Shawn Maguire, LPC
I know whether you are from Oklahoma City Or Edmond you’re looking at my bio because you have one question:
Can I help you?
Can I help you with your relationships, overcome the hurts from the past, or overcome an unrelenting issue that’s causing you pain?
The answer is YES!
As a licensed counselor I have been helping people navigate the most treacherous and painful seasons of life for over 25 years. I have seen couples start at the brink of divorce and finish by renewing their vows because they created a new marriage that’s incredible. I have helped men and women through overwhelming anxiety to create a life where peace and joy are the norm. I now see couples in decade number two enjoying an amazing marriage because they started it by investing in Premarital counseling.
You may still be wondering how I can help you. You say “I have low self esteem” or another issue which I haven’t mentioned. I can still help because I start by getting to know the real you. The you the world never sees but you live with every day. Because I get to know the unique you, together we identify and overcome the issues causing you pain. From there I prayerfully and strategically create an action plan to move you towards accomplishing your goals.
When you contact me to set up an appointment, this is where the rubber meets the road. From the first session to the last you will be placed in a position to work through these issues. A place where God can truly revolutionize your life and your relationships as you do the work.
What happens if you don’t call or come in to set up an appointment? The answer looks you in the mirror every day. You will create more and more of the life you are now living.
If you are ready for something different, something transformative and significantly better then contact me to set up an appointment. Why are you still reading this? You are so worth the time and investment! Take the next step to start moving towards your better life Today.
More About Shawn
As a licensed professional counselor (LPC) Shawn has served the Edmond and Oklahoma City area for over 25 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Flagler College in the beautiful town of Saint Augustine, Florida. He went on to earn two master’s degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His first Masters is in Marriage and Family Therapy and the second Masters is in Christian Counseling. Shawn says that attending Oral Roberts University was an experience that transformed his life. He remembers it as a place where his eyes were opened to see how big, amazing, and truly loving God is.
Over the past 25 years Shawn has specialized in areas such as marriage counseling, OCD, anxiety, and helping parents raise amazing kids. He has extensive additional training in areas such as EMDR, CBT, and NLP. These, among all the other techniques Shawn uses are applied from a Christian worldview. Today the majority of his focus and what he is most known for is being a relationship expert. Shawn discovered that if he can help the couple then he can have an impact on them and their children for generations to come. This has been his passion and focus for many years.
He also enjoys consulting with business leaders or budding entrepreneurs. Through New Vision he has helped dozens of clients transition from employee to business owner. He has helped owners create cultures where people love going to work and the business and people thrive.
Shawn’s passion is helping his clients maximize their potential. He does this through helping them break free of destructive patterns and limiting beliefs. Then, he equips them with the tools and resources to build their dream relationships, business, and life.
When not at work Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, growing closer to God and friends along with anything that has to do with fishing and the outdoors. The crown jewel of his life is his amazing wife Tanda and their two children Berklee and Hayden. Shawn says they represent God’s grace and His blessing him in ways we could never earn.
Darbey Hargrove, MA ( LPC-Candidate )
Do you feel exhausted trying to keep up with life’s expectations and often find yourself overwhelmed with anxiety? You might even have days where you don’t recognize yourself. The good news is that you are capable of change and your identity is not found in the things of this world. You have a God who knows you and made you uniquely in His image.
If you are like me, being vulnerable about your life can be very difficult. BUT, we are not meant to walk in this world alone, so I am glad that you are here! It is my mission to create an environment where you feel safe and encouraged to share your story. I want to walk alongside you as you grow and transform your life from the inside out.
I am passionate about helping you reach your goals and become the best version of yourself. I have a non-judgmental approach, and I want you to feel heard, known, and seen during our time together.
I earned my bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!), and I am a counselor-in-training at Liberty University working towards my LPC. I played soccer for OU, and I love being competitive and all things sports. My passions include making memories with my family and friends, taking my dog on walks, and spending time with Jesus.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Morgan Fowler, Mental Health Coach (MA in counseling)
Do you struggle to see your value and constantly worry about what people think of you? Are there relationships in your life that you feel are broken and you just don’t know how to fix them? Or maybe you are overwhelmed and stressed and go through most days feeling anxious. If you can relate, you are not alone. So many people struggle with these and other issues. And most will just try to survive their life instead of getting help so they can truly live.
The great news is that this doesn’t have to be you because you have a choice. And you have already taken a positive step by seeking help. When you invite me into your life; the next phase of your healing journey can begin. The journey of counseling is different for everyone. For many, childhood trauma and hurtful experiences stick with you and affect the way you look at the world around you. For others it is who you married or the job or toxic environment you are in. All issues from the past and present can cause stress, ptsd, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, anger just to name a few and leave you feeling hopeless. If this is you I see you and want to help. I am here to help you walk through your painful memories of the past and invite Jesus into those hurt places. I want to help you navigate the situations and people in your life so you can heal from the past, set healthy boundaries and become the person that lives loved.
