Substance Abuse, Trauma, Depression, Grief, Couples, Family, Anxiety, Teens, Adults
Mercy EAP, BCBS, Aetna, Tricare, New Directions, United Healthcare, BCBS Federal, Cigna, Ambetter, Medicaid, Qualchoice
Dwight is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has been working in the mental health field since 2009. In his previous career, he had many people coming to him for guidance and advice, but he soon realized that he didn’t have all the tools he needed to truly help them, so he enrolled in the graduate program at John Brown University in 2008. He soon found that counseling was his passion. A year later, Dwight started as a mental health paraprofessional at a local mental health agency, and worked there until June of 2021. During his time there, he worked mostly in the school-based setting with teenagers and their families. Dwight has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Working with teenagers was very rewarding for him. He was deeply grateful to have been given an opportunity to be a support for those who had no one on their side. However, Dwight’s focus had always been on working with adults. In 2019, he had the opportunity to do just that and began working with adult clients in a clinical setting.
As a clinician, Dwight tends to focus on building a genuine, warm and positive relationship. He believes that every person has within themselves the power to heal. He sees his job as providing his client with a safe and supportive place for them to discover their own strengths. He uses stories and metaphors in therapy to help the client discover deeper truths about themselves. Dwight also uses techniques from a counseling theory called Internal Family Systems and has had much success with it. He has experience treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and especially trauma. In addition, he received a certification in addictive and compulsive behavior from Capella University in 2016 and has experience working with clients with drug and alcohol addictions.
Dwight has two daughters who he is extremely proud of and eight grandchildren ranging from 2 ½ to 19 years old. He grew up without a grandfather, so he spends much of his time being the grandfather that he never had to my grandkids. His hobbies include building model airplanes, reading and history. Many people find Dwight’s sense of humor off-beat, but he tries to use it with clients to put them at ease.