I grew up in Oklahoma City but spent much of my young adult life in the military town of Lawton, Oklahoma. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology in 1995 and a Master's of Science in Behavioral Sciences in 1997, both from Cameron University.

I started working in mental health in 1994 and completed requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2001 and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2014. 
 

During my career I have worked with adults in a community mental health center, and children and teens in foster care and in a psychiatric hospital. 

Since 2010, I have been honored to provide professional counseling to children, teens, and adults in Edmond, Oklahoma. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other evidence based practices. 

In 2014, I started the first Edmond Chapter of SMART Recovery and expanded my individual practice to include other mental health counselors, changing the name to Edmond Counseling & Professional Development.

In 2016, I was honored to be awarded "Counselor of the Year" by the Oklahoma Drug & Alcohol Professional Counselor Assocation.

In addition to counseling, I  have also had the pleasure of providing hundreds of hours of training to mental health professionals throughout the state of Oklahoma.

I have been married to my beautiful wife since 1994 and have two wonderful children. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and exercising.

Education and Experience 

  

Licensed Professional Counselor, 
Oklahoma Department of Health, # 2498


Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor,

Oklahoma Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors #1174

Master's Degree in Behavioral Sciences, 
Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, 
Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

2010- Present  Private Practice, Edmond, Oklahoma. Specializing in the treatment of teens and adults with issues such as: depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. Approved License Professional Counselor Supervisor by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Provide supervision for Oklahoma LPC Candidates.

2011- 2014  Provided supervision for Oklahoma LPC Candidates for a community mental health center. 

1999- 2010  Psychotherapist for a psychiatric hospital treating children, adolescents, and their families for such issues as: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma from past abuse, sexually inappropriate behaviors, behavioral problems, aggression, 
opposition, drug abuse, suicide attempts, and self harmful behaviors. Supervised practicum students and Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates.

2006-2008 Contract Psychotherapist for a community mental health center. Treated adults with issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma from past abuse,drug abuse, and maritial problems. Served as Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates.

2004-2007 Head of Training for a psychiatric hospital. 
Conducted over 750 training hours forpsychotherapists, nurses, and mental health workers. Topics included: crisis management, childdevelopment, discipline strategies, treating psychiatric disorders, and building healthy relationships. Served as Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates.

1997-1999 Psychotherapist for a therapuetic 
fostercare agency. Served children and adolescents in fostercare removed from their families due to alleged abuse or neglect. Treated children and adolescents with such issues as: depression, anxiety, trauma from past abuse, behavioral problems, aggression, and opposition.

1994- 1997 Served as a Mental Health Technician and later as a psychotherapist for children and adolescents in day treatment programs. Treated such issues as: depression, anxiety, trauma from past abuse, behavioral problems, aggression, and opposition.



Training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other Evidenced Based Practices  (partial list)   

                       

Training  in Parent- Child  Interaction Therapy, Oklahoma University Health Science Center 2010-2011


Certification in Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy William Glasser Institute  2003

Advanced Training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Albert Ellis Institute  2005        

Basic Training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Albert Ellis Institute  2002
Training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
2007 

​Gottman Method, Level 1, Gottman Institute 2017



                     Edmond Counseling

                                       ​​& Professional Development, LLC                                              

1320 East 9th Street, Suite 6, Edmond, Ok. 73034              Phone- (405) 440- 3034     Fax- (405) 531-9386


 



Micah Perkins, M.S., L.P.C., L.A.D.C.