I do this by creating a safe and non judgmental space to share your story. I jump into your story with you. I get to know the real you and provide guidance and practical tools and resources to help. When you counsel with me you have someone who is for you and you are no longer alone in this journey.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree and I am currently working towards a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at Mid-America Christian University. Through my education at a faith-based college and my spiritual journey at Life Church, I have learned to truly embrace my authentic self.
I enjoy crafts, home décor, and dogs. I worked at a veterinary clinic so empathy and compassion are central to my personality and values. My husband and I have been married for seven years and we have two scruffy dogs that keep us busy. We attend Church on Sundays and ensure that we keep God as # 1 in both our lives and marriage. I cannot wait to meet you and help you heal and grow into your best self.
Michael McPherson, LPC
Imagine a journey, one where the path is not always clear, and the burdens feel too heavy to carry alone. Imagine the relief of finding a guide, someone who not only understands the rugged terrain but has helped countless others navigate it successfully. This is the journey you embark on with Michael H. McPherson, a seasoned counselor ready to walk beside you.
Michael doesn’t just hold two master’s degrees in Human Relations and Christian Counseling; he carries a lantern of experience, illuminating a 43-year path through the complexities of anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, depression, sexual behavioral problems and more. His expertise isn’t just academic; it’s deeply personal and continuously honed through decades of dedicated service and ongoing training.
Remember the relief of sharing a heavy secret or the moment of clarity in a long-confusing situation? That’s the relief and clarity Michael has brought to many throughout his career. As the former Executive Director of Speck Homes for Boys and a key developer of programs for adolescent sexual behavioral issues, Michael’s compassion and expertise have changed lives.
His certifications are not just titles but testaments to his commitment to provide the most effective care. From being EMDR trained, nationally certified in TF-CBT (Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, Michael’s toolbox is filled with specialized strategies to help you heal from trauma, anxiety, and sexual abuse.
If you’ve ever whispered to yourself, “I’ve got this now,” after a moment of conquering a fear or anxiety, then you know the power of overcoming what once seemed insurmountable. Michael’s counseling philosophy is grounded in the belief that therapy should empower you to take control, move forward, and transform your life from hopelessness to self-empowerment. Imagine the feeling of breaking free from the chains of your trauma, anxiety, or relationship troubles.
Michael’s personal journey of 44 years in a loving and respectful marriage enriches his understanding and empathy, particularly when guiding couples through their struggles. His deep love for marriage counseling and aiding couples stems from his own experiences and the desire to see relationships flourish.
Envision the sense of accomplishment and peace as you overcome each obstacle with Michael’s guidance, utilizing TF-CBT, EMDR, CPT, and the word of God. His approach is not one-size-fits-all but tailored to meet you where you are, addressing your unique needs and goals. His philosophy isn’t just about changing lives; it’s about witnessing the transformation that comes when someone empowers themselves through counseling.
As you read this, you might recognize your own longing for change, for healing, and for empowerment. If Michael’s journey resonates with you, don’t wait to take the first step. Reach out today, and let’s start walking together towards the future you deserve. Call or email to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to empowerment. Seek wise counsel, and witness how therapy can be a positive, life-changing experience. Your path to healing starts here, and Michael is ready to guide you every step of the way. Let’s connect, and together, explore the possibilities that await.
Joshua Rhoades, LPC
Do you feel like your life has become too chaotic and overwhelming and you are barely surviving each day? Are you living in hopelessness because your marriage is unhealthy and failing? Do you desire more than anything to have a strong bond and connection with your spouse where you are able to resolve conflict and compromise without it turning into a blown-out fight? Are you ready for a better marriage? If the answer to that is yes then I can help! I have helped marriages overcome bitterness, resentment, communication issues, infidelity, and most importantly begin to love, respect, and cherish each other! I also work with kids (8 years and older), teens, and adults conquer the issues they are facing to recapture their lives. I do this by listening to you to get to know the real you. Together, we will explore what the core issues you are facing in order to create constructive solutions for them. Through my non-judgmental approach you are seen, heard, and valued during our time together.
As your counselor, I approach counseling by using Biblical principles combined with effective counseling techniques as the foundation of how I can best help you. I use techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Gottman Method, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Narrative therapy, Reality Therapy, TBRI, among others to uncover the roots of why life is the way it is for you and why you have not been able to get better until now. From there, we collaborate on a plan that includes action steps uniquely tailored to help you. I have had a tremendous amount of success helping my clients transform their lives from depression, anxiety, stress/anger management, relationship and marital issues, behavior management of children and teens, family dynamics, and communication issues.
