Marriage and Family Therapy in Oklahoma City Ok


Shawn Maguire, LPC

If you've found yourself reading this, it's likely because you're seeking help, hope, and answers to the questions that have been weighing heavily on your heart. Can I help? The resounding answer is YES!

I understand that you may be facing overwhelming relationship challenges, battling anxiety and low self-esteem, or feeling stuck in a life that doesn't reflect the incredible person you truly are. Let me assure you that there is hope for your situation. As a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of experience, I have walked alongside countless individuals and couples, guiding them from desperation to a place of healing and growth.

Together, we will embark on a transformative journey, tailored to your unique needs. Whether it's enriching your marriage, overcoming past hurts, learning to set boundaries, or facing any other mental health issue, my approach is rooted in genuine care and compassion. In the safe space I provide, you can be your authentic self, free from judgment or pretense.

It's understandable that you may be skeptical of the impact counseling can have on your life. But let me show you the countless success stories of those who, like you, felt overwhelmed by their struggles but found their way to lasting change through counseling. With practical tools, emotional support, and a connection to your inner strength, you can break free from the grip of issues like anxiety and low self-esteem.

Throughout this journey, you won't be alone—I'll be by your side, encouraging you every step of the way. Together, we'll uncover your true identity, the one God created you to live out of. An identity of value, strength, and one deserving of love. I integrate a Christian worldview into my counseling practice, offering a deeply personalized approach to your healing.

You were created to live a life filled with love, peace, and confidence. Imagine a future where your relationships thrive, anxiety loses its grip, and setting boundaries becomes empowering rather than debilitating. This is the life you were created to live, and I am here to help you achieve it.

Don't wait any longer to take the next step toward the person God created you to be. Reach out today to start your journey of discovery and transformation. I look forward to meeting you soon!

With over 30 years of counseling experience, I am passionate about helping individuals and couples find healing and fulfillment. My educational background includes two Masters degrees; one in Marriage and Family Therapy and one in Christian Counseling. In addition to relationship therapy, I have extensive training in various areas, including anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, struggles with faith, and more. My therapeutic approach is informed by EMDR, NLP, CBT, ETT and Brainspotting among others, all integrated within a Christian worldview. I am humbled to be recognized as one of the top marriage counselors in Oklahoma City, and I'm proud to be the founder of the state's #1 rated and reviewed counseling practice.

In my free time, I cherish moments spent being active in sports and having fun with my family and friends, fishing, and immersing myself in the beauty of the great outdoors.


Darbey Hargrave, BA (Intern)

Darbey Hargrove, MA LPC-Candidate

Life's path is often rugged and unpredictable. You may face challenges that seem too daunting to overcome alone. In these moments of uncertainty and struggle, I'm here to walk with you. As a dedicated counselor, I am committed to being your steady support, providing a beacon of hope in the midst of life's storms.

A Journey of Compassion and Understanding

In my counseling career, I've been honored to accompany individuals from diverse backgrounds, each with their own unique challenges. We've navigated through the complexities of relationship issues, the darkness of depression and anxiety, and the struggles of low self-esteem. Through these shared journeys, I've seen the remarkable strength of the human spirit, as my clients find their way to emerge stronger and more resilient.

Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Let's take that first step together. Reach out now, and let's start this journey towards empowerment.

EMDR: Your Beacon of Hope

In my dedication to providing the most effective healing techniques, I specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This innovative therapy has transformed how we approach trauma, anxiety, and various other psychological challenges. EMDR is a path to healing, helping you process and overcome the burdens of your past, and move towards a healthier, more liberated future.

If past traumas are casting a shadow over your life, let EMDR be your light towards healing. Reach out today, and let’s begin this journey of recovery together.

Guiding Parenthood: Understanding and Support

Parenting in today's world can feel like navigating through uncharted waters. I'm here to guide and support you in understanding and nurturing your children through each twist and turn. We can work together to address the challenges of family dynamics, building a nurturing environment that fosters growth and stronger family bonds.

Rebuilding Relationships

In relationship counseling, I focus on helping couples rebuild and strengthen their connections. Whether dealing with conflicts, infidelity, or the stresses of daily life, we can work together to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and rekindle the warmth in your relationship. Witnessing couples find their way back to each other and heal is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.

