THERAPISTS

Angela Zayas     Christina Morton    Beverly Coon     Corbin Humble     Sandy Shelton    Phobe Barron    Hermine Stearman
     Brian Litteral    Shanna Dean    Scott Pfister    Michelle Sawyer    Kris Newlin    Lindsay Phillips    Anne Sigrid Ursad-Farrell    Alicia Busic
 

Angela L. Zayas, LCSW

MSW, University of Oklahoma, 2000

 

BS, Sociology, Minor in Business &

Communications, Southern Nazarene

University, 1995

 

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Christina Morton, LCSW

MSW, University of Arkansas at

Little Rock

 

B.S. (Family Relations and Child

Development), Oklahoma State

University, 1980

Angela has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She has successfully worked with a wide range of family issues including marital and premarital counseling, parenting, infertility and adoption, and blended family issues. Angela works with people of all ages as they adjust to changes in their life. She has also worked with children and adults struggling with grief, loss, depression and anxiety or those struggling with histories of trauma including abuse and neglect. Angela has a certification in EMDR through the EMDR International Association. Angela regularly utilizes therapeutic modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Parent Management Training, Reality Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She has also received specialized training in anxiety issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Grief and Loss, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, as well as Marriage Counseling. She has provided licensure supervision for over ten years for those seeking their license to practice Social Work.

 

Angela began her professional career working in private adoptions. She then went on to work in various capacities for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Angela has advocated for services to foster and adoptive families in both the private and public agency sector. She helped initiate many of the foster care recruitement projects at DHS and served in various capacities including as a supervisor for the Centralized Foster Care Placement Unit. Angela then worked at Deaconess Hospital for six years, where she provided social work services in a inpatient acute setting to a diverse population with various medical and emotional needs. Angela is also passionate about internatinal social work. She worked with the Ministry of Human Development in Belize to advance adoption policies and services while she was completing her graduate work and has participated in numerous other international relief ministries. She has been in private practice in Bethany, Oklahoma since March of 2007. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and is licensed through the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers.

 

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Tina has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on topics ranging from mental health and trauma to relationship concerns. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including inpatient psychiatry, outpatient settings, and home based therapies. Tina has twenty years experience working with persons struggling with grief and loss related issues.

 

An area of focus for Tina includes working with adults toward effective parenting skill development while improving communication with young people. Tina's goal oriented approach to working with families is geared toward meeting the individualized needs of children and their families for maximum family health and overall satisfaction.

 

This same goal oriented approach is effective when working with many adults who are facing difficult life decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beverly Coon, LCSW

MSW, University of Oklahoma, 2007

 

B.A. Sociology, University of Central Oklahoma, 2005

B.S. Dental Hygiene, OUHSC, 1979

 

C. Corbin Humble, LPC 

MA, Counseling Psychology 

University of Central Oklahoma, 2006 

 

BBA, Business Entrepreneurship, 

Baylor University, 2000

Beverly Coon, LCSW is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Masters Degree in Social Work in 2007. In addition, she received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2005 and a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from OUHSC in 1979. She was employed with the Child Study Center/Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center for four years. Beverly has served on several community boards including: CARE Center Board for 6 years, The Red Cross Board, the Sunbeam Family Services Board and served as President of the Jr. League of Oklahoma City. In addition, she was appointed to the Oklahoma State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Prevention, where she served for three years. Beverly is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She also serves on the Oklahoma State Board for Licensed Social Workers. Beverly volunteers in the mental health clinic at the Crossings Community Center. Her special interests include children and family matters, and most anything to do with animals. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, running, gardening, her puppies, and spending time with friends and families. She has been married to her husband, Bryan, for 35 years and has two grown children, Brandon and Brittany, both married. Beverly is also a proud grandmother.

 

Beverly utilizes the following therapeutic modalities: Psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strengths Based Therapy.

 

 

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Corbin Humble received his Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2006. That same year, he began counseling under supervision with children in the foster care system. Officially becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2008, he gained experience working with people age 3 to 83 from all walks of life. While the majority of his experience was with teanage boys, he has also been effective helping widows dealing with grief, men facing midlife crisis, twenty-somethings struggling with independence and even finding healing for married individuals when their partners would not come to counseling. 

