Linda Russell, LPC – is a native of Oklahoma. She holds her bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees from Oklahoma State University in education. She also holds a second master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations with a counseling emphasis and she holds a license in professional counseling (LPC). She is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), Certified Distance Counselor (CDC), and a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor (CCFC). Linda is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing) EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer for EMDR Consulting group.
She has dedicated over two decades to researching and helping those affected by adoption. She founded Levigram Ministries, a 501(c) 3 in 2001, and Family Preservation Outreach in 2011. Dr. Russell (formerly known as Kats) wrote a book on adoption called, Blended Hearts Broken Promises and has authored several audio series on various life improvement issues.
Linda works full time as a counselor and is a nationally known lecturer and presenter as well as an approved trainer and consultant for EMDR. In addition to consulting with other therapists, she presents seminars, workshops, and lectures on many-core mental health topics using motivational tactics and a positive, healthy approach. Settings range from small workshops to a plenary speaker for full-length seminars with hundreds of attendees.
Linda Russell has been a guest on Health Talk as well as an authority on various mental health issues. She is a private pilot and enjoys running and Bible study. She is an entrepreneurial spirit and owns several different real estate and business entities. She is also a 1989 graduate of Victory Bible Institute.
Ashley Wyckoff, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with seven years of experience working with individuals in a variety of educational and mental health roles. Ashley is an Oklahoma native who has resided in Broken Arrow, OK since 2013. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University in 2013 and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Northeastern State University in 2017. Ashley was a 2013 Tulsa Teach for America Corps member who completed her time as a corps member teaching 1st grade. Ashley has spent time working with children and their families both as a school counselor and mental health therapist since 2017.
Ashley spent the first two years of her career as a therapist working with children and families. Ashley has training in Play Therapy and also uses different trauma modalities in her practice, such as EMDR therapy. She utilizes play therapy techniques and expressive art to help children explore feelings associated with abuse, trauma, and grief. She utilizes EMDR therapy in her practice to help her clients challenge their negative beliefs that have been created due to past traumatic experiences. Ashley works with children, teens, and adults.
Ashley enjoys spending quality time with her husband and child, exercising, and crafting. Ashley also loves caring for her standard poodles, Fanny, and Maple.
Anna Johnson, LPC-S
Anna has lived most of her life in Oklahoma. She received her master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations with a counseling emphasis in 2006. She is a licensed professional counselor and a State Board approved Supervisor.
Anna’s passion includes working with families and children providing individual, family, and group therapy. She treats abuse, trauma, family system problems, poor academic performance, dysregulation, and interpersonal issues at school. Anna enjoyed being a school-based therapist in Union and Broken Arrow school districts. She helps her clients improve communication skills, ego-strength, increase focus, and improve academic performance. Anna offers anger management techniques and ways to improve family relationships.
Anna is a mother of two grown children and grandmother to seven grandchildren. She believes life experience allows her the unique position to understand parent and grandparent perspective as well as a child’s perspective to effectively communicate to foster a deeper relationship with each other.
Anna enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys researching and reading to increase her capability to better meet her client needs.
Monica Hamer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
She earned a Bachelor in Sociology and Master of Social Work at the California State University of Bakersfield. Monica has worked to strengthen individuals and families in a variety of settings. She has worked in the child welfare system, outpatient mental health, inpatient mental health, and hospitals.
Monica quickly builds rapport with her clients with her kind, calm, and welcoming demeanor. She uses an eclectic blend of therapeutic interventions such as EMDR, CBT, ACT, DBT, Solution Focused, Art Therapy, and more to assist her clients with identifying and overcoming barriers to enjoying the more peaceful life they desire. Monica currently works primarily with adults who are experiencing distress related to grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Monica also works with couples who are having challenges as well as those who are just looking to improve communication and deepen their connection.
Monica is the proud mother of two adult sons and a teenage daughter (she welcomes your prayers). She is most happy spending time in the presence of close family and friends.