Looking to reignite the spark in your relationship? Take the first step towards healing and connection today.

Empowering Teens and Strengthening Families

Families are the core of our lives, and I am passionate about helping you create healthy, supportive family dynamics. My approach is tailored to ensure that every family member, particularly teens, feels understood and supported. We'll tackle modern challenges together, building a nurturing environment that fosters love and mutual respect.

Overcoming Performance Anxiety: Your Support in High-Pressure Situations

Performance anxiety, whether in sports, business, or academics, can be overwhelming. Drawing from my own experiences, I offer strategies to enhance focus, build confidence, and achieve your best performance. We'll work together to overcome mental barriers and help you reach your full potential.

A Holistic Approach to Your Well-being

My holistic approach to counseling is grounded in my educational background and enriched by my personal experiences in sports, faith, and a love for nature. This diverse foundation allows me to provide you with a unique and comprehensive path to healing and personal growth.

Your Compassionate Companion on This Journey

As part of a leading counseling practice, I am here to support you on your journey. My goal is to create a safe space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Together, we'll explore your experiences, understand your emotions, and start a path of self-discovery and healing.

Start Your Journey Today

Your story is unique and deserves to be heard. Life may be challenging you now, but together, we can navigate through the difficulties to find peace and calm. Embark on this transformative journey with me, toward a future filled with hope, healing, and happiness. Reach out today, and let's begin this empowering journey hand in hand. You don't have to walk this path alone; your journey towards hope and healing starts here.

The first step can be the hardest, but it's also the most courageous. Reach out now – I look forward to meeting you and walking this path together.


Morgan Fowler, LPC Candidate

Morgan Fowler, , Mental Health Coach (MA in counseling)

If you are reading this you are looking for help. Are you in a relationship that seems stuck and you don’t know what to do for help? Does anxiety seem to overwhelm you because you can’t seem to manage work, family and life in general? Or maybe you have past trauma that you just have not been able to heal and work through and it is ruining parts of your life. These are just a few of the issues you may be facing and you just need a safe place to begin sharing your story so you can heal.

The good news is that when you invite me into your story the process of healing can begin. I will get to know the real you and with a non-judgemental approach help you uncover what is keeping you from healing and moving forward. I can help you navigate relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues along with most other issues you are facing. I do this through not just listening but jumping into your story with you. I will offer healing in session and practical tools and resources to build the life and relationships you have hoped for.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mid-America Christian University, and I am in the process of working towards a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. My husband and I have been married for seven years and we have two dogs that keep us on our toes. We love attending Church on t and spending time together at home. I enjoy pizza, puzzles, and pups. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you toward your best life.


Michael McPherson, LPC

Michael McPherson, LPC

Throughout our lives, we encounter periods where darkness seems to envelop us, with anxiety persistently planting seeds of doubt, depression dulling life's colors, and past traumas echoing in our every move. In these times, even our relationships, which should be sources of love and joy, can become strained and sore. If this resonates with where you find yourself today, be assured there is a way forward, guided by someone who navigates the complexities of the human psyche: Michael McPherson.

With a counseling career that stretches across more than forty years, Michael represents a beacon of hope for many grappling with life's toughest challenges. He brings to each encounter not just an impressive professional background with dual master’s degrees in Human Relations and Christian Counseling, but a heartfelt commitment to fostering healing. His career is marked by real and meaningful interactions with individuals battling the very issues that might be dimming your own life.

Envision a scenario where the burdensome weight of anxiety is not just recognized but also methodically alleviated. Michael has journeyed with numerous individuals through the haze of anxiety, employing tactics of understanding and empathy, steering them towards a newfound serenity and mastery over their concerns. For those shadowed by depression's persistent gloom, Michael provides a guiding light. His extensive experience and ongoing education in leading therapeutic techniques offer a beacon of hope, rekindling the bright hues of life and guiding you back to joy and brightness.

