Jonathan Forrest - Director of Counseling Services
Jonathan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Oklahoma. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has helped hurting people rediscover their self-worth and find peace through his non-judgmental and loving approach to therapy.
Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oral Roberts University and acquired a Master’s degree in Counseling from Oral Roberts University. Jonathan has experience working with people struggling with severe depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief and loss, feeling worthless and unlovable, and addiction (Drugs/Alcohol/Pornography). Jonathan is specialized as an EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) clinician. EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that helps people heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of past hurtful and traumatic life experiences.
Rachel Sligar - Mental Health Therapist & Graduate Intern Supervisor
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of Oklahoma. She has been serving as a mental health therapist since 2011. Throughout her life, Rachel has treasured people and believed that every person has value and a story to share. Rachel considers it a privilege and a joy to get to walk alongside others during difficult times to help facilitate hope, wisdom, and healing.
Rachel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oklahoma State University and acquired a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma Tulsa campus. Rachel has worked most frequently with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship or marital struggles, sexual struggles, and unresolved trauma. Rachel has especially found a passion for working with people who are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulting from unresolved trauma. Rachel has specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (trauma treatment) and PREPARE/ENRICH (premarital / marriage assessment and strengthening).
Lisa Mendoza - Mental Health Therapist
Lisa Mendoza is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with the state of Oklahoma. She believes that our experiences shape how we view ourselves, others, and the world. Working through painful experiences provides an opportunity to approach the future in a more hopeful way.
Lisa is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with a concentration in marriage and family. Her early career included clinical work focused on families whose children had special needs. She has an additional Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. Lisa is an EMDR trained clinician. Partnering with students to find healing and wholeness is Lisa’s passion. Lisa believes that in working toward wholeness, we are better equipped to make life choices for our future.
To every person who is reading this: you are not alone, and you have incredible value. If you are feeling stuck or discouraged and need a teammate to help you work through a challenge in your life, please don’t hesitate to take that next step in seeking help. We would be honored to walk alongside you.