Paula has a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, a Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling, and an expected PhD degree in Advanced Studies in Human Behaviors to be conferred January 2018. Paula has worked her entire career to help children and families in various areas including: Child Protective Services worker/supervisor, Public Career Teacher and Virtual Lead Teacher in K12 online, with experience in Special Education, and Individual and Family Counseling. Integration of various therapy techniques are used including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), to change thoughts and beliefs about oneself, which change thought processes and ultimately the unwanted behaviors. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), teaching skills of emotion regulation, distress tolerance/resiliency, and interpersonal effectiveness. Paula works with Children, Adolescents, and Adults through Individual and Family counseling sessions weekly, with issues such as Depression, Anxiety and panic attacks, PTSD, and Trauma-related issues among many others. Paula works mainly in clients’ homes in McCurtain, Choctaw, and Pushmataha counties to accommodate those who have physical or financial difficulties that would prevent them from traveling to the main office. Paula is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is affiliated with the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), Oklahoma Christian Counselor’s Association (OCCA) and the National Honor Society (NHS).
When individuals are dealing with life’s ups and downs, it is not unusual for their lives to become complicated. My desire is to help by working with the client and counselor to provide case management and behavioral health rehabilitation services. In my role as case manager, I am often advocating for children at school, monitoring grades, or linking adult clients to services to help them obtain housing or other necessities of life. My name is Mindi Westbrook. I am A wife, mother, member of Wright City First Assembly of God Church, and a devoted member of my community. I graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Health and Physical Education. After retiring from a career in education, I began working at Full Life Family Resource Center, with clients to help them learn and practice skills to improve self esteem, increase social skills, reduce depression, anxiety, and control anger. My teaching experience has been invaluable for me as I work with clients in my community to help them make positive life changes.
Dr. Glynis Watkins earned her PhD in Counseling Studies from Capella University after completing her Master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma. In 2010, Glynis returned to her hometown of Broken Bow and started Full Life Family Resource Center where she is the Clinical Director and provides counseling to children, adults and couples. When counseling with children, Glynis often uses sandtray therapy which involves having children use miniatures to create their world in the sand. With older children and adults she primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy. This is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional Freudian psychoanalysis, which probes childhood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on solutions, encouraging clients to challenge distorted thoughts and change destructive patterns of behavior. She has recently been trained in the Gottman Method of Relationship Counseling and provides couple’s counseling in weekly sessions or in a 3-day retreat setting. Glynis and has been a counselor for 17 years and was a teacher 13 years prior to that. She has raised 3 children, and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, doing new things and going to different places.
An Oklahoma Native, Erika White grew up in the Broken Bow area and graduated from Wright City High School. She went on to pursue her education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) in Durant, Ok. Erika graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology in May of 2015. Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree, she was also accepted into the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Master’s Program where she graduated with honors in receiving her Master of Arts in CMHC in December of 2017. Erika is currently a LPC Candidate, working towards accumulating her hours necessary to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Erika welcomes individuals, couples, families, and groups. Areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and more. Erika’s theoretical foundation draws from a Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) Approach in counseling; this approach is designed to help individuals and/or family members better understand themselves and their situation. Within this approach, there are three core values that Erika holds dear to her counseling style, the first is genuineness, the second is unconditional positive regard and the third core value is empathy. Erika and her husband, Chris, have one son. Outside of work, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and traveling.
If you would like to contact Erika with any questions or to set up an appointment we have provided her direct line. Feel free to call or text Erika at: 580.306.8714.
Chelsea Richardson grew up in south central Oklahoma in the Ardmore area. She moved to Broken Bow in 2010 to be closer to her husband’s family. Chelsea graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Christian Counseling in 2013. She later graduated with her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Chelsea is currently a LPC Candidate and welcomes individuals, couples, families, and groups. Areas of focus include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, grief and loss, and substance use. Chelsea’s theoretical foundation is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approach. DBT focuses on helping individuals become more present in their lives and challenging unhealthy thought processes. DBT is centered around four main skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Together these skills help people live a more full, joyous, and productive life. Chelsea and her husband, Levi, have two young daughters. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys crafting, knitting, reading, and spending time with her family.