Mental Health

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Individual, group, couples, and family counseling

Many people living with HIV/AIDS can benefit from talking with someone who is familiar with the unique stressors that can be caused by this illness.

Our therapists provide individual, group, couples and family counseling as well as substance abuse and addiction therapy for people infected with and directly affected by HIV/AIDS.


It is normal to have strong emotions after a new diagnosis with any disease, including feelings of fear, anger, or a sense of being overwhelmed. Often people feel helpless, sad, and anxious. These emotions can affect our ability to sleep, eat, and get important things accomplished. Clients bring a range of issues to counseling—from temporary stumbling blocks to long-term substance abuse, past traumas, depression, or anxiety.

With support, HIV does not have to be the reason for people not achieving what they want in life. We provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling for clients wanting to work through their issues.

Personal Therapy

Our mental health therapist specializes in trauma, sex therapy, smoking cessation, addictions and family counseling. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), the Mental Health Program Director is also a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). The Program Director has also completed professional training in Mind-Body Medicine and is certified to provide EMDR for patients experiencing post-traumatic stress, anxiety, addictions, and other related disorders.

Support Groups

Our Mental Health Program offers a weekly support group, Oklahomans Living Positively (OLP), as well as a twice monthly HIV Disclosure group, which are open to all persons living with HIV.

Keys to Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop enables participants to master the skills needed to manage HIV and other chronic diseases. Program graduates use these skills for solving challenges both inside and outside the doctor’s office, and often teach concepts from the classes to family and friends. Caregivers may also participate in Keys to Health classes so that they can learn how to help their loved ones affected by HIV/AIDS to better manage their disease.

Our counselors have completed formal training at Stanford University to facilitate the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

Eligibility

Clients do not need to receive care coordination to participate in our mental health programs; however they generally must meet the same guidelines for eligibility.