Agape Counseling is a professional counseling agency; a practice you can believe in. You will find that no one working here is a gossip; especially with your information. I strive to provide personalized care in a comfortable outpatient setting. Building trust in therapy and knowing I take confidentiality serious is essential. I will work to develop a direction for treatment that is specific and individualized to your specific needs. Please call or use the email contact form today.
Allow me the privilege to work with you in Poteau or other cities in LeFlore County, Sequoyah, Haskell, or Latimer Counties as well. I am only a short drive from Fort Smith, or any of the nearby areas to meet your counseling-mental health needs. I work with Christian or spiritual issues, chronic and/or acute migraine headaches, sadness or depression, grief, worry or anxiety, unusual fear, PTSD, marriage counseling, family counseling, anger management, alcohol and drug assessment/treatment planning, those struggling with challenges after coming home from war, trauma or abuse, and a number of other issues. Sometimes it is nice just to have someone to talk with about life's circumstances, but there are times when a professional intervention is needed. Life can be tough enough to handle. It is nice to have someone that can help. I am very happy to treat migraine headaches using Integrated EMDR (I-EMDR) without medications. Many times, migraines are treatable with I-EMDR. Give me a call to discuss this treatment and see if you are a good candidate for treatment. Why suffer if you do not have to? I am able to treat survivors of traumatic experiences in which the trauma was less than 90 days. Such as tornadoes, natural disasters, accidents, emergencies, and so on... using EC Hurley's Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol. Oklahoma City, OK. Treat addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, shopping, eating, smoking, and others using AJ Popky's DeTUR protocol with whom I trained under in Plano, TX. Treat Migraine Headaches using Steven Marcus' Integrated EMDR protocol with whom I trained under in Austin, TX. Basic EMDR from the EMDR Institute for PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and so on from the basic training in St. Louis, MO.
We will consider various stages of life and where you are currently. I believe in providing comprehensive mental health services to my patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I also believe in educating patients as I work with them to achieve the best psychological state possible. Further, I am trained to assess alcohol and other drug treatment or planning using the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) for adults and the Teen Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) for teens. I am trained in multiple modes of therapy. This training is very beneficial in assisting patients with the mode that bests fits their need at the time.
I am licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Further, I am an approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I am trained and oriented in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR Therapy) which is approved for use by the Veteran's Administration and the American Psychological Association. EMDR Therapy is a significant therapy when confronting past traumatic issues, anxiety-worry, depression, and relational issues. EMDR Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) have been very effective in dealing with molestation, rape, PTSD from war, law enforcement experiences, accidents, and other issues. For more information please visit the EMDR Institute's website at http://www.emdr.com/ I also use cognitive therapies and draw from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) when needed.
I have a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and undergraduate degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. My professional and academic training coupled with life experiences have been beneficial in relating to patients. Circumstances are worth exploring to develop choices that build on adaptive interventions and positive coping mechanisms.
I accept most insurance plans as a provider at our counseling center in Poteau. Cash, Credit Cards, or Checks for convenient payment routes are accepted. Currently I am a network provider for AETNA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, PHCS, Value Point Health EOS, Multiplan, PHCS Savility, HealthChoice, SoonerCare/Medicaid (SoonerCare/Medicaid only up to age 21) TRICARE, Tricare4Life, United Health, UMR, Pacificare PLHIC, Harvard Pilgram, Medica, Heartland, Golden Rule, ECHO, LCBA, Optum, Other insurance companies, and can work with you Out of Network as well. If you do not see your health plan, please call or message me through the contact information page and we can evaluate a private pay option if you wish to skirt your insurance plan or do not have insurance. Your mental state is worth working on. I value each person and will work with you to attain as positive of a state as is possible for you at this time in your life. It is worth it! Call today.
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Agape Counseling; Talk is not enough
Edwin Woolly, LPC