Licensed Professional Counselors and Candidates
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.
Some of our counselors are candidates which mean that they have met the education and internship requirements listed above, but are working on their 3000 hours of supervised time. These candidates provide quality service under the supervision of an experienced, licensed clinician.
We believe in providing reasonable rates to individuals seeking help. Our typical fees range from $75 to $125 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
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 24 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 24 years and they have two sons, Daniel, 20 and Cole, 18. 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 SheldonAdkins@sbcglobal.net
Kensley Merry, M.A., LPC
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
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 Summer.Lashley@oc.edu
Tyler Copeland, M.A., LPC
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.
Jake O’Bannon, M.A., LPC-C
Jake O’Bannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with Journey Counseling Center. Utilizing the therapeutic relationship, Jake hopes to create a healing environment that promotes greater self-awareness and meaning. He seeks to help unlock more fulfilling lives through establishing an understanding of both present context as well as past relationships. Jake is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University, earning a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. He has experience working with college students at Oklahoma Christian University, with families in the Pediatric Oncology unit at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, in community mental health in South OKC, and in the public school setting with Piedmont Public Schools. Jake has experience with a diverse range of populations, predominantly working with adolescents and young adults.
You can contact Jake by phone at 405-492-6123 or email at Jake.Obannon@gmail.com
Calye Bowen, M.A., LPC-C
Calye Bowen is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University where she received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Calye has worked with clients facing various mental health concerns and has experience in outpatient therapy as well as in working with college students at Oklahoma Christian University and families in the Primary Care Clinic at the OU Children’s Hospital. She works with teenage and adult clients experiencing stress or anxiety and depression due to numerous difficulties, which can impact daily living, ranging from work, interpersonal relationships, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and to other various responsibilities. Calye also practices both premarital and couples’ counseling. With an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and examining patterns of interaction, Calye strives to provide each client with a safe space in which to explore the problems they are facing in order to help them ease the weight and pressure of their experiences, ultimately achieving healing and restoration.