Dr. Jennifer Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor
I believe that for counseling to be effective, both you and I must be actively involved in the goal setting and assessment process. This will require in and out of session work for both of us. At times these changes in self perception, insight, and behavior may feel uncomfortable for you, but with practice will become more routine. There are potential risks as well as benefits when beginning therapy, but you must weigh the tremendous benefit against those risks.
Based on your individual needs I will use different methods of therapy. I believe that a trusting working relationship between therapist and client is very important. I am comfortable working with people from various cultures and lifestyles and feel that my ability to remain accepting, respectful, and genuine are my personal strengths.
Prior to entering into private practice, I was employed as an inpatient therapist by Integris Mental Health for six years. Prior to working at Integris Health, I was employed at the Parent’s Assistance Center and was involved in the development of the curriculum for therapeutic play groups for children ages 3 to 12.
Although my primary orientation to psychotherapy is Cognitive Behavioral, I am proficient in other theories. Although I have worked with many individuals having various mental health concerns, my specialties are trauma, depression, and codependency. I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK and in my spare time I enjoy spending it with my family of eight. One of my current passions is the co-founding of a mental health foundation called Pier 34.
I am also honored as an advisor and contributor to the 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which is the foremost diagnostic tool utilized by all mental health professionals around the world.