Michael's credentials as a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist and his proficiency in EMDR stand as pillars of hope for those haunted by the specters of trauma. He has borne witness to the profound depths of human hurt and stood alongside as individuals transform their narrative from victimhood to a story of survival and strength. Consider the intricate web of relationships that weave through your life, each with its unique set of challenges, yet none too tangled for restoration. With an impressive personal journey of 44 years of marriage and extensive experience in couple's therapy, Michael is well-versed in the dance of partnership, understanding the steps to mending, respect, and rejuvenating love. He sees the vast potential in every relationship and knows with the right guidance, it can evolve into a wellspring of happiness and strength.

If you find yourself adrift, battling against the currents of anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, pause and imagine a different reality. Picture a life where anxiety no longer sets the tone, where the darkness of depression lifts, where the narrative of trauma is rewritten, and where relationships flourish and grow. This envisioned future isn't merely a fantasy; it's an attainable reality with the proper support.

Michael's counseling philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that God wants all people to experience His love and to live free through transformative journeys of therapy, believing in each person's capacity for significant change and improvement. Having witnessed the journey from despair to empowerment time and time again, he steadfastly believes in the transformative journey of healing.

If you're ready to start on the path to a brighter, more fulfilling life, Michael is prepared to guide you. Make the first move by reaching out, connecting via a call or email, and scheduling your initial session. Together, you'll traverse the pathway to a more serene, empowered, and joyful existence. The journey to reclaiming your life begins with a single, courageous step forward. Why wait? The moment to start anew is right here, right now.


Joshua Rhoades, LPC Candidate

Joshua Rhoades, LPC

Do you find yourself navigating through the chaos and overwhelm of life, barely surviving each day? Are you trapped in a marriage that feels unhealthy and on the verge of collapse? Do you yearn for a deep connection with your spouse, where conflicts are resolved with understanding instead of escalating into destructive fights? If your answer is a resounding "yes," then look no further—I am here to help.

I am Joshua Rhoades, a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to transforming marriages and empowering individuals to reclaim their lives. With my guidance, I have witnessed couples conquer bitterness, resentment, communication issues, and even the pain of infidelity. Together, we embark on a journey towards rediscovering love, respect, and cherishment of one another.

But it doesn't stop there. I also work with children, teenagers, and adults, helping them triumph over the challenges they face. Through compassionate listening, I create a safe space where you can be truly seen, heard, and valued. Our therapeutic journey involves exploring the core issues that have been holding you back, leading us to constructive and lasting solutions.

As your counselor, I bring an integrative approach that combines Biblical principles and effective counseling techniques. Utilizing methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Gottman Method, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Narrative therapy, Reality Therapy, and TBRI, we get to the root of why life is the way it is for you and why change has eluded you until now. Together, we collaborate on a personalized plan that includes actionable steps, specifically tailored to help you overcome depression, anxiety, stress/anger management, relationship and marital issues, behavior challenges with children and teenagers, family dynamics, and communication struggles.

My academic journey includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University. But beyond my professional qualifications, my personal life revolves around my faith in Christ and my cherished family. I find solace in nature, whether it be casting a line to fish, conquering trails on a mountain bike, venturing on hikes, playing sports, or simply embracing moments of relaxation. Additionally, I find joy in the kitchen and love experimenting with flavors, as well as exploring new places through travel and discovering the beauty in woodworking.

I can hardly contain my excitement to embark on this transformative journey by your side—a journey where you will break free from the burdens weighing you down, and together, we will unlock a future brimming with possibilities. So, let's take the first step today. Reach out to me through email or by phone, and together, let's create a life that surpasses your expectations—one filled with healing, growth, and a profound sense of fulfillment.


Emily Boyers

Emily Boyers, LPC

Do you ever feel like no one understands? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, hopeless or lost? Maybe you’re struggling to find connection with others around you. Sometimes change feels impossible and happiness seems unattainable.

The good news is that no matter how messy life becomes, our God is always working behind the scenes for you! There is always hope. More good news: you have already taken the first step. That first step takes so much courage!

I believe you matter. God made you and you are worthy of love. God created you in His image and called you for a purpose. He also created you for connection. I would love to make a new connection with you, as well as support you in strengthening other relationships in your life.

