Our Staff

 

Our highly trained and licensed therapists help people who want to grow from feeling stuck, who can’t seem to stop negative patterns, who are are still deeply affected by grief or trauma, those who have tried unsuccessfully to let time heal their wounds, and just can’t seem to “let things go.”

Unlike so many other mental health facilities, our therapists take a collaborative approach to the therapeutic process – working with the client, the family, and each other to deliver the best, most therapeutic treatment possible. Because we use ground-breaking approaches that encourage a more successful integrative direction in therapy, our clients have been shown to get better faster.

M.C. (Mary) Ward, LPC  20150508_172156

Clinical Therapist/ Owner

I established and named my company New Pathways based on the present scientific understanding that surrounds new pathways in the brain.  With this therapy, I have consistently witnessed people moving forward and experiencing “New Paths to Life.”

For that reason, my therapy is called Neuro-Path Integrative Therapy, and it is now a fine-tuned composite of learned techniques and enhancements from years past, as well as ground-breaking works from the present.

As a clinical therapist, I have utilized many approaches to helping clients. But after several years of practice, it became clear to me that talk therapy alone was not enough. My clients would benefit some. They may do new approaches we discussed, but eventually in the hustle and bustle of life they would stop or forget. Neither I nor they were benefitting enough…which left me frustrated.

“Realizations do not guarantee change. However, we need realizations to start the process of change.”  — M.C. (Mary) Ward, LPC

After years of providing therapy I hit a dead end, felt burnt out, frustrated.

I began seeking more knowledge and experiences that focused on how our brains work and store experiences – how our senses, emotions, and thoughts transform into experience. It became more and more clear that the brain is an interconnected universe consisting of several components which interact with each other as a whole. This affects who we are as a whole. This realization changed my entire direction of therapy.

Although talk and revelations are part of that process, they are only a part. By using techniques that include visual/tactile,  binaural stimulation, while surfacing past experiences with feelings and thoughts, we have a better chance of helping people shift into newer, more positive experiences. We can contribute to new shifts, new changes, new pathway activity in the brain. In my work with clients, this has consistently been shown to be true.

Simply put, clients move forward and do much better in a much shorter period of time.

Best of all, clients feel better when they leave the office. Overall, they don’t leave feeling burdened, overwhelmed, or “heavy.”  With this kind of therapy, people experience change. Unlike talk therapy alone, my clients find they don’t have to work so hard to change. In reality, change often happens automatically.  As one client said, “I don’t understand this…I just change.”

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M Carmen Randleman, M.Ed., LPCa-CarmenPic

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Psychometrist & School Psychologist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and am also certified as both a Psychometrist & School Psychologist. Additionally, I also have a master’s degree in Education with state certification as a teacher, school counselor and Parent Child Interaction Therapist. I’ve spent the last 12 years working with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults providing individual, group, family and couples therapy in clinical, residential and outpatient treatment settings. I have also been certified as a Medication Administration Technician (MAT), Behavior Health Rehabilitation Specialist (BHRS), and Case Manager, Level III.

My abilities also include a full spectrum of testing including Psycho-Educational and Psychological testing. I can provide expertise for assessment of many clinical problems using several different methods, including Initial Assessment, comprehensive psycho-social history, Psychological Testing, Neuropsychological Testing, comprehensive evaluation of cognitive abilities, includes measures of general intellectual ability, attention and concentration skills, memory abilities, language abilities, and visual-spatial skills

We are committed to helping others grow to full emotional and developmental maturity so that through healing past traumas and learning new ways to handle them, growth and peace can be obtained in your life and your family’s life. The tools you and your family acquire can help you and your relationship with your community be restored and strengthened.

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Christina Spinler, M.S., LMFT

Hello, I’m Christina Spinler,  I grew up in Broken Arrow and attend the University of Oklahoma. After graduating from OU I lived in California & Dallas, I earned my master’s in family therapy from Texas Woman’s University with an emphasis on individual psychotherapy and child development. Recently I moved back to Tulsa to be closer to my extended family. My husband and I have 3 children ages 18, 15 and 6 years old. I enjoy outdoor activities, nature, fitness, yoga, the arts, working on my own personal development and most of all spending time with my family.

