W.D. “DUB” ROGERS is an ordained minister, holds a Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication, a Master of Human Relations, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from the International School of Theology. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Association of Biblical Counselors. He has been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and with SCOPE Ministries International, where he was Director of Training. Dub has been an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma,  and he is currently an adjunct professor teaching Marriage and Family classes at Mid America Christian University. Dub is scheduled to teach Interpersonal Communication and Family Communication at Southern Nazarene University. Dub frequently speaks and teaches at workshops and seminars. Click HERE for more on Dub.

 
KATHY ROGERS holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker. She served with Campus Crusade for Christ for 24 years. Kathy has experience in the areas of medical social work, assisting those hospitalized with serious mental illnesses, and providing therapy in both nursing home and school based settings. She has also provided services to survivors of domestic violence both in shelter and in the community. Special interest areas include recovery from trauma, phobia relief, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, resolving spiritual abuse, chemical dependency family dynamics and Twelve Step recovery work. She enjoys training individuals and couples in parenting skills and communication skills. She has taken additional training in attachment or love-based parenting skills supported by current neuroscience research. Kathy provides individual, premarital, and marital therapy. Kathy is a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. She facilitates a twelve step Sunday School Class at Crossings Community Church that follows a support group format. CLICK HERE for Kathy’s perspective on counseling.
   
ARLENE CRESWELL holds a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She has over twenty years of experience in biblical counseling, having been affiliated with Scope Ministries International and New Hope Ministry. Special areas of interest include working with adult survivors of child abuse, family and marriage counseling, trauma recovery, depression and helping both younger and older adults develop strategies for reaching and maximizing their potential. She works with families using a six-week counseling support program, designed to teach divorcing couples how to lessen the destructiveness of divorce on their children. She has been a frequent speaker and conference leader throughout the Southwest and has developed audio and video presentations dealing with the issues of depression, anger and loneliness. 
 
JAY HATHAWAY is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. He also holds an Undergraduate Diploma and a Graduate Diploma from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Jay has a strong theological background, having served as an associate pastor before beginning counseling work. Since 1992, Jay has served in and founded numerous church ministries. Jay has been called by God to lead others to a restored life in Jesus Christ. Jay’s heart’s desire is to work with  those who are hurting or struggling with various relational problems and obstacles in life.
 

DIXIE STEWART holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego, CA.  She holds a Masters of Counseling Degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.  She is also a Certified Hypnotist. Dr. Stewart has over thirty years’ experience in the mental health field.   She is a counselor and crisis interventionist, working with all age groups in a wide variety of clinical and industrial settings.  She comes to Christian Counseling Associates from Alvarado Psychiatric Institute in La Mesa, California, where she was Supervisor of the Intake and Admissions Department.  Her experience  includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric work, private independent psychology practices, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs, Child Custody Investigator, counseling with military families and as a psychologist for a Pervasive Developmental Disorders residential treatment program.  She has been a platform speaker and instructor at the community college level and a trainer for physicians, nurses and high school counselors. She has applied for licensure in Oklahoma as a Professional Counselor.

 

MYRLANE MENDENHALL holds a Masters of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma. Myrlane has over twenty years’ experience assisting individuals of all views and beliefs answer life’s most important questions. She has worked with Sunbeam Youth and Family Services, where she provided individual, marriage, and family therapy, and The Children’s Center, where she served as a therapist in a rehabilitation unit for children with brain-related traumatic injuries and birth disorders. Myrlane worked as a preschool teacher for 18 years. She also served as a staff member for Search Ministries, a non-profit organization committed to building relationships with people of all backgrounds and helping them discover what it means to know God. Myrlane volunteers for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children and Project Angel Tree. She teaches a Sunday School class for newlyweds and is involved in reading programs for children and youth group activities in her church and community.

 

RICHARD and CHARLOTTE ESCOE  have been Ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 40 years in the Oklahoma City-Edmond area. They both hold Masters Degrees in Christian Counseling and Biblical Studies as well as Doctors of Ministry in Christian Counseling and Ministry from American Christian College and Seminary. Charlotte holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from Oklahoma City University while Richard holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from American Christian College and Seminary. Richard and Charlotte have over 35 years of Christian Counseling experience. They began their ministering journey with Metro Church under Dr. James Mahoney. After having studied in the Metro School of Ministries, they continued their education at Oklahoma City University. It was there they realized that their passion was for healing the sick, saving the lost, and setting the captive free. Richard and Charlotte have been Christian counselors since 1979 and Richard served more than 37 years in the Army.  Their extensive studies on the affects of Christian counseling on military families’ and soldiers’ symptoms during the Iraq war were given to the US Army National Guard and have been of tremendous benefit to the well being of the soldiers and their families.  Having been the Ministers of Music and Counselors for over 15 years at The Church at The North Gate with Dr. Jerry L. Mash, Richard and Charlotte believe that Christian Counseling is not an option – they believe it is a must in all phases of life. They are Ordained Ministers and have been and currently continue to provide counseling services in a variety of situations at The Church at The North Gate.