As a Christian counselor, I use evidence-based approaches coupled with Biblical principles to support you in reaching your goals and living out God’s purpose for your life. I strongly believe that you already have the tools you need to succeed, and that together we can discover ways to use them more effectively. We will work together to examine your mind and heart and how these form your behaviors and patterns, which can lead to lasting change. I want to help you focus on God’s presence and pursue His plan for your life.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and my Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Arkansas. I have experience working with clients of all ages on issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues, stress and anger management, life direction and more.

Faith and family are at the center of my life. I live with my husband and our miniature Australian shepherd. In my free time, I enjoy Crossfit, being outdoors, reading, and college football.


Ben Thompson, LMFT

Ben is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Ministry at Oklahoma Christian University and his Master’s degree in counseling at the Harding School of Theology in Memphis, TN. Ben’s foundational verse for counseling comes from Romans 12:2 which says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” He helps individuals, couples, and families defeat the patterns that are holding them back from experiencing life, relationships, and God to the fullest.

Ben works with couples who are committed to their relationship and want to learn how to love, respect, and enjoy each other at a greater level. He helps couples find what behaviors are holding them back from the marriage they want, and then works with them to reclaim the marriage they dreamed of. He also works with men and women seeking to grow personally, relationaly, and spiritually. He is not afraid to challenge his client’s perceptions and limiting beliefs while using humor and empathy to help create change.

When Ben is not at work, he is spending his time with his wife of 15 years and his daughters. He enjoys life to the fullest, and makes whatever pancake shapes his daughters request.


Linda Gerber, LPC

Linda Gerber, LPC

I believe that “Counseling” is a gift that you give to yourself. It is the gift of healing. It is a gift that opens you to improved self-understanding and acceptance, and it is a gift of investment in yourself. Could you benefit from the gift of counseling? Are you stuck in traumatic thoughts, depression, or anxiety? Are your fears keeping you from living a healthy and satisfying life? Are you suffering from grief or loss? Have you experienced trauma that hijacks your emotions and feels like it controls your thoughts? Are you losing important relationships and are not sure why? I am here for you and ready to help through counseling.

Life can sometimes seem like a series of struggles. And one struggle can often build upon another. My desire to serve others through counseling grew out of traumatic childhood experiences that left me feeling poorly equipped for life. I experienced depression, poor self-worth, anxiety and flashbacks. I have also experienced severe grief when my beloved husband died after almost 32 years of marriage. I was left to figure out being single and living alone as my life as I knew it and many of my dreams were buried with him. Can you relate?

Through extensive counselor training that spans three decades, remaining open to receive help from others, God has restored my heart and I know he can bring healing and restoration to your heart too!

I have been a licensed Counselor for thirty years and would be honored to to guide you on your journey towards hope and healing. I will meet you where you are with a non-judgemental posture. My office will be the safest place for you to bring your real self with all the hurt and baggage that is weighing you down. And together, we will unpack your pain and trauma and begin moving forward into your healing. I offer faith based counseling and using tools like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for issues in the areas of grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, marital and premarital counseling.

I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and my master's degree in Applied Psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I am a proud mother of two sons and an adoring grandma for 3 grandchildren.

When I am not working I love spending time with my family and playing with my energetic and fun-loving grandchildren and having fun with friends eating out. I enjoy swimming, playing board games, reading, gardening and cooking.


Shae Gilbert, LPC

Shae Gilbert, LPC

Have you been wounded or experienced trauma that has left you feeling hopeless and helpless? Both can be many things and come in all shapes and sizes. Your trauma could be having an abusive relationship or living in a world that is full of fear and chaos. It can be losing someone or something that you love and never being able to grieve and heal.

Whatever the trauma is, if it remains unprocessed it will come out in ways you may not expect and mostly will not like. It may look like intense emotional reactions, constant stress, sickness and physical pain just to name a few. You may be reading this wondering if your issues may be affecting your relationships. The reality is that we all have issues and left unresolved they can spiral out of control and cost us relationships with those we love the most.

Are you tired of suffering in the pain of unresolved issues and ready for something better? If your answer is yes on any level then you have come to the right place. I am here to guide you toward awareness of how trauma affects your life and create a safe space to allow you to process and work through the agony of what happened. I use evidence based practices rooted in Christian principles to help you gain control of your mind, emotions, body and your life.

