Marriage and Family Therapy in Oklahoma City Ok


Shawn Maguire, LPC

Shawn received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Flaggler College in St. Augustine, Florida. He then went on to receive two masters degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His first is in Marriage and Family Therapy and his second master’s degree is in Christian Counseling.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Shawn has also developed expertise in many other areas relating to individual freedom from depression, OCD, anger, anxiety and more. He has been trained in EMDR, NLP, and CBT (to name a few) and uses these techniques under the umbrella of a Christian worldview. He integrates his skills in a way that offers a highly personalized approach that is tailored to each client.

Outside of the office Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, anything outdoors, and fishing.


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!


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.


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.


Carrie Lance

Carrie Lance, LPC

The truth is no one goes to counseling because life is amazing. If you are like me, you are seeking help because something has happened that is really beginning to have a negative impact on your life. Are there circumstances or uncontrollable events that feel overwhelming to you, causing fear or anxiety, and leaving you with little joy and meaning each day?

As you think about seeing a counselor, please know that this decision is not a sign of weakness, helplessness, or even a lack of faith. In fact, it is the opposite. When you decide to start counseling, it reveals strength in you to “try one more thing”, and also reveals that there is still a spark of hope in you that things can get better.

I would consider it a privilege to partner with you to build on that strength and hope. When you invite me into your story, you can expect me to use effective and innovative counseling techniques guided by Biblical principles. And since we are taking this journey together, I will uniquely tailor the techniques I use to you and what you need in this season.

As a licensed professional counselor (LPC) for more than 20 years, I have worked with children, adults, and families as they have faced a variety of challenges including grief, trauma, medical issues (illness, injury, pain), anxiety, and parenting/family issues, work stress and marriage. I attended Southern Nazarene University where I earned both a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Since that time, I have lived in Oklahoma making me a proud almost-lifelong Okie.

My parents were missionaries to Africa and I grew up with a very different experience than most Americans. This experience helps me relate to people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and it instilled in me a passion to find common ground among people. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 30 years. Together we enjoy life with 2 adult children, 1 college student, 1 son-in-law, a most adorable granddaughter, and one ornery cat. In my free time I enjoy fishing, hiking, and the beauty of nature . I love to read, knit, cook, listen to music, and try to beat my family in almost any board game. What about you? You have a unique story too. My desire for you is to realize that there is hope for you right now, and you can take the next step to a new chapter in your story. All you have to do is click on the “contact” tab or call us to get started with your first appointment.


Joshua Rhodes, LPC Candidate

Joshua Rhodes, LPC

Do you feel like life is becoming unmanageable and you do not know how to regain control? Are you living a stressful life because your kids are angry, depressed, and anxious? Do you desperately want to ease their burdens but don’t know how? Is your relationship unhealthy and you feel like nothing is working and feel hopeless that things will change?

Are you ready for you to regain control of your life and receive the help you need? If you answered yes then I can help you! Through counseling, I have helped children, teens, and adults overcome the obstacles in their life, work through their pain and create a better life. I do this by getting to know the true you and going to the source of the issues you are facing. Through my non-judgmental approach you are seen, heard, and valued during our time together.

When working with your child or teen, I often use TBRI and other methods and activities to connect with them on their level. I get to know them and what fascinates them to connect with them to open doors to their hearts. Once these doors are opened, we can begin to empower them to start investing and making changes that will transform their life.

My approach is to use Biblical principles combined with effective counseling techniques as the foundation of how I help you. I use techniques such as CBT and Reality Therapy to uncover the roots of why life is the way it is and why you have not been able to change until now. From there, I create an action plan tailored uniquely to you.

I have seen lives transform from depression, anxiety, stress/anger management, relationship issues, behavior management, parenting struggles, communication issues and so many more.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Oklahoma and my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at Oklahoma State University.

My relationship with Jesus and family is the core of who I am. I love to be outdoors at any chance I can get to fish, bike, hike, and play sports! I also love to cook, travel, and woodwork. One of my favorite quotes is “Religion is a guy in church thinking about fishing. Relationship is a guy out fishing thinking about God” - Unknown.

I am excited to begin this journey together. The journey where you break free from what is keeping you captive and begin living the best version of yourself!


Brittany Phillips

Brittany Phillips, BA

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!


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.


Darbey Hargrave, BA (Intern)

Darbey Hargrove, BA (Intern)

Are there days where you don’t seem to recognize yourself? You might feel as though anxiety and the expectations of this world have taken over your identity. You don’t have to face these problems alone, because God has created us to walk beside one another when faced with adversity. Your identity is not based on the things of this earth, and there is healing and restoration available for you.

I am happy that you are here reaching out for help because I know that it is not easy to admit when you need to make a change in your life. It would be a privilege for me to walk beside you on this journey. My method is to create a non-judgmental environment so that you know that all parts of you are accepted, seen, and known during our time together. I want to help you identify patterns that have been holding you back so that you may become the best version of yourself.

I played soccer at the University of Oklahoma where I earned my bachelor's degree; so you will probably never catch me wearing orange! I am currently working towards my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University to become an LPC. I am passionate about my relationships with my friends, family, and Jesus. I love competing in all different sports, taking my dog for walks, and being spontaneous.

I look forward to connecting with you soon!


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.


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