma, Department of Health
 
Experience
5 Years Experience in Mental Health Field

Kimberly Rice

MS, LPC

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor

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Tulsa Office

Meet Kimberly…

I am at my heart a people-person. Everyone has a story and we all need to be heard. Before I started my career in counseling, I wanted to be a police officer…but God laughed and had other plans for me! I spent 17 years as a domestic and sexual assault advocate, and also provided group therapy to individuals who struggled with abusiveness in their relationships. Because I worked directly with first responders daily, I have seen people at their very lowest, their worst moments of grief, loss and pain.

My strengths and training are in working with people deeply affected by both childhood and adult complex trauma, PTSD, substance abuse and addiction, domestic and sexual violence, as well as anxiety and depression. Based on my background I also have the experience to work with first responders on complex trauma; they see trauma daily but may not have a healthy outlet to process it.

I take a person-centered approach to counseling, and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or Written Exposure Therapy to help bring healing. I believe ultimately God wants you to be your BEST you, and I would be honored to be part of that journey with you.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – Langston University
Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology – Northeastern State University

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

Experience
21 years in Mental Health Field, focus on trauma

Chelsea Brett

MS, LMFT

Master’s Degree – Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Not taking new patients at this time

Meet Chelsea…

I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist after completing my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science and my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma State University. It is an incredible honor and privilege to walk alongside clients as they navigate making sense of their story and the hurt and difficulties they are experiencing.

I work from a systemic, holistic, and client-centered approach, meaning that my goal is to help clients address the root issues keeping them stuck as well as empowering them with the tools to live a healthier, more fulling life.

I have experience working with couples, individuals, and families both in crisis situations and in ordinary difficulties that become unmanageable. I spent many years collaborating with local police, school, and health providers, helping those experiencing severe mental health issues and those in crisis situations. I also have experience working with young adults in a university setting, treating a wide variety of concerns.

My areas of interest include premarital counseling, conflict and communication resolution, depression, anxiety, stress management, issues of self-worth, family of origin dynamics, and issues of spirituality.

My goal is to create a safe place for clients in which they feel accepted, understood, and encouraged. I look forward to walking alongside you in your journey towards growth and healing!

Constance Wells

MS,​LPC

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
NBCC National Board Certified Counselor
Member of Oklahoma Counseling Association

 

Telehealth Only

Meet Constance…

Do you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and at times hopeless? You are not alone; I will walk along side you as you explore and process the difficulties you are facing. I create a safe nonjudgmental space where you can feel “truly” heard and understood.

I offer a client-centered, holistic, and humanistic approach to counseling. I believe in helping clients break free from destructive behaviors and begin to heal the mind, body, and spirit. I do not believe that a person needs repair rather focusing on helping the person release what already lies within “you are valuable” “you are enough” and “you are worthy”. Focusing on the wholeness allows the client to process what “no longer serves” or “benefits” them.

I have experience with counseling a variety of clients including domestic violence, complex trauma, ptsd, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. I believe that it is a privilege and honor that my clients allow me to hear and hold space for their needs and struggles.

“Healing is not about moving on or getting over it- it’s about learning to make peace with our pain and finding purpose in our lives again” by Shirley Kamisky

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology; Minor Social Welfare-Northeastern State University
Master’s Degree in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Track–Northeastern State University

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

Associations
Nationally Certified Counselor (NBCC)
Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA)

Experience
3 years’ Experience in Domestic Violence, Complex Trauma, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Depression, anxiety, and Self-Esteem

Chandra Buss

LPC-C

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Tulsa & McAlester Office

Meet Chandra…

Life is hectic and stressful enough. Therapy shouldn’t be. We all encounter times in our life where we feel misunderstood and disconnected. My approach to therapy is not to add to the stress of life but offer a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you feel understood, connected and heard.

My passion is working with people from a holistic perspective, taking into account the mind, physical body, and spiritual body are interconnected and true healing comes from finding the balance in these areas. Using an integrative method of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology allows me to work with a wide variety of clients including couples, families, and individuals of all ages. My goal is to assist clients from all walks of life find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.

Are you feeling depressed, anxious, and isolated? Are you looking for a way to find a way out of the rut? I would be honored to start the healing journey with you.

Education
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM Bachelor Of Science in Psychology, Ethics, & Biblical Theology
Mid-America Christian University

Licensing
Licensed Practical Nurse
Kiamichi Technology Center, Hugo, OK
Certified Private Pilot
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK

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

Keely Kelley

LPC-C

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

McAlester Office

Meet Keely…

I am an LPC-intern currently completing my clinical hours to gain my licensure. I am currently attending Northeastern State University for my master’s program and will graduate in December. I completed my bachelors at NSU with a major in Psychology and minor in Pre-Med. I love working with children, adolescents, parents, adults, and couples.

