One of the most important components of psychotherapy is the rapport between the patient and therapist. Therapists on staff are gifted listeners and encouragers and enjoy being a "safe place" for patients to share and be their authentic selves. We are honored to be trusted for your counseling needs: Christian counseling, non-faith based counseling, marriage and family therapy, and individual counseling for adolescents, adults, men and women
The staff of RESTORE provides a nonjudgmental, compassionate space while utilizing extensive education and experience to help point clients in the direction of healing.
Gina Dixon, M.Ed., LPC
Co-owner of Restore. Gina is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oklahoma, with extensive experience in the public school and clinical settings. She holds a Bachelors in Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Education (School Counseling) from the University of Central Oklahoma. Gina specializes in mood disorders (including depression and anxiety), ADHD, stress, family and school issues, and marriage/premarital counseling. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Dynamics, among other counseling techniques. She is a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator for marriage counseling and is also certified to deal with psychological issues related to trauma. Gina accepts insurance.
Kelly Lashar, M.A.
Co-owner of Restore. Kelly is a biblical counselor and licensed ordained minister in the State of Oklahoma. She has a Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and is on staff at Summit Church, serving as Care & Discipleship Pastor. She is currently in the Masters of Counseling Psychology program at Southern Nazarene University and is serving her internship at the University Counseling Center of Oklahoma City University. With years of lay and pastoral counseling, Kelly uses an integrated model of help, including clinical knowledge and Christian theology. She places high value on the client and finds it a great honor to be a safe place for others. She is a Prepare/Enrich facilitator for marriage and premarital counseling and is trained to coach through other individual and relational issues, including stress and mood related issues such as anxiety and depression. She enjoys working with adolescents challenged with peer relationships, stress, and anxiety.
Derrick Johnson, M.A., LPC
Derrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oklahoma. He has experience in educational and clinical settings as well as Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). He holds a Bachelors degree in psychology and a minor in Social Work from Texas Christian University and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
He specializes in working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, loss and life transitions, as well as couples dealing with relational and communication difficulties. He fully supports people's religious faith and is welcoming in therapy as he offers a warm and empathetic personality and experience in professional counseling. Derrick will soon accept insurance.
Jenny Meigs, M.S., LMFT
Jenny graduated from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK with a Bachelors in Human and Family Services. In 2012, she obtained Master of Science in Counseling degree from Mid-America Christian University, in Oklahoma City, OK. Jenny has worked in the mental health field for 8 years and is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT). She has experience working with couples, therapeutic foster children and families, eating disordered patients in higher levels of care within individual and group settings, SMI adults, as well as individuals within the Anna McBride Mental Health Court system. Areas of interest include: shame/guilt, depression, anxiety, trauma, pre-marital counseling, relational and marital concerns, eating disorders, perfectionism, communication skills/assertiveness training, conflict management, and Christian counseling. She has completed Gottman Level 1 training for the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification and is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator. Jenny also assists clients in identifying their best-fit psychological type (temperament). The intended purpose is for the client to increase awareness of why they do what they do, identification of their core needs, how they interact, and what they need from others. Jenny educates clients on how the information they receive can be integrated and applied in various situations and relationships in their life. Jenny accepts insurance.
Julie Young, M.Ed.
Julie is an Ordained minister in the State of Oklahoma. She has years of experience as a Corporate Chaplain serving the Oklahoma City metro. She holds a Bachelors degree in Bible & Theology and a Masters in Education. Julie is also a Certified Biblical Counselor, Certified Life Coach, a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator, and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She holds an additional James C. Dobson Life Coach Specialist designation recognized as a Board Certified Marriage and Family Life Coach. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, as well as pre-marital, marital, parenting (especially connecting with teens), and all types of love and relational issues. She offers both faith and non-faith based options in a calm and comfortable atmosphere in order to counsel, encourage, and support.
As a client, you will receive her very best in bringing you encouragement, practical advice, and customized strategies for living life as the very best you.
Michael Lamke, M.S., LMFT
Michael is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and is available to counsel with individuals, couples and families. Michael and his family are recent additions to Norman and have a vibrant ministry with their church and to the OU campus. He has a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Past experience includes clinical work in non-profit and state-funded counseling centers.
He is a certified facilitator of LifePlan - life coaching (patersoncenter.com)and also a certified facilitator of SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) pre-marital/marital coaching. His specialties are grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, life phase adjustment, marital and family relational issues, and men’s issues. Michael accepts insurance.
Cheryl Seymour, M.S.
Cheryl is a life coach and biblical counselor and a licensed ordained pastor in the state of Oklahoma. She received her master's degree in psychology from Pittsburg State University and has been providing pastoral counseling for 20 years in Oklahoma. She is a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator, specializing in premarital and marriage counseling as well as family counseling. She provides individual counseling dealing with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, using "renewing our thoughts" techniques, based on Romans 12:1.
Cheryl also specializes in grief counseling for individuals of all ages.
Cheryl is a Nationally Certified Life Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Where counseling deals with pain of the past, life coaching works towards the future, doing things differently and getting different results. She specializes in spiritual life coaching, pre-marriage and marriage life coaching, relationship coaching, and life purpose coaching.
Kayla is not one of our counselors, but she may be the smiling face that greets you when you come into the Restore office. Kayla recently graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree at OU, with eventual plans to become a licensed counselor. Kayla helps us with all aspects of the business, including insurance, scheduling, and administrative needs.
How do I know if a therapist is right for me?
Does it seem like the therapist truly cares about you and your problems?
Do you feel as if the therapist understands you?
Does the therapist accept you for who you are?
Would you feel comfortable revealing personal information to this individual?
Do you feel as if you can be honest and open with this therapist? That you don’t have to hide or pretend you’re someone that you’re not?
- Is the therapist a good listener? Does he or she listen without interrupting, criticizing, or judging? Pick up on your feelings and what you’re really saying? Make you feel heard?
The offices at RESTORE are safe place to discuss marriage/family and personal issues through Christian counseling and non-faith based counseling. Our individual therapy and couples therapy sessions will become a place you can find comfort and healing.
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10