Throughout my career as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’ve worked with individuals, relationships, families and adolescents to overcome mental and emotional obstacles. I’ve seen women become empowered through setting healthy boundaries in their relationships, and find peace through processing trauma from their past. I have seen relationships and families transformed through dealing with the issues that have been causing them pain. I have successfully counseled men, women, and children into experiencing freedom from anxiety, depression and chronic stress. Are you ready to make the first decision towards the best version of yourself? All you need to do is contact us through phone or email to set up an appointment.

My education began at Cameron University, in Lawton, OK earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and finished at Mid America Christian University with a Master of Science degree in Counseling.

I have been married for over 10 years and love spending time with my husband. Marriage has taught me that two imperfect people can enjoy a great life if they commit to and focus on working on themselves first.

So, what are you waiting for? I know working on yourself is difficult and may feel overwhelming right now. However, the incredible freedom, peace, and loving relationships that await on the other side are worth it. And simply put, I believe you are worth the effort and hope I get the chance to help you discover how amazing and valuable you are. Your next step is to simply call or reach out through email to set up an appointment. I hope to hear from you soon!


Chad Hobbs

Chad Hobbs

In a world that often feels like it's spinning too fast, where decisions about school, career, and the future loom large, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Have you found yourself lying awake at night, gripped by anxiety, or feeling lost in the maze of life's choices? I understand these challenges deeply because I've navigated them too. There's a beacon of hope in this journey – you don't have to face it alone.

Talking about your struggles can feel daunting. My role is to create a space where you can freely express yourself, where we can uncover and confront the patterns or past issues that weigh you down. Think of me not just as a counselor, but as a fellow traveler who's committed to walking alongside you, helping you find clarity and strength.

Let's embark on this journey together, turning the page to start a new chapter in your story. The courage you've shown by considering therapy is already a significant step forward. Together, we can transform these challenges into opportunities for growth.

My journey to counseling began at OU, where I'm pursuing my M.Ed in Clinical Professional Counseling. My life outside of counseling is filled with the joy of family time with my wife and two kids and the tranquility of nature through hunting, fishing, and hiking. Music also plays a vital role in my life, allowing me to express myself as an amateur drummer.

These experiences enrich my understanding and empathy, enabling me to connect with you on multiple levels. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, or trauma, I'm here to offer a guiding hand and a listening ear.

Remember, taking the first step towards healing and understanding is the most challenging yet most crucial part. By reaching out, you're already moving towards a brighter, more stable future. If you feel ready to start this journey, please call or email us to schedule an appointment. Let's navigate these challenges together and find the path to a more peaceful, fulfilling life.

You're not alone in this. Reach out today, and let's take the first step together. Call or email us now – your story matters, and together, we can write a hopeful new chapter.


Brittany Phillips

Brittany Phillips, , Mental Health Coach (MA in counseling)

Do you feel like you give and give and get nothing in return? Leaving you feeling exhausted, defeated, and hopeless to the point of depression, anxiety or lack of self-esteem? Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness or disappointment either in yourself or someone else? Are you struggling in your relationship and thoughts of the future are filling you with doubt and fear? If you said yes to any of those questions then I can help.

I know it can be challenging to not only find the “bright side” of things, but even just to find the motivation to get out of bed every day. Are you ready for the good news? You absolutely can!! But you don’t have to do it alone. You are my priority! And my therapeutic approach is to get to know the real you, including the good, the bad and the ugly sides of your life. I am here with open arms to accept you without judgment or contempt! I will meet you wherever you are, and adjust to your needs and your goals on your journey to discovering what brings you true happiness and new life.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Southern Nazarene University. I am currently working towards my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at Mid America Christian University and am on track to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have the privilege of being married to a wonderful Husband and we have been blessed with two beautiful boys. Being a wife and mother has been the greatest blessing and among the greatest challenges of my life. Out of this tension of the blessing and struggle I have developed a passion for helping women navigate the struggles of pregnancy, postpartum, raising children, and marriage.

The truth is you are worthy and you are enough! The reality is most of our lives look like we don’t believe that. The good news is that I am here to help and you don’t have to walk this road alone!


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