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Our mission with My Life Class is to provide high quality and affordable mental health education to Oklahoma and Beyond!
Over the past few years, the United States has witnessed a decline in mental health, with a surge in anxiety and depression cases (1).
Factors like the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the mental health crisis (2). According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, there is a need to enhance mental health support and interventions (3).
We are here to answer the call!
At Edmond Counseling and Professional Development we have the honor of providing professional counseling services to hundreds of clients per year.
In addition, we train thousands of mental health providers through our Oklahoma Counseling Institute.
My Life Class is the next chapter in our mission to improve the mental health in our community and beyond.
While My Life Class content and courses are not meant to replace one on one attention and guidance from a trained mental health professional, we do believe that the skills taught in our courses can help individuals improve their own mental health and their relationships.
To learn more about Edmond Counseling and Professional Development, visit our website at EdmondCounseling.com
For questions about My Life Class or any of our other services please contact us at Hello@EdmondCounseling.com
content written by Micah Perkins, L.P.C., L.A.D.C. with assistance from Chat GPT 3.5
Hayley graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2014, earning degrees in Psychology and Multidisciplinary Studies, with minors in German, Political Science, and Emergency Management, as she worked as a research assistant and student tutor. While completing her Honors College thesis, Hayley took on the role of principal investigator in a research study examining how visual media may affect anxiety, depression, and body image satisfaction. She then completed her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she also served as a student therapist and teaching assistant.
Hayley is a client-centered, cognitive behavioral-oriented therapist who works with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other difficulties that keep us from thriving. She serves members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and those struggling with religious/secular issues. Hayley aims to create a safe environment for expression and exploration.
Along with serving clients, Hayley is also the Director of Education and Outreach at Edmond Counseling & Professional Development. Hayley has lectured on topics related to using board games to facilitate evidenced-based interventions in therapy, burnout and stress management, and ethics. Hayley has also written over 700 articles published across multiple platforms on topics related to mental health, Oklahoma legislation, and more.
Sidney Wild graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. After graduating, Mrs. Wild became the Education Assistant at Edmond Counseling & Professional Development's Oklahoma Counseling Institute.
Along with writing articles for My Life Class, Sidney works hard behind the scenes editing and publishing course material, along with creating workbooks and aiding in the development of curriculum.
Micah Perkins M.S., L.P.C, L.A.D.C. completed his Bachelors of Science and Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences both from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.
He is a recognized Certified Reality Therapist from the William Glasser Institute and has completed Advanced Training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York.
His experience includes working with children and teens in therapeutic foster care and in acute and residential treatment programs. In addition, he has also worked with adults in a community mental health center. In 2014, he founded Edmond Counseling and Professional Development, LLC, whose mission it is to provide evidence based counseling to children, teens, and adults, training to mental health professionals, and wellness training to organizations.