We have many wonderfull people here at Focus Mental Health. Here we will highlight all of those wonderful people
Johnie Fredman is the owner of Focus Mental Health Services, LLC and also Heartland Hypnosis Services, LLC. Mr. Fredman has been in the mental health field since 1995. He has also served as a police office and full-time minister. Johnie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) , National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a licensed LPC supervisor. He is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a board certified hypnotist and certified hypnosis instructor. Johnie works with clients of all ages. He was formerly the Director of Psychological Health for the Oklahoma National Guard. His training and experience helps him to assist soldiers, emergency services personnel, and everyday people to overcome traumas and difficult experiences in their lives. Johnie also enjoys helping couples resolve relationship struggles and has significant experience working with troubled children and teenagers. Johnie utilizes a wide range of techniques to help his clients. He draws from many theoretical approaches, such as CBT, person-centered, and family systems theories. He also utilizes neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, which has been proven to be highly effective for many issues, including helping with ADHD, sleeping problems, autism, and trauma.
Johnie is a member of the following professional organizations:
American Counseling Association
Oklahoma Counseling Association (Membership Chair)
EMDR International Association
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
International Association of Trauma Professionals
International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists
American Association of Christian Counselors
National Guild of Hypnotists
You may contact Johnie at Focus Mental Health, 405-214-0116, or by email at email@example.com
Misty Douthit is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) working in the Shawnee area. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Special Education in 1997, she began her teaching career in Paden, Oklahoma as a Special Education teacher/director, working with children diagnosed with many different disorders and difficulties such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, learning disabilities, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Before becoming an LPC, Misty also taught in Tecumseh, Konawa, and Bowlegs. Misty entered the mental health field in 2010 and recently became a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Play Therapy Supervisor. Even though Misty has more experience working with children, she also works with teenagers and adults. She individualizes her counseling modality to meet the needs of each client, and offers neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, which has been proven to be highly effective for many issues, including helping with ADHD, sleeping problems, autism, and trauma. You may contact Misty at Focus Mental Health, 405-214-0116 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa D. Findley, M.S., LPC, has been working in the mental health field since 2001. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and her M.S. in Psychological Services from East Central University. Melissa is married and has two daughters. In addition to psychotherapy, Melissa is trained in Biofeedback, Hypnosis, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. You may contact Melissa at email@example.com.
Judy Chaffin is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate. Judy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Elementary School Counseling. She is certified in Elementary and Secondary Counseling, and has completed her coursework for professional counseling. Judy has 25 years combined experience as a teacher and counselor in public schools, primarily working with lower elementary children. Her school experience includes working with students with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Emotional Disturbances. Although the majority of her experience has been with young children, her counseling experience also includes older children and teens. Judy uses a variety of counseling techniques to work with her clients and meet their individual needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and neurofeedback. You may contact Judy at Focus Mental Health, 405-214-0116 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacquline obtained her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. Her approach focuses on creating a therapeutic relationship in which the client is able to speak of and look at any part of their lives in a psychologically and spiritually safe environment. She believes that much of our healing can be found in an empathic, supportive therapeutic encounter than challenges and supports individuals in their journey. She believes genuine and meaningful change takes place as clients grow in awareness, balance, and clarity. You may reach Jacquline at email@example.com.
