Amanda Brandon - EAP Therapist
Amanda Brandon has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2011 and has been working with the Oklahoma State EAP for seven years. She works with adults and children who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression or those who have experienced trauma, helping them gain the tools necessary to combat these issues immediately and providing them with the resources they might need to find additional help after their sessions at the EAP office are over.
Outside of work she enjoys gardening, watercolor painting, and hiking with her teenage son and dog, Ace
Alyse Walker - EAP Therapist
Alyse Walker, MA, LPC resides in Meeker, OK and obtained her MHR from The University of Oklahoma in 2014 and MA in Counseling Psychology from St. Gregory's University in 2017. Alyse has over 10 years of experience working in mental health and substance use services in a variety of roles including outpatient, inpatient, crisis care, child welfare, and corrections. Alyse likes to utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, incorporating many different theoretical approaches into her sessions. She is trained in addiction, ASI, T-ASI, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, CRA/A-CRA, MRT, Crisis Intervention, EMDR, and Suicide Prevention. Alyse is passionate about helping people find their worth, by digging deep to overcome any obstacles that one may be facing. Alyse loves spending time with her husband of 13 years and two children, ages 14 and 11, as well as spending time with and traveling with friends, drinking a great cup of coffee, playing softball, and watching her daughter barrel race.
Andrea Sapp - EAP Therapist
Andrea has been a licensed counselor since 2018. She is a Graduate of East Central University where she received her Master of Science in Psychology after she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. Andrea has over 6 years of working in mental health and substance abuse services in a variety of roles: direct care, outpatient, crisis care, and advocacy. Andrea has experience working with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships, substance use, crisis management and adjustment disorders among adults, adolescents, and children. Andrea's passion is helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. Her work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs.
Amber Jones - EAP Therapist
Amber Jones has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she received her Master of Social Work in 2003. Amber has worked with children, adolescents and adults across a number of settings including child welfare, therapeutic foster care, adoption support services, schools, hospitals and outpatient counseling. She has experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, relationship problems, and substance use. Amber's favorite part of her work is helping people learn healthy ways to relate to their thoughts and feelings that enable them to live fulfilling, meaningful lives. Amber enjoys being a mom to her 6 year old son, reading, and traveling whenever possible.
Holly Doane - EAP Case Management Specialist
Holly graduated in 2010 from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Family Life Education, Marriage and Family. Before coming to the EAP office she worked in multiple community mental health settings including North Care, Red Rock Behavioral Health. Holly also worked at HopeHouse OKC supporting homeless families break the cycles of poverty and homelessness. Through this experience she has worked with people in recovery, connecting people to local community resources, and supporting people in accomplishing their goals. Holly is passionate about providing compassionate care to those who are seeking the resources and the help they need. Holly resides in OKC with her husband and two-year old son. She enjoys a good cup of chai, being outside on warm days, and organizing.
Lori Walls - EAP Program Manager
Lori has been a licensed counselor since 2018. She is a Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Family and Community Services and Southern Nazarene University where she received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Lori also attended the University of Oklahoma where she completed Master Level courses in Human Resource Management and completed an Employee Relations Internship. Before coming to the EAP office she worked in many settings including community mental health agencies, community mental health centers, and inpatient hospitals since 2013. Lori has experience working with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, relationships, substance use, crisis management and adjustment disorders among adults, adolescents and children. Lori’s passion is providing mental health awareness and educational opportunities for employees within their work place setting. Her goal is to ensure employees of ODMHSAS have access to adequate mental health resources and opportunities that will help promote greater psychological health and personal well-being. Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs, spending time outdoors enjoying nature and going on girls trips to Beavers Bend.