Transforming Life Counseling Center Blog

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By: Michael Cross, Licensed Professional Counselor Back to school is upon us once again and it can be both an exciting time for some students and a period of high anxiety for others. We obviously love to see our students be ready and motivated for school because Lord knows we, as parents, have been waiting all summer for this time! But what about the students who are dreading the sch ... Read More

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Competency Training Program

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Brandon Schmidt, LMFT Transforming Life Counseling Center continues its efforts to train clinical members and to expand our clinical knowledge. As Proverbs 27: 17 states, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Therapists from TLCC come together on a weekly basis to fulfill this truth from Scripture. We build relationships with one another, we tra ... Read More

The Power of Group Therapy

Friday, September 07, 2018
by Kyle McGraw, LPC, LADC Participating with a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first however group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Under the supervision of a licensed therapist, two or more clients may participate in sharing life issues, obstacles or difficulties they are attempting to overcome. Common goals often emerge in the process of shari ... Read More

Welcoming Kay Gackle to TLCC’s team of counselors...

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Kay Gackle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist both in the state of Oklahoma and Florida. She has additional training in EMDR for trauma work, Gottman method for marriages and SYMBIS for premarital counseling. She has worked on staff at a church as well as counseling centers. Kay has a passion to see people find freedom and get healing from past trauma. Her focus has been spe ... Read More


Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Men's Addiction Recovery Group, meets Tuesday's 7:30 PM; Led by Kyle McGraw, LPC, LADC (405) 761-1740. Intake session required prior to starting. Fee $40 weekly. Men's Sexual Health and Recovery Group, meets Thursday's 7:20 AM; Led by Kyle McGraw, LPC, LADC (405) 761-1740. Intake session required prior to starting. Fee $40 weekly. Women's Codependency Recovery Group, meets  ... Read More

Finding Drug and Alcohol Treatment for a Loved One Can be Difficult.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Kyle McGraw, LPC, LADC There are many vital aspects of successful substance abuse recovery. TLCC provides outpatient therapy for addicts and their family members, but it is important to determine what stage of recovery a person is at, in order to provide the right level of care.There are many important aspects to consider in making the best decision for care and our therapists ar ... Read More

The 6 Myths of Christian Sex

Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Brandon Schmidt, LMFT (Part 2 of 2 Articles on “Christian Sex”.See our blog on ( for Part 1 of this article, which came out in our most recent Newsletter) The 6 Myths (Lies) About Christian Sex That Should Be Dropped From Our Vocabulary NOW! Myth #1: Sex is DIRTY! Do you know how most conversations on sex start?With a lo ... Read More

Healing Differences

Thursday, May 17, 2018
By Kristen Caldwell, MA, LPC “A time to be silent, and a time to speak” - Ecclesiastes 3:7 (NIV) “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13 (NIV, emphasis mine) What if the beginning to healing our differences was as simple as silence? Not the kind of sil ... Read More

"Got the Winter Blues?"

Friday, March 02, 2018
By Kyle McGraw, LPC, LADC As a child, I remember hearing adults talk about "Cabin Fever" as if it were contagious. I later learned what they meant. The winter blues are often characterized by the lack of energy, or feeling less motivated or active than usual. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, also referred to as the "Blues". This is a type of depression that's common during the Winte ... Read More

Practicing Gratefulness… Noticing and Appreciating the Good

Friday, March 02, 2018
By Tiffany Fuller, LMFT This is our second in a series of 2 articles on “Gratitude.” Gratitude is not minimizing or denying. It is not pretending. According to Robert Emmons (2010), gratitude has two components-identifying the good (affirmation) and recognizing that the source of that good is outside you.Gratitude shifts the lens of attention to notice and appreciate g ... Read More

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