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 walk with Christ and my family are the most treasured aspects of my life. I love to be out in nature whether that may be to fish, mountain bike, hike, play sports, or just relax! I also love to cook, travel to new places, 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 cannot wait to meet you and begin this journey by your side. The journey where you break free from what is weighing you down and you begin discovering and creating what “Better” looks like for you! Let’s start today by reaching out through email or phone.
Emily Boyers, LPC
Do you ever feel like no one understands? Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed, hopeless or lost. Are you struggling to connect with others around you? Sometimes change feels impossible and happiness seems unattainable. The good news is that you don’t have to walk this road alone. I am here to help!
The first step takes courage, and you’ve already done that! Let me meet you there and take the journey with you. I will come alongside you with support, understanding, and encouragement. You feel yourself valued and accepted in our sessions. Together we will develop skills to work through life’s anxiety and stress and to build lasting and sustainable relationships.
As a Christian counselor, I use proven counseling strategies and Christ-centered principles to support you in reaching your goals and discovering and creating your best life. We will work together to look at your mind and heart and how these form your behaviors and patterns. I am confident that if we start therapy, you have a 100% chance to create lasting change! Schedule a session today!
I earned 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 seen amazing transformation 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 (who is a radical outdoorsman) and our adorable mini-Australian shepherd, Daisy. As a former college athlete, I’m a lover of all things sports! In my free time, I enjoy Crossfit, reading, and college football.
Ben Thompson, LMFT
I help people change their lives and relationships by helping them defeat the patterns that are keeping them stuck, unsatisfied, and unhappy. I do this with a blend of warmth, humor, Scripture, and challenge. I work with couples who are convinced they can be better but struggle with knowing how to get there. I also work with individuals who want to not only gain insight into themselves but who also want to experience more out of life.
With over a decade of experience as a therapist, I help clients discover what is behind their behavior and then challenge them to grow and change. I lead them through this growth process so they can experience life and relationships more fully. I am committed to doing what it takes to help his clients push through their old patterns and limits so they can get results.
I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. I am a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Bible and Ministry, and then received my master of arts in counseling degree from Harding Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. I am married to my beautiful wife (15 years and counting) and have two amazing daughters. I consider my marriage to be one of the most difficult, but also one of the most rewarding parts of my life, and this inspires my passion to help others do the hard work that it takes to have an awesome marriage and life.
Linda Gerber, LPC
Are you experiencing a season of struggle in your life? Are you experiencing relationship troubles? Are you healing from a traumatic experience or loss? Are you mourning the death of a loved one? Or perhaps you just want to make a good relationship better. Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time to build up, and a time to heal. Perhaps this is your time to heal. Perhaps this is your time to build up. Can counseling help you heal? Yes, it can. Can counseling help you build up? Yes, it can, and it does. I would be honored to assist you as you experience this season of struggle and healing in your life.
We all experience seasons of change and challenge in our lives, and some of these seasons can have a powerful effect on us. My interest in human relationships, counseling and healing 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 losses and deep grief. My personal healing journey includes education, acceptance of God’s love and great counseling. Through my training and experience I am able to empathize and provide you with the path and the tools to experience incredible healing and growth in your life!
I have been a licensed Counselor for thirty years and I would be honored to join your story as your personal therapist. I will meet you where you are and journey with you as you move forward in your healing. I offer Faith based counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the areas of relationship building, improved self-esteem, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, marital and pre-marital counseling.
I received 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 the mother of two sons, the grandmother of three grandchildren, and a widow. My husband died young after nearly 32 years of marriage. In my free time, I like to spend time with family, play with my grandchildren, have dinner with friends, cook, garden, swim, read and play board games. Now that you know a little about me, how about we start the journey of your healing and growth together as I get to know you.
Shae Gilbert, LPC
If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are feeling the weight and uncertainty of this life. You may be asking “why did this happen to me?” You may be pleading with God to take the pain away and feeling unsure as to why you continue to feel stuck in it. I want you to know I am here to listen to you and meet you where you are. Life is hard and doing it alone is not how we were created to live.
Maybe you are considering therapy after living in a sense of fear and confusion for too long. I am here to help you find peace and a better way to move through life’s difficulties. Are you struggling in your relationships or fighting to stop the negative cycles that no longer benefit you? I want to encourage you that there are better ways to manage this life. I welcome you to meet with me in a judgement free space where I will introduce to you new perspectives and challenge the viewpoints no longer working for you.
I have counseled Individuals, children, relationships and families throughout my career and have seen significant improvement in their self-confidence and ability to create great relationships. I love helping coming alongside those of you who have suffered trauma. Trauma can change our brains in ways that make us view our world differently. This can cause you to feel fatigued, anxious, overwhelmed, or easily startled at the slightest disruption. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. We can work together to bring healing and peace to your life.
