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

Imagine rekindling the joy and serenity you once cherished, or perhaps experiencing them for the first time. If you're grappling with anxiety, relational difficulties, or the impact of trauma, remember, you're not alone. Together, we can forge a personalized path to help you rediscover your true self and progress towards a hopeful, healing future.

In my counseling sessions, I have the honor of assisting individuals as they navigate the complex terrain of their emotions, relationships, and personal growth. Through a collaborative partnership, we delve into your unique narrative, crafting strategies that bolster resilience and facilitate recovery. Whether it's enhancing relationships, addressing trauma, or managing stress, our journey is designed to be transformative.

I employ methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR to address the intertwined nature of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, fostering positive change. These proven techniques are especially adept at treating conditions like PTSD, anxiety, phobias, and depression, offering a solid framework for sustained personal development.

My educational background, including a stint as a soccer player at the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University, has fueled my commitment to helping others. My experience in sports has profoundly shaped my approach to counseling, emphasizing teamwork, resilience, and strategic planning.

Your story matters and deserves to be acknowledged and valued. If you’re poised to begin your healing journey, reach out now. Let's courageously step forward together towards a future where you feel empowered and revitalized. You don't have to navigate this path alone; your journey to a new outlook of hope and healing begins with a simple, brave act of reaching out.

I am ready to accompany you on this path. Contact us today, and let's start this journey together. A new chapter of hope, healing, and happiness awaits, just a conversation away.


Morgan Fowler, LPC Candidate

Morgan Fowler, LPC-Candidate

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.



JannaClare Garza (MA Intern)

In life's journey, it's not uncommon to feel as if we're navigating through storms, facing waves of anxiety, navigating the complexities of relationships, dealing with the heaviness of depression, or healing from past traumas. These challenges can make us feel lost and alone, but there's hope and guidance available. It's a path not just about enduring but about flourishing, grounded in the belief that through faith and the renewal of our mind, we can find a way forward.

This belief in the transformative power of renewal is central to my approach to counseling. Inspired by Romans 12:2, which urges us not to conform to this age but to be transformed by the renewal of our minds, my practice is a place where you can find support to navigate the challenges of life. It's about understanding your struggles in a deeper context and working together towards healing and fulfillment.

Your experiences, your pain, and your aspirations are unique, and they deserve to be met with compassion and understanding. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, seeking to rebuild or enhance relationships, finding a way through depression, or healing from trauma, there's a path through it. And you don't have to walk that path alone.

My journey to becoming a counselor has been deeply influenced by my Christian faith and a desire to serve others. After my undergraduate studies at The University of Oklahoma, I felt called to deepen my ability to provide healing and support, leading me to pursue a Masters in Clinical Professional Counseling at Divine Mercy University. My years of missionary service have shown me the profound difference that compassionate, faith-centered support can make.

In our sessions, we will work together in a safe space where your stories and struggles are heard and respected. It's a partnership aimed at helping you navigate your challenges and find the strength within yourself and your faith to move forward.

If you're ready for healing and growth, I encourage you to reach out. Together, we can embark on a journey of transformation, guided by faith, towards a life of greater joy, peace, and fulfillment. Your first step is to simply make the call or send an email. Let's begin this journey together, grounded in faith and open to the possibilities of what God can do through counseling in this season of your life. Contact us today so we can get started on your healing journey.


Chad Hobbs

Charly Moreau (MA Intern)

Navigating life's challenges, particularly when they surface as anxiety, stress, or issues in relationships, can often feel overwhelming. It's like finding your way through uncharted territory without a clear path. Wouldn't it be reassuring to have a seasoned guide by your side during these tough times?

Let me introduce myself. I am Charly Moreau, a counselor whose personal and professional experiences have uniquely equipped me to offer you support. As a veteran with 22 years of military service, I have faced and understood the unpredictable challenges and intense pressures associated with such a demanding career. This background has made me particularly adept at helping first responders, military personnel, and others who are dealing with high-stress situations and traumatic experiences. My deep insight into these dynamics equips me with the tools to provide meaningful support and guidance.

I also specialize in couples counseling. I understand that relationships can sometimes become strained and complex, much like navigating a difficult terrain. Whether you are struggling with communication barriers, trust issues, or simply need to rejuvenate your connection, I strive to create a nurturing environment where both partners feel valued and heard, helping to foster stronger, more resilient bonds.

I am currently completing my graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling at Mid-America Christian University, where I was trained to integrate Biblical principles to the extent that you are comfortable with. I respect and honor the personal beliefs of each client, ensuring that my therapeutic approach aligns with your values and needs.

My counseling style is characterized by warmth, acceptance, and collaboration. I tailor treatment plans specifically to address your unique challenges, promoting healing and growth. In my sessions, I create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions.

If you find yourself grappling with the effects of trauma, navigating significant life changes, or seeking help in your relationship, I am here to support you. I invite you to take the courageous step toward healing and personal development.

You don’t have to face these challenges alone. Reach out today—connect with me by calling or emailing to schedule your first appointment. Take this critical step towards a more balanced and satisfying life. Whether you're looking for personal healing or seeking to strengthen your relationship, I am committed to walking this path with you, every step of the way.

Start this transformative journey today. Your future self will be grateful.


Shae Gilbert, LPC

Shae Gilbert, LPC (Not accepting new patients)

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!


Brittany Phillips

Brittany Phillips, , Mental Health Coach (Not accepting new patients)

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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