 

GINGER RADER holds a Masters degree in Agency Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.  She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and does supervision for others wishing to achieve their licensure in this field.  Ginger has over 20 years’ experience working with adults and adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. She has experience managing an adolescent girl’s halfway house and an adult substance abuse inpatient unit.  She also has an interest in working with family members that suffer as result of this disease.

 

GORDON TAYLOR established his practice in California for 14 years before moving to Oklahoma where he practices in Edmond. He has Masters Degrees in
Education and Marriage and Family Therapy. He has been a Consultant for the California State Dept. of Education and has over 32 years experience as a Public School District Administrator. Gordon's understanding and respect for people from all walks of life can be attributed to his experiences in both the public and private sectors. He uses counseling tools that are pragmatic and productive to help each person become the very best they can be. Gordon is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), and the Stepfamily Association of America (SAA). Gordon and Carri have been married since February 1986. Both were previously married; Gordon for 18 years, and Carri for 13 ½ years. Gordon brought three sons to the marriage and Carri brought two daughters. They now have ten grandchildren, and are legal guardians of Carri’s oldest granddaughter, born in 1990, who has been with them since birth. The Taylor’s have experience speaking to conferences, churches, businesses, large and small groups, as well as conducting trainings for both the public and private sectors. For more information and to inquire about booking for speaking events, e-mail cgtaylor@cgtaylor.com or visit www.CGTaylor.com. In June of 2003, the Taylor’s released an eight-part DVD series, “Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies: Bringing the Pieces to Peace” for those in or involved with stepfamilies in a personal or professional capacity. Secular and Christian Study Guides are available. www.DesigningDynamicStepfamilies.com. In June of 2008, the Taylor’s released a seven-part DVD Series “Children of Divorce: The TOUGH Truth.” This also has a Study Guide available and is a companion piece for the above Series. www.ChildrensToughTruth.com.

 

MELISSA R. RICH, LMFT, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice for over 20 years. She provides solution-oriented, short-term therapy for individuals, couples and families. She deals with relationship and family issues and works with adults, children, and adolescents. She and her family have lived in the Edmond, Oklahoma area for the past 21 years. Melissa and her family have been active members of Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond for 21 years.

Melissa was raised in Latin America where her parents were missionaries. She grew up seeing first hand how God can provide and change lives. Her faith is very important to her and has sustained her through some tough times. She believes God’s power can work miracles and can make great things come out of bad situations.

Her educational credentials include a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, a Master’s of Education  in Counselor Education from Houston Baptist University in Houston, TX, and a Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX.

Melissa is Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, a member of the Oklahoma Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, the Oklahoma Counseling Association and the Oklahoma Christian Counseling Association.

Please visit her web site at www.docmrich.com for more information .

 
DANIEL PALMER joined the staff of CCA in May of 2010. He has a Master of Science From the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology: Family Studies from Southern Nazarene University, and an Associate of Science from Lael University in Theology: Biblical Counseling. Daniel has also completed a two-year apprenticeship program in Biblical Counseling and is an ordained Nazarene minister. Daniel is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 14,000 hours of face to face counseling experience.

With experience in the business community as well as the counseling setting, Daniel has successfully helped clients work through such issues as trauma/ptsd, pre-marital relationships and marriage reconciliation, drug abuse, anxiety/panic attacks, depression, anorexia, self esteem, alcoholism, sexual addictions, as well as career counseling and healing life’s wounds.

 
 
 
CarriCARRI TAYLOR, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Opportunities Unlimited, Carri is a Certified Communication Skills Trainer (since 1993) and Executive/Personal Coach (since 1995). Carri has guided hundreds of individuals, couples and corporate teams through the process of gaining insights and new awareness of self and others; while being given practical, ready-to-use and proven tools to enhance all of their relationships. After working with Carri, her clients are energized, motivated and equipped to meet life’s challenges in a new and more effective way. As a public speaker, she communicates with clarity and humor. Her expertise comes from her wealth of professional training and life experience. She illustrates insights with personal transparency. Since 1977 she has been involved in producing, directing and editing award-winning documentaries. Carri was Vice President and Co-Owner of NEW LIBERTY ENTERPRISES, Inc., Burbank, CA from 1979 to 1981. She served as President and sole-owner from 1981 to 1991.

Current Productions: “Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies: Bringing the Pieces to Peace.” 8-part DVD Series (4 hours 24 minutes)
www.DesigningDynamicStepfamilies.com.
“Children of Divorce: The Tough Truth.” 7-part DVD Series (1 hour 40 minutes)
www.ChildrensToughTruth.com.
“Life After Abortion.” Two DVD Set released by Carri and her partner, Brian Barkley.
www.LifeAfterAbortion.net
Please click Communication Skills Training or Personal/Executive Coaching for more information. Or visit www.cgtaylor.com.
 

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