In the past 11 years, I worked for crisis agencies, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, domestic violence agencies, schools, foster care agencies and in private practice. I have had a wide range of experiences that allowed me to understand a variety of situations one may experience in their lifetime.  I believe in treating the whole person, using a mind-body approach to increase overall mental health. My approach to counseling also emphasizes DBT, mindfulness, EFT, neuropsychology, and methods that encourage self-compassion to guide people in realizing their strengths along with a healthy amount of humor. 🙂

I am open-minded, accepting, empathic and genuinely dedicated to helping all individuals and families navigate their lives in a manner reflecting their true selves.

A few examples of concerns I counsel:

  • Sadness/Depression
  • Anxiety management
  • Grief/loss/divorce issues
  • Child-parent enrichment counseling
  • Relationship counseling
  • Counseling for personal and spiritual self-growth
  • Postpartum counseling
  • Coping with stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Life transitional stress and growth
  • Mindfulness practice
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Kevin

Kevin A. Williams 

Marriage and Family Therapist /Art Therapist

MA, MS, ATR-BC, LMFT

As a counselor and therapist with 30 years’ experience, I have seen first-hand how lives can become imbalanced, overwhelmed, and discouraged.  I became a therapist to help people transform themselves and their families so they can live fuller, healthier and happier lives.

I have two masters’ degrees in the psychotherapy field.  I earned my first masters degree in Art Therapy from the University of New Mexico and became a board-certified art therapist and registered member of the American Art Therapy Association (ATR-BC).  Art therapy has been shown to be healing for people who may have issues speaking about their pain, as well as for children who have difficulty verbalizing it. In my art therapy practice, I use art as a diagnostic tool as well as a therapeutic one.

After nearly two decades as an art therapist, I went back to school and earned another masters’ degree in marriage and family therapy from John Brown University and became a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Additionally, I am licensed to teach children in grades K-12 in both Oklahoma and Arkansas.

In addition to all my degrees, I am also the past president of the Oklahoma Art Therapy Association, and the past president of the Arkansas Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. Over the last 30 years, I have worked with all types of people from all walks of life – children, adolescents, couples, and families. I have helped hundreds of people transform themselves and their families toward healthier and happier lives.

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Julie T.                                                                 

 

Julie Thomas, M.Ed., LPC

 

 

 

I have eighteen years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and hold a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma.  I am a certified hypnotherapist.

I have experience serving a variety of populations in different types of settings including therapeutic foster care, group home, school-based, adoptions and outpatient.  I am currently accepting older adolescent and adult clients.

I offer individual and family therapy for the following:

  • Depression/Sadness
  •  Anxiety
  •   Self-Esteem
  •   PTSD
  •   Anger Management
  •   Personality Disorders
  •   Adoption Related Issues
  •   Grief and Loss
  •   Couples Counseling
  •   Christian Counseling
  •   Adjustment/Transition Difficulties
  •   Mindfulness Training
  •   Parenting Skills
  •   Intellectual Disability

My approach in counseling is one that is strength based, and a team approach.  I will help you build upon the strengths that you already have, so that you can utilize these to reach your full potential.   I view the counseling experience as a team effort.  It is a journey that you and I are on together, as client and therapist, and I am honored to be a part of that journey.

 Chris Condrin,  LPC

                                                                      Licensed Professional Counselor

My counseling experience includes working in the school systems, inpatient addiction/mental health facilities, and private practice.  I have a very diverse background having worked in Education, Information Technology, Service Industries, Small Business Owner, Corporate Training Services, Consulting, and Counseling.  I grew up in Oklahoma, and have lived in Arizona and CaliforniaI have graduate degrees in Education and Counseling, and my counseling philosophies are based on a holistic approach using mindfulness strategies, kindness and acceptance of one’s self. The goal is to help you create a mindful life through experiencing yourself and all that you are while establishing or improving upon a life that is meaningful to you, and is lived with intention, purpose, and curiousness.

 

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