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Our Team

Licensed Professional Counselors


To become a Licensed Professional Counselor you must have a masters degree in a related field with specific course requirements, along with hundreds of hours of direct individual contact in an internship environment. You must also obtain 3000 hours of supervised time in therapy or counseling. 


​We believe in providing reasonable rates to individuals seeking help. Our typical fees range from $150 to $225 per 50 minutes. Some of our counselors offer insurance options. Our counselors will file the insurance claim on your behalf while you will be responsible for deductions, co-pays, and any other remaining fees.

Sheldon Adkins, M.Ed., LPC-S

Sheldon Adkins is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University and earned a Master's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Sheldon has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 27 years. Sheldon works primarily from cognitive-behavioral theory, although he does draw from other theories as well. He works frequently with clients struggling with depression and anxiety and couples experiencing marital difficulty. Sheldon has been married to his wife, Christi, for 27 years and they have two sons, Daniel, 23 and Cole, 20.  They enjoy baseball and serving each summer in Catacamas, Honduras with Mission Predisan.

Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39

You can contact Sheldon by phone at 405-642-6811 or email at

Kensley Merry, M.A., LPC-S

I am here to help those who feel stress, worry, and/or anxiety are impacting their day to day living, relationships, career, schooling, sleep, etc. These feelings can come from a variety of areas in life including medical issues, familial issues, infertility, career pressure, athletic expectations, social expectations, body image issues, loss, self-dislike, and the list goes on. This impact can range from feeling as if "Oh, I'm just getting by" to  crippling thoughts of "I will never feel normal". These feelings do not have to continue to burden you and I believe I can help. If this sounds like you, please reach out or book with me online.


"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." - Joseph Campbell

You can contact Kensley by phone at 405-726-1555 or email at or book online


Summer Lashley, M.Ed., LPC

Summer Lashley loves working with clients to make positive changes in their lives and their families. She graduated from Oklahoma Christian University and did her graduate work at Oklahoma City University. She is married and has two very busy children. In her free time she loves to run and drink copious amounts of coffee.

You can contact Summer by phone at 405-664-1160 or email at

Tyler Copeland, M.A., LPC-S

Tyler Copeland is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University where he received his masters degree in Counseling Psychology. Tyler has worked with a variety of mental health issues and has experience in crisis services as well as outpatient therapy. Tyler believes that each person has a unique story and places a high importance on a relational client centered approach to therapy. It is his desire to allow every person that he sees to have a safe place to explore their inner thoughts and feelings in order to provide understanding and healing. 

You can contact Tyler by phone at 405-726-1333 or email at or book online.


Whitney Wiley, M.A., LPC

Hello! My name is Whitney Wiley and I am passionate about helping people! As a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor that has worked in the mental health field for 7 years, I incorporate strong therapeutic skills that allow me to enhance the connections with my clients and allow them to feel comfortable during sessions. I strive to create an atmosphere of trust while providing quality and compassionate mental health services that will strengthen my clients’ overall well-being. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals with processing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and developing solid coping skills. I also like to integrate Solution Focused Therapy to allow my clients to get the most out of our sessions and Strategic Family Therapy to help improve relationships and family dynamics. I strive to have a healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients so they feel comfortable, allowing them to have a safe space to talk about their emotions. I want my clients to be a part of their goal setting so that they get exactly what they need from therapy.

You can contact Whitney by phone at 405-498-2299 or email at or book online.


Speech Transformations, LLC provides voice and communication services for the modern world. Specific specialties include accent modification for native and non-native English speakers, gender affirming voice shaping services, laryngeal massage and manipulation, muscle tension dysphonia intervention, chronic cough intervention, Speak OUT! voice therapy, workplace communication facilitation with disordered and non-disordered communicators, phonotrauma rehabilitation, professional speech coaching, and pediatric speech services. 

Suzanne Ritchal, MA, CCC-SLP/L is an ASHA certified speech language pathologist. She holds degrees in Theater Performance from Oklahoma City University and a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma. Suzanne specializes in all aspects of voice, vocal health and hygiene, habilitative and rehabilitative interventions to provide all patients with the best voice possible. Suzanne is a member of the following professional organizations:

 American Speech Language and Hearing Association

Voice and Speech Trainers Association

World Professional Association for Transgendered Health 


Please call 405-919-1461 or email for appointments or further information.

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Welcome our newest member to Journey Counseling Center,  Vaden Danielson. She has been a Physician Assistant since  1997. We are excited to be able to provide medication  management.  

Vaden Danielson has been a Physician Assistant for over 25  years. She attended Oklahoma Christian University for her  undergraduate degree in Biology and then attended  the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for her  degree as a Physician Assistant. She is a member of the  Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants. Prior to psychiatry  Vaden spent several years in surgery. Her favorite surgical  specialty was her time spent in Neurosurgery. She has found her  background in Neurosurgery to be of great benefit in treating  psychiatry patients. She has worked in child/adolescent and  adult psychiatry since 2015. 

Vaden enjoys time with her children and family. She has always  said her children are her heart. She even homeschooled them for  a period of time. She is a published author and wrote “Fighting  Dragons in Heels” to help women going through divorce. She  enjoys finding ways to empower others. As well, she enjoys, all  genres of music, piano and competing in ballroom dancing. 

Contact and booking information will be available beginning 10/1/2023

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