Stacia is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Director, and LPC Supervisor. She believes in healing the mind, body, and soul as a single entity rather than treating them separately and believes in using Complimentary and Alternative Medicines and Nutrition for healing. She approaches her clients from a Trauma Informed, Client-Centered point of view and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has certifications in treating Military Service Members and their families, populations age 0-3, and the chronically ill. Stacia brings a high level of compassionate empathy and understanding to the work she does with her clients and is a certified provider for Tricare, BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, Healthcare Highways, Soonercare, and HealthChoice. She has practiced in Florida, Mississippi, and returned to Oklahoma in 2009. Stacia married her high-school sweetheart in 1982 and together they raised their children, traveled the United States, and now co-own Healing Hearts of SW Oklahoma. In her free time Stacia can be found riding on her Harley Davidson Trike, hanging out with her husband, children and grandchildren, playing with her Chihuahuas, camping at nearby lakes, boating, and swimming.
Starsha is an Oklahoma Native who moved to Key West Florida in 2000 and graduated from high school there in 2001. After completing her certification in Chemical and Alcohol Dependency Counseling at FKCC in 2004 Starsha returned to Oklahoma. She earned both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in General Psychology and has also completed the course work for her Master of Science in Behavioral Science. In the past, Starsha worked for several years as a Case Manager and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist, working primarily with clients transitioning from inpatient to outpatient services and in working with the chronically mentally ill; she specialized in working with clients with Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorders.
However, it was Starsha’s love for and experience with the often-complicated ins and outs of operating a business which led her to her position as COO. As COO she oversees all the financial, business, and marketing operations of Healing Hearts of SWOK. In addition to serving as the COO and on the board of directors, Starsha is the Program Manager for Healing Heart’s Case Management, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and Wellness Coaching programs.
When she isn’t working Starsha enjoys spending time with her two sons. They spend a lot of time boating, fishing the local lakes year-round and enjoying the waters when they’re warm. Starsha is an artist who loves to paint landscapes and abstract art, she loves to travel the US and hopes to visit all 50 states. Starsha truly enjoys cooking for family and friends, playing poker and dice games such as Farkle and Yahtzee, and playing with her mini-Schnauzers, “Indie” and "Rudy".
Robert “Rob” Powers is the Facilities Safety and Maintenance Director for Healing Hearts of SW Oklahoma. He brings 40+ years of construction and safety management training along with his expertise in project management to Healing Hearts. He is a Lawton/Fort Sill local who has been here since 1968. He graduated from MacArthur Sr. High School and studied Business and Construction Administration at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Rob is a disabled Veteran of the US Army and a two-time cancer survivor. He married his high school sweetheart in 1982 and they raised their children together. In 2016 Rob and his wife bought a Harley Davidson Trike and joined the Patriot Guard. They spend their time now enjoying their grandchildren, riding with the Patriot Guard and traveling when time allows. Rob is a Co-Owner of Healing Hearts of SW Oklahoma.
Drawing on experience from many facets of life, Doug comes to Healing Hearts of SWOK prepared by life as well as by education. He has a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, a graduate certificate in Contemporary Addictive Behavior, Board Certified Counselor (NCC), and is a Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider. Doug is a U.S. Navy veteran, and comes from a sales and management background. He has three sons and fourteen grandchildren (can you spell Proud). His primary theoretical bent is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy seasoned with Reality Therapy. Doug has worked with a wide age span, from five to ninety years old. Doug’s experience as a counselor, grandfather and manager, on his foundation of spirituality and recovery, provide a nurturing medium for a caring, quality therapeutic experience.
Kat is a Cameron University graduate with her Master's in Behavioral Sciences and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oklahoma. Kat fully believes that anyone willing to help themselves work towards their goals can achieve their maximum potential. She brings her medically oriented focus to her clients and does her best to "walk the mile" in your shoes with you and maximize the options available that move you forward in your recovery. She finds herself drawn to helping people with stress related to adjusting to life changes, experiencing problems in their family dynamics, walking the road of grief and loss, recovering from domestic violence, spousal abuse, sexual abuse and child abuse. She is considered one of the best in treating trauma and healing from the past. She firmly believes that her patients have the resiliency necessary to recover and realize their full potential.
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social worker, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Board Certified Supervisor for recent graduates. She holds a Bachelors degree, a Master's degree, and most recently completed her Doctorate degree in Social Work at the University of Tennessee. Rachel firmly believes in meeting people where they are and she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has more than 17 years of experience working in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. In her free time she enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and family, and the companionship of her four footed family members as well.
Chris was born in Memphis, TN before moving to California where he graduated high school in 2004. Chris is a highly decorated veteran of the US Army who holds host of various awards and medals including one for Good Conduct. He settled in the Lawton/Fort Sill area after ending his military career. Chris completed his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently working on his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with California Southern University. His theoretical orientation is strongly centered around emotion focused therapy and internal family systems.
Shannon Burkholder was born and raised in Westmont, Illinois. She attended Downers Grove South High school for three years. She then moved to Centerville, Tennessee and where she graduated high school in 1994 from Hickman County High school. She pursued her post-secondary education at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. She graduated with an Associate degree and Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice in 2011 and a Bachelors in Psychology in 2012. Shannon then went on to graduate the Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor program here in Lawton at Cameron University in 2018. Shannon has six grown adult children and eight grandchildren and they are a large part of her life experiences and her reason to strive for success. Shannon approaches counseling from a cognitive behavioral and child play therapy technique perspective. She draws from many of the experiences in her own life to help those in need of services.
Brandon Lewis was born and raised in Decatur Georgia where he graduated high school in 2010. He pursued his post-secondary education at the prestigious and Historically Black College, Grambling State University in Northern Louisiana. His background in music allowed him to receive a music scholarship and he was an integral member of the Grambling University Marching Band. He graduated from Grambling in 2014 with a Bachelors in Psychology. Brandon then went on to graduate the Licensed Professional Counselor program here in Lawton at Cameron University. In the midst of his studies he was blessed with a beautiful daughter who has become an integral part of his success here in Oklahoma. Brandon approaches counseling from a client centered Rogerian perspective with a little bit of cognitive behavioral therapy tossed in. He draws from many of the experiences in his own life to advocate for others and creates a genuine uplifting interaction between himself and the community he now serves.