My theoretical orientation is integrative with Humanistic, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Everyone has their own story to tell and their story is their own truth. I believe the beauty of a counselor-client relationship is the therapist providing the safe space for the client to learn to step into their truth and power. I would love to have the opportunity help you in any way that I can!

Education
Associates in Pre-Med
Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK
Bachelors of Arts
Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health
Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK

Associations
American Counseling Associations (ACA)
Oklahoma Counseling Associations (OCA)
Chi Sigma Iota
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)
SAIGE

Ashley Woltjer

LPC

Master’s Degree – Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor

Not taking new patients at this time

Meet Ashley…

Welcome to a place focused on you and your child! I work with children & adolescents who struggle with symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other forms of neurodiversity. I use an individualized approach with each of my clients based on their specific needs and goals. Many struggle with behavioral outbursts and aggression– I assist my clients and their families in emotional awareness, emotional regulation, setting boundaries, and behavior modification. Some do not communicate verbally– I help my clients and their families learn to communicate in other forms (picture exchange, alternative communication devices, and ASL).

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I offer a specialized variety of therapeutic approaches: Autism-specific interactive play therapy modalities, verbal & nonverbal communications, behavioral modification, Trauma-Focused CBT, Circle of Security Parenting, & strengthening familial relationships.

I believe that empowerment, comfortability, & creativity drive children to create positive growth. I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to feel comfortable exploring their thoughts, expressing their feelings, and shaping their own values and worldviews. I assist in fostering diversity, advocacy, and inclusion with unconditional respect to all.

Education
Master of Science in Counseling, emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Northeastern State University 2019
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology -Northeastern State University 2017

Licensing
Licensed Professional Counselor– Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (BBHL)
National Certified Counselor- National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Associations
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA)
Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

Experience
Over 3 years of experience working with ASD, ADHD, and other neuro-diverse populations
Registered Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Facilitator
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Provider
Infant Mental Health (IMH) Training (Foundations of IMH, IMH Assessments, and DC:0-5)
Play Therapy Training

Lindsey Florence

LPC-C

Master’s Degree – Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Not taking new patients at this time

Meet Lindsey…

I found the world of counseling by accident, and it was the best accident that I could have ever hoped to encounter. While finishing my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I had to complete an internship and I chose to intern at a local counseling agency. This is where I fell in love with therapy and realized that I could be an advocate for clients. As soon as I finished my bachelor’s degree, I began my master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southeastern and graduated in December of 2020. While completing my degree I worked as a behavioral health case manager gaining experience with a wide range of disorders such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting, family re-integration, and personality disorders. This experience has taught me a lot about the therapy world and I’m so excited to continue in this career field as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate. Currently I am completing my clinical supervision to gain my licensure.

My theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Person-Centered Therapy. You can always expect an environment free from judgment when you enter my office. I’m compassionate, empathetic, and strive to work as a team with my client as they explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My goal is to help clients achieve their personal goals that will help them lead a productive, peaceful, happy life. I enjoy working with adults, teens, and children.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology , Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Licensing
Licensed Professional Counselor – Candidate , National Certified Counselor

Bailey Rush

Intern

Meet Bailey…

I am currently working towards my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northeastern State University and I will graduate in December. I am in my Practicum 2 and working on clinical hours to become an LPC. I received my bachelor of science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. I have experience working with adults and teens. My theoretical orientation is integrative with Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that the relationship between client and counselor can bring about healing and change. Everyone has the capacity for self-growth, sometimes they just need a safe place to talk and process experiences. I look forward to helping you start your healing journey!

Education
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, Ok Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Associations
American Counseling Association (ACA) 

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“Highly Recommend”

“The therapists at this establishment are caring and intelligent individuals who care for their clients’ well-being. I highly recommend them!”

Mandy

“A Place That Cares”

I would highly recommend Oklahoma Christian Counseling to anyone searching for an understanding, non-judgemental, and compassionate counselor.”

A Ivy

“Saved My Life”

“OCC has literally saved my life. I can’t express my thanks for the kind and caring staff. We are so lucky to have a clinic of this caliber here!”

Janet

“Help I Needed”

“This place is amazing. Finally a place with real help, real compassion, and real answers. I got the help I needed. I finally feel like there is hope.”

Richard

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