 

In 2009, Corbin married his beautiaful bride and in 2012 they were blessed with an amazing baby girl. Corbin was born and raised in Bethany, Oklahoma and was very excited to have the opportunity to join Bethany Counseling Center in 2017. 

 

Corbin's primary therapeutic approach in counseling is referred to as Person Centered Therapy. That means that he prioritizes meeting people where they are in their life, understanding and respecting their point of view, while working with them towards their goals at their pace. To find out more about Corbin and his style of counseling, visit CorbinHumble.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sandy Shelton, LCSW

MSW, University of Oklahoma

 

MBA, Southern Nazarene University, 2007

B.S. Social Work, West Texas A&M University, 1995

B.S. Psychology, West Texas A&M University, 1995 

 

Phoebe Barron, LPC

Masters in Counseling, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Communication Studies/Counseling, East Central University

It can be difficult to open up to a stranger about personal difficulties, but I truly believe in each person's ability to make positive changes. This is why I strive to create a calm, warm, welcoming, and non-judging environment where you can feel comfortable working through your thoughts and emotions.

 

I enjoy providing individual and family counseling for children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. I specialize in Anxiety and Stress, Communication Barriers, Depression, Grief and Loss, Parent/Family Issues, Trauma, and Career Issues.

 

Therapeutic modalities:

I typically practice from a Cognitive-Behavioral lens and truly believe that our thoughts impact and influence how we feel, which, in turn, affects our actions and our self-esteem. Cultivating a strong relationship with yourself is the foundation for everything in our lives, including relationships with those around us. If we are not connected and emotionally available to ourselves, we cannot be connected and emotionally available for others around us. It is my goal to provide you with the tools to feel empowered in making those positive behavioral changes in your life that you desire. In doing this, I also incorporate Client Centered Therapy, Psychoeducation, Strengths Based Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

 

 

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I have a passion for helping women and girls overcome anxiety and trauma. I will meet you where you are when life feels overwhelming and unmanageable and I will help walk with you to a place of greater peace. The stressful situation often looks different for each person but commonly includes: relational difficulties, hard life adjustments, adoption and infertility issues, and trauma. The process is tailored to each individual and is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). I'm trained in two trauma specific therapies: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

 

I have worked in and worked closely with churches and other ministries throughout my career. As a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), I'm equipped and skilled at integrating faith with core counseling principles. I also have experience working with foster and adoptive families equipping parents to navigate issues specific to fostering and adoption.

 

I'm a proud East Central University Tiger and received my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Counseling. My Masters degree from MBTS is in Counseling. I began practicing in 2015 and have been in both agency and private practice settings.

 

 

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Brian Litteral, LPC

Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Southern Nazarene University, 2001 

Hermine Stearman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004. He began working with children and adolescents in an inpatient hospital setting and has also worked in a partial hospitalization setting, school settings and practiced home-based therapy. He has a family of five, and is an active member in his church where he is a deacon, Sunday School tracher, and member of the Youth Committee Board. He enjoys listening to audio books, podcasts, teaching and playing board games with friends.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy are what I most commonly practice as well as utilizing Narrative Therapy and PlayTherapy tehniques within the individual sessions. I also practice Family Therapy Techniques and Group Therapy sessions. My Conceptualization of the therapy session can be summarized by the following two quotes.

 

"The real enemies of your lives are the "oughts" and "ifs." They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future."  Henn Nouwan 

 

"Know that you are always, already forgiven." Rev. Landons Whitsitt 

 

These quotes illustrate the type of atmosphere I encourage in the therapy session as I appreciate that you are making an effort to change, and that takes courage. Recognize that you and I mess up, even frequently, but it's okay to embrace our faults, take responsibility and make changes while we learn from our mistakes. There are also circumstances that impact us suddenly and demonstrably that are comeletely our of our control. I value the opportunity to join alongside you on a collaborative journey where we navigate through the difficult situations that have arisen and will no longer be left unchallenged in our lives.    