Rilda is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is available to see clients with a wide variety of Marital, Family and Individual issues or concerns. As a TCK she is especially interested in cultural transitions and third-culture concerns. She also has many years of experience working with those who are dealing with grief and loss. Rilda enjoys working with people dealing with coming-of-age issues and with those who are experiencing life cycle transitions. She provides premarital counseling using the Prepare-Enrich program. Rilda also provides MFT supervision to Master’s Level students as well as to professionals seeking Licensure as LMFTs. Rilda is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and also an Approved Supervisor. The Approved Supervisor designation identifies those professionals who have met the educational, experiential, and supervisory training requirements to supervise marriage and family therapists, for AAMFT Clinical Fellow Membership. For the past 13 years Rilda has worked extensively with teenagers and young adults using a variety of theoretical approaches such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Experiential Therapy. You may contact Rilda at Focus Mental Health Services, 405-214-0116, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan is a LPC Candidate who works in the Seminole and Shawnee areas. Susan earned her B.S. in Psychology at ECU, and went on to earn her M.Ed. in Applied Behavioral Studies in Counseling from Oklahoma City University. Susan started her career in mental health as a case manager and rehabilitation specialist in the Shawnee/McLoud area. While in school, Susan completed her training in Hypnosis and worked as a crisis counselor with OK Strong after the tornado that hit Moore and Shawnee. She started her training in meditation and mindfulness at a local Buddhist Temple and has trained for 3 years in this discipline. After completing her graduate education for counseling, she started neurofeedback training to further help her clients on their journey to self-improvement. Susan worked in the drug and alcohol field as well and offers groups on several different topics. Susan opened an office in Seminole last year to help promote mental health in her home town. She enjoys working with teens and the elderly or anyone in transition.
Deborah (Debbie) Chesser was born in Upland, California and moved to Shawnee, OK in 1975. She has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from East Central University, a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from East Central University, and a Masters of Education in Public School Administration from The University of Central Oklahoma. She finished up her requirements for LPC at Mid America Christian University and was approved for Supervision in Oct. 2015. Debbie is a retired school counselor. Her last job in education was as a counselor at Del Crest Middle School in the Mid-Del School District. She counseled middle school students with their normal classroom problems but is there to help many troubled student work through crisis in their lives. Debbie has taught Alternative Education to 6-8th graders, Reading, Math, GED and ACT prep to residents at a residential juvenile center as well as guidance classes to Pre-K through 8th grade. Her teaching experiences have all been with needy populations including low socioeconomic students and those with criminal back grounds. She excels at establishing rapport with students who are often labeled “unfixable” by the public education system. Debbie began teaching Sunday school to kindergarten girls when she was only 19. This was the start of many years of working with youth in her church. She has taught nursery age up to high school age students. She also conducted trainings within her church association to help others to teach VBS and Sunday school. Debbie was the youth choir director for 11 years at Temple Baptist Church in Shawnee OK. During that time she ministered to a large number of teenagers, promoted the music ministry, directed musicals and special programs. Debbie began singing and playing the guitar when she was a teenager and is currently a member of the Southern Sounds gospel music group. She was a member of the “Up with Jesus” choir during high school and sang in her school’s talent show.
Jeana Tiger is an Licensed Professional Counselor who works in the Seminole, Holdenville, Wewoka and Shawnee areas. She started out in Early Childhood Education received her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development at Kaplan University and received her M.S. in Psychology from ECU. Jeana uses a variety of counseling techniques with clients based on their individual needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and neurofeedback.
Mark was born and raised in Prague Oklahoma and graduated with a BA in Special Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1985. After 3 years of teaching emotionally disturbed children in Kansas and the Chicago area, he earned his masters degree in psychology from Wheaton College in 1992. Mark has had a wide range of experience in the mental health field in the Chicago area as well as in Oklahoma. He has been in private practice, worked on locked psychiatric units, and has treated both mental health and substance abuse.
Mark moved back to Prague with his wife Mary and two children in 2008. He is currently being certified in EMDR therapy. He sees clients in an office in Prague, at multiple schools in the central Oklahoma area, and at the main office of Focus in Shawnee, OK.
Janet Ake is a LMFT Candidate who has lived in Oklahoma all her life. She worked at the General Motors plant in Oklahoma City until it closed in 2006. Then she began attending the University of Central Oklahoma where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English. After teaching college English for 3 years, Janet decided she wanted to help people who struggled with their daily lives. She began working on her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2017. Janet enjoys working with all ages; she and her husband have raised three children. She uses a variety of counseling techniques to meet her client’s needs, including Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Structural family therapy. Currently, Janet sees clients in Shawnee and the surrounding areas.
Cody Carlon, LPC Candidate
Marsha Craig, LPC Candidate
David Delker, LMFT Candidiate
Jeremy Eveland, LPC
Sarah Lake, LPC
Sherri McCutcheon, LPC Candidate
Ariana McGough, LPC
Denise Palmer, LMFT