I earned a Master’s of Counseling from Mid America Christian University and being a therapist has been a passion of mine since childhood. I am honored to live out that passion today and understand how sacred the therapeutic room can be. I value the trust you place in me and my evidence based practices and will create a safe and non judgmental space for you to heal and grow. Our sessions together can be warm, challenging, and full of grace. With the goal of helping you identify the issues causing you pain, treat them effectively, and empower you to grow into the person God created you to become.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and love all things to do with organization and systems. A common phrase in our home is that “any mess can be cleaned up” and I truly believe that no matter how messy your life or relationships have become, I can help you. I would love to meet with you and find ways to bring peace and healing to your life. All you need to do now is contact me by phone or email to set up an appointment today.
Life can be incredibly tough. In a world where we’re virtually connected to countless people, it’s ironic how we often feel so disconnected in real life. We’re bombarded with opinions and judgments, yet rarely does someone genuinely ask us how we truly feel or what we think. Many of us carry deep-seated traumas that resurface, preventing us from moving forward. We might try to numb our pain with substances, alcohol, or gambling, only to find that these are fleeting escapes. The weight of future fears and societal expectations can shroud our present, causing us to forget how to live our one precious life. It’s easy to feel like we’re fighting our battles in isolation, but remember, you don’t have to go through this alone.
Maybe you recognize a piece of yourself in one of those statements, and you’re considering therapy. If so, I’d like to extend an invitation to you—a chance to sit down and get to know each other. My purpose in counseling is to create a safe haven where you can freely be yourself, free from judgment. Together, we’ll uncover the roots of your pain, confront your conflicts, and dismantle the barriers holding you back from a more fulfilling life. It won’t be effortless, but I promise you won’t be alone on this journey. Let’s create the life you deserve.
Allow me to introduce myself briefly: I hold a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science in Behavioral Science from Cameron University. Currently, I’m pursuing my Master of Education in Clinical Professional Counseling at the University of Oklahoma. I will earn a dual license as a professional counselor (LPC) and alcohol & drug counselor (LADC-MH). Growing up near a military base, I have a deep-seated passion for serving service members and veterans grappling with the burdens and lasting effects of military service and deployments. Additionally, I find immense fulfillment in helping young adults who feel lost, battling depression, and struggling to find their way in the complexities of modern life, all while striving to unlock their full potential. In my life, I am guided by my unwavering dedication to serving God and cherishing my incredible wife and children. And, I relish every opportunity to immerse myself in the great outdoors.
Now, let’s talk about you. Your pain, your struggles, and your journey to healing matter deeply to me. You see, I’ve been there too, navigating the complexities of life and striving to overcome its challenges. I know what it’s like to feel disconnected, to carry the weight of past traumas, and to yearn for a brighter future. That’s why I’m here, to walk alongside you and provide the guidance, support, and understanding you need to overcome your obstacles.
If you’re reading this, it’s a sign that you’re ready for a change. You’re ready to take that first step towards a brighter future, towards a life where you can thrive, not just survive. Don’t hesitate any longer. Reach out to me today and let’s embark on this journey together. You don’t have to face your struggles alone—there is hope, and there is help.
Please, give me a call or send an email to schedule an appointment. Your path to healing and a more fulfilling life starts here, and I’m here to support you every step of the way. Let’s start this journey together.
Brittany Phillips, Mental Health Coach (MA in counseling)
I often ask myself how I want my clients to feel when they come to see me. Several possibilities come to mind. I want you to feel comforted, safe, free to be yourself. But, the feeling that best describes my desire for a client who sees me is acceptance. Acceptance may be something you strive to gain from others. Or, this may be something you strive to gain from yourself. My prayer for every client I see is to become that person in their life. The person they don’t feel the need to gain acceptance from. It is a priority of mine to treat every individual with kindness, respect, and value. I will take the time to get to know the real you. We can discover what makes you come alive by bringing you hope and joy through counseling. We will also walk together to uncover any darkness surrounding you that may be holding you back from becoming Who God created you to be.
A little about me. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Southern Nazarene University and am currently working towards a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling at Mid America Christian University. My end goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am beyond blessed to be married to the love of my life and to mother two energetic boys who give me so much to look forward to (including a few gray hairs). I also have two senior Miniature Schnauzers whom I fully recognize as members of our family! I have a passion for helping women through various life experiences such as anxiety, pregnancy, postpartum, and raising children. In addition, I have a special place for teens/young adults who are just trying to survive the pressures and desires of acceptance while discovering themselves! Above all, I am a real person who is excited to get to know the real you and to help you heal and achieve your goals.