 

 Please visit hopeinyoucounseling.com

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Shanna Dean, LPC--Candidate

M.Ed., Professional Counseling,

Oklahoma City University, 2022

 

B.A., Psychology,

Oklahoma State University, 2006

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Scott Pfister, LMFT

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Oklahoma Baptist University, 2018

 

B.A., Communication Studies,

Oklahoma Baptist University, 2016 

 

 

Shanna has a passion for helping people and wants every client to feel safe, comfortable, and understood.  Her main goal as a therapist is to assist people with their pyschological, emotional, and social well-being.

 

She has a person-centered philosophy, so her first step will be getting to know you as an individual as well as your goals.  After getting to know one another, she will incorporate various modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and Gottman Method to help you work through conflicts and achieve yours goals.  If you desire, she is also available for Christian counseling as well.

 

Shanna expecially enjoys working with couples; however, she loves helping adolescents and adult individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and marital concerns.  She has always had an interest in relationships and what makes them succeed or break down.  This love of all things relationshop, coupled with her personal experience with divorce and divorce withing her family has motivated her to help others who are struggling.  While working with couples, she will be using Gottman Method, as she is level 1 and 2 trained.    

 

Shanna Worked as a case manager from 2006-2009 for a community mental health center, assisting clients with meeting their basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. In 2006, she earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University and in 2022, she earned her Master's degree in Applied Behavorial Studies with an emphasis in Professional Counseling. She was a stay-at-home mom from 2011-2022 with her three beautiful daughters.

 

If you are engaged to be married and thinking about the future of your relationship, premarital counseling can help work through common issues in this relationship stage such as communication problems, boundaries with family and friends, roles and responsibilities. Premarital counseling will also help build on strengths in your relationship and identify possible trouble spots. 

 

Shanna uses the Prepare/Enrich assessment for premarital counseling and will tailor each session using your assessment results. If needed, Shanna can provide a letter for proof of completion for discount of marriage license. 

 

It is her honor to be a safe place for you to come to find healing and grace as you work through your life issues together.

 

 

 

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Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2016. He continued on at OBU and earned his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018. Scott is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of Oklahoma.

 

Scott is passionate about helping families and individuals be equipped for positive change and creating space to witness burdens. He has experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families with a wide variety of problems. 

 

Read more at scottpfister.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelle Sawyer, LCSW Candidate

Master of Social Work, University of Oklahoma, 2007

 

B.A., Psychology,

Oklahoma Baptist University, 2005

 

 

 

Kris Newlin, LPC, RB-CAT

Masters in Art Therapy, Vermont College of Norwich University, 1998

 

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma

 

Life can be very heavy, and Michelle considers it a privilege to walk alongside clients as they face the difficulties life brings. Whether you are struggling with depression or anxiety, facing major life changes, or seeking support as you heal from the pain of trauma or grief, she believes that you deserve to be seen, heard, and validated in your experience. Michelle approaches therapy from a place of trust, warmth, and compassion. She knows that reaching out for help takes courage, and she strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for cients to explore hard things. Michelle draws from multiple modalities in her trerapeutic approach, but considers her primary approach to be Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, and Cognitive-Behavioral focused.

 

Michelle is a 2005 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 2007, Michelle received a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma. Michelle has worked with clients in a variety of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and day treatment settings. She particulary enjoys working with women in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Michelle's interests also include working with adults who are managing adult ADD, grief, or facing health challenges.

 

Michelle was a stay-at-home mom to her 2 daughters for many years. She loves music, dogs, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kris is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist, and a supervisor for both counselors and art therapists working toward their credentials. She has been in the mental health field for 25 years and is honored to help people of all ages on their journey toward healing. Her career has been varied and includes many different areas of focus in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

 

Kris has worked with children, teens, and adults who have survived sexual abuse, parents and children who have gone through a divorce, couples needing premarital or marital therapy, families who have experienced being without housing, adults struggling with eating disorders, crisis counseling in the public school system and alternative school system, people of all ages coping with grief, and men and women struggling with job stress and career uncertainty. Kris also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Oklahoma for 16 years.

 

Kris understands that life struggles, traumatic experiences, and emotions can be difficult to put into words. She offfers art therapy alongside talk therapy to guide her clients in being able to express themselves in a multi-modal way. Art therapy is used as a tool to foster self-awareness and self-esteem, cultivate creative approaches to problem-solving, promote emotional intelligence and resilience, reduce and resolve strees and conflict, and advance communication skills.

