Kelly Lashar, MA 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 served on staff at Summit Church as Care & Discipleship Pastor. She is in the Masters of Counseling Psychology program at Southern Nazarene University and completed her internship at the Counseling Center of Oklahoma City University. She is currently working on her thesis researching empathy, aggression, and attachment in adolescent girls.
With years of experience in ministry and pastoral care, Kelly places high value on the client and finds it a great honor to be a safe place for others. Kelly has completed Gottman Level 1 training for the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification and is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator.
Kelly is psychodynamic in her approach to counseling and helps clients develop insight into their own internal conflicts, emotional development, and defenses. People are deeply affected by past experiences, trauma, and relationships and these influence current emotions and patterns of thought. In addition to guiding toward insight, Kelly helps provide clients with effective tools for coping with current stressors, including incorporating mindfulness activities. If you are seeking Christian counseling, Kelly integrates sound biblical theology with her psychology training.
Kelly is a pastoral care counselor. While she enjoys working with many issues and populations, her favorites include:
Adolescents, young adults, adults
Males, females, couples, and families
Comparison, negative self views
Marriages “stuck” or in crisis
Unhealthy patterns of communication and conflict