Our Therapists

Shawn Maguire, LPC

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.

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Shae Gilbert, LPC

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.

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Ben Thompson, LMFT

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.

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Dustin Walker, LPC

Dustin Walker, LPC

Do you ever feel alone in your thoughts, unable to communicate with those around you?  Do you feel like when you try to talk about it you just can’t find the words or that you’re met with criticism and judgement?  Do you feel like no one understands you? As your therapist, it’s my desire to come alongside you and meet you where you are; to know you for who you are.  

As Christians, we are not immune to the effects of depression, anxiety, or trauma, however I believe we have a great hope because of Jesus.  Though the world can try to blind us to His love, I believe that there is nothing too far gone from His ability to redeem; no matter how dark the depression, how hopeless the marriage, or how crippling the anxiety.  Through Gospel-Centered counseling, you will begin to experience the Peace that surpasses all understanding.  

I can show you how God created your heart and how it interacts with daily life.  You will understand the patterns of thought and feeling that form your desires and drives, and I can help you understand how God created them to a specific purpose.  I fully believe that when you understand the pattern, you gain the ability to change the pattern to align with His design.  

I like to help people like you uncover the deep structure of their beliefs and values in order to discover the root of the problem.  This is important because we often feel pressured to change our behavior without examining our hearts. But to me, that’s the equivalent of taking bad fruit off a tree and stapling good fruit onto the branches.  It doesn’t make sense! And that is because it is in the roots that good or bad fruit begins.  

I received my Master’s in Counseling from Mid-America Christian University.  I am married with three kids and a very hyper labradoodle, and I enjoy writing fiction and being immersed in a book.     

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Erin Jackson, LPC Candidate

Erin Jackson, LPC Candidate

Do you just want to be well? Maybe you find yourself longing for peace of mind. Perhaps you feel like you have more questions than answers and you really don’t know where to turn. Good news: you’re not alone and there is help available.

Jesus came that we may have life – not just life, but abundant life (John 10:10). That’s a promise from the Word of God. You may ask, “If that’s a promise, why am I not experiencing that?” Well, while we are on this earth, we are going to experience trouble and suffering. That’s also found in the Word. But even though we, as Christians, are not immune to life’s difficulties, we have a Greater Hope. We have a Savior Who offers healing and grace freely. Sometimes Jesus gives us immediate healing, and sometimes we have to walk through a journey of healing that tries our faith. No matter how deep and dark the valley, God will be with you every step of the way.

In counseling, I use biblical principles as well as effective and proven therapeutic techniques. I believe that we are made up of body, mind, and spirit and as such, when one is not working well, the other parts of us suffer so we must address all parts. We all want to be well and whole. Jesus wants us to be well and whole. I would love to partner with you on a journey to wellness, to wholeness. To the abundant life you’ve been dreaming of and hoping for.

I have worked with many different people of all backgrounds and ages, many of whom have suffered from depression, anxiety and panic attacks, ADHD, trauma, loss, behavioral issues, marital difficulties, and problems with anger. I received a Master’s degree in the Science of Counseling from Mid-America Christian University.

Remember: there is hope. You will experience peace and joy again. When God is in it, it’s not over. Let’s get started today! You’re worth it.

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 Emily Boyers, LPC

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.

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Joshua Rhodes, LPC Candidate

Joshua Rhodes, LPC Candidate

Do you feel like your life has become too chaotic and overwhelming and you are barely surviving each day? Are you living in worry because your kids are irritable, anxious, and depressed? Do you desire more than anything to make things better for them but don’t know how? Is your family struggling to get along and you feel like you have tried everything and feel hopeless that things will change?

Are you ready for something better? If the answer to that is yes then I can help! I have helped kids, teens, and adults conquer the issues they are facing and 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.

When working with your child or teen, I often use a variety of methods and activities to connect with them on their level. I get to know them and what interests them. I build a relationship where they start to trust and begin opening the locked doors in their heart. Once they allow these doors to be opened I can empower them to start choosing to get heal and move forward because they want to

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 CBT, TBRI, Reality Therapy, 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 an 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 issues, behavior management, parenting struggles, communication issues and 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 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! Lets start today by reaching out through email or phone.

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Carrie Lance, LPC

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.

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Michael Lecy

Michael Lecy

DI spent 15 years as a pastor helping people walk through the different seasons and storms of life. During that time I also took on the role of a pastoral counselor and saw amazing results working with individuals, marriages, and families of all ages.

These experiences uncovered a deep need to help people experience growth and learn compassion for themselves and others as they navigate the complexities and unexpected challenges of life. Helping you find wholeness and transformation is my greatest desire and I believe it’s possible no matter where you are.

Currently, I am completing my masters degree in marriage and family therapy and continuing to see people’s lives transformed through pastoral counseling and being a life coach.

I’ve been married for 11 years and have 4 children ages seven, five, and twin three year old boys. I will bring all of my life and educational experience into the care I give you and cannot wait to be a part of your growth and healing.

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Lynly Grider

Lynly Grider

Do you frequently suffer the effects of anxiety? Do you ever feel depressed or lonely and believe that you are unworthy? You don’t have to figure out the issue by yourself, and you’re not alone. My method of treating depression and anxiety centers on identifying the root cause and getting to know the real you. You are capable of anything. Together, we can find answers so you can live life to the fullest.

I’m a counselor-in-training at Mid America Christian University, pursuing my LPC license in the state of Oklahoma. I’m passionate about helping women overcome disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD by combining cutting-edge counseling techniques like solution-focused therapy and CBT with art therapy. Because of the unique challenges they face, I am drawn to work with military families, special needs families, and women in ministry.

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Linda Gerber, LPC

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.

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