ABOUT

My professional helping career began when my maternal grandmother passed away in 2003. 

 

Her death, though traumatic, contributed to my college return and propelled me to complete an undergraduate degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a major in psychology. 

 

Upon graduation, I served as a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist, teaching social and anger management skills to adults and children.  Graduate studies immediately followed and in 2007,  I received a master's degree in social work from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

 

After completing 4,000 hours of post-graduate clinical supervision, and passing the National American Social Work Board clinical exam, I became licensed to practice psychotherapy in Oklahoma. 

 

Since then, I've been fortunate enough to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment to countless numbers of the most amazing clients in outpatient, inpatient, as well as residential settings. 

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Misti Luke, LCSW

Misti Luke, LCSW

In my spare time, I enjoy friends and family, graphic design, traveling, reading and contributing to the occasional blog post as shown, here. and here.

 

Both professionally and personally,  I consider myself to be a lifetime student constantly searching for new opportunities to learn, grow, and appreciate the world around me. 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts; Major Psychology, SOSU 2004

  • Master of Social Work, Texas A&M-Commerce 2007

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS

 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, OK License, 2011- present #4249

  • Certified, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, 2010 - 2016

  • DOT Substance Abuse Professional 2015 - present 

  • Certified Mental Health First-Aid 2018

  • Oklahoma ADSAC DUI Facilitator, Straight & Narrow DUI Services, Cert. #3655

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

ADDITIONAL AREAS
OF PRACTICE
  • Life Stressors

  • Co-Dependency

  • Lack of Motivation

  • Family Conflict

  • Trauma

  • Domestic Violence

TREATMENT MODALITIES
Solution Focused Therapy

 A goal-directed approach focusing on current problems, building solutions to those problems by utilizing client strengths. 

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

 Increases understanding of how past and present thoughts and feelings influence behaviors.

 

Client-Centered Therapy

 Creates a climate of unconditional positive regard, allowing the client to express feelings without fear of rejection.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

 Identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. Skill building to help cope with, and change, unhealthy behaviors.

 

Psycho-Education

 Clients learn practical and positive behavioral skills to improve their present life circumstance. 

If you find yourself struggling with an issue not listed above, you are welcome to contact Misti for consult or referral purposes.