 

 Kris received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and later graduated from Vermont College of Norwich University with her Master's Degree in Art Therapy in 1998. She graduated from the Salt and Light Leadershop Training in 2022.

 

Kris is honored to meet people where they are and help them to get closer to where they would like to be. Kris integrates  various evidence-based methodologies to help her clients reach their goals including client centered, developmental, cognitive-behavioral, trauma informed, and insight oriented. Kris offers faith-based counseling at the client's request. 

 

 

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Lindsay Phillips, LCSW Candidate

Masters of Social Work, University of Oklahoma, 2020

 

Bachelor's in Social Work, Oral Roberts University, 2017

 

Annie Sigrid Urstad-Farrell, Certified Life Coach

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine, August, 2024

 

Bachelor's in Psychology, Hawaii Pacific University

 

 

Lindsay is passionate about helping individuals and families find healing, hope, and sustained mental well-being. She believes in establishing paths to restore hope for those who are hurting or feel lost. Lindsay collaborates with clients to establish personalized goals to serve their individualized needs. She begins therapy by assessing concerns and goals to identify the best path forward. She will incorporate diffferent therapeutic models to best meet counseling goals and objectives.

 

Lindsay is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma (CPT), Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC). Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) methods, and Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). She is experienced in providing these models in a therapeutic setting.

 

Lindsay enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and families. She has a special interest for working with teenagers and young adults. She is passionate about helping individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, poor self-esteem, emotional distress, and other mental health concerns. She loves workiing with family systems and relationships to help establish healthy familial function and lasting change. Lindsay has previous experience working as a domestic violence counselor and is passionate for helping individuals heal and recover from abusive relationahips. She has experience working in a ministry settilng and can provide Christian Counseling for those seeking faith-based services.

 

Lindsay graduated from Oral Roberts University with a bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) in 2017. From 2017-2019, she worked with the Department of Human Services as a Child Welfare Specialist for families in reunification and adoptive cases. In 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Master's in Social Work (MSW) and began pursuing clinical practice. Lindsay worked as a Therapeutic counselor in a Community Mental Health Setting from 2020-2022 serving clients with severe illness and working in underprivileged communities. She has also worked as a Mental Health Counselor for Mustang Public Schools providing counseling services for adolescents and families.

 

She would be honored to provide therapeutic services to you and your family to help you find lasting healing, hope, and peace.

 

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Annie is finishing up her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling this August as well as being a certified life coach. She believes that the better we know ourselves and our own boundaries, the more aligned we become. She provides support by providing a safe environment and a listening ear. Her approach is holistic, person-centered, and goal-oriented. She believes you are the expert in your life, and that together you can work through negative thinking patterns and implement psychological tools for a healthy mindset and outlook on life. Her areas of interest are Self-Esteem/Confidence Issues, Life Adjustments, Body Image Difficulties, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management and Relationship Issues.

 

Annie has traveled the world and been surrounded by a multitude of different cultures and people. As an immigrant from Norway, she knows how challenging it can be to move to a different country wirh a different culture. She is a recent transplant to Oklahoma and loves everything outdoorsy as well as spending time with her two dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alica Busic, LCSW

Masters of Social Work, University of Oklahoma, 2016

 

Bachelor's in Sociology, Southern Nazarene University, 2011

 

 

 

 

Alicia Busic has a Bachelors in Sociology and a Masters in Social Work. She has spent the last decade in settings including: child abuse prevention, counseling for complex medical diagnoses, and inpatient mental health/substance use. Her focus has been in, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, perinatal, trauma, medical issues, parenting, autism, and life transitions.

 

Her goal is to meet you where you are in a safe space, to listen, and navigate hardships. She offers free 15 minute phone consultations and sliding scale fees if finances are difficult. In person and telehealth services are available.

 

Her first step is getting to know you so that she can utilize your strengths and abilities to create positive changes in your life. If you are working through a lifetime of difficult situations or if you have encountered a season of life that has been challenging, Alicia would love to work with you.

 

 

 

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