Empowering families to realize their fullest potential through therapy, education and advocacy.Mission Statement
Leslie KeenanLMFT, Registered Play Therapist, Executive Director
Leslie is the Executive Director and a founder of Family Hope House. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist and Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner. Leslie graduated with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University and holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Oklahoma. Her passion as a therapist focuses around partnering with families to build life-long, joyful relationships. Leslie has extensive training that assists her in practice with specific focuses on attachment, family systems and infant mental health. She believes therapy should be both fun and effective. With this in mind, Leslie utilizes specific therapy modalities including Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Trust Based Relational Intervention, and non-directive play therapy.
Kori is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with training in Theraplay and attachment theory. She is also becoming endorsed by the state of Oklahoma to be an Infant Mental Health Specialist. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Education and a Master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kori has worked with teenagers, children, infants, and families in many different situations and from many diverse areas of the world. Kori is passionate about helping parents grow a healthy attachment with their infants and young children, aiding teenagers in discovering who they are, and helping mothers increase skills and confidence in their role as a mother. Kori joined the FHH family with the desire to hand out hope to families who need and desire it.
Brittany MillerLPC, Registered Play Therapist, TBRI® Educator
Brittany has a Bachelor’s degree from Rogers State University in Psychology and a Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Community Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a passion for engaging children and adolescents in client-centered play therapy to process chronic, relational, and individual trauma. She is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilizes this treatment modality with children 0-18 to decrease negative responses to traumatic experiences. Brittany is also undergoing endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist to better serve populations 0-3 years old in building secure attachment and processing trauma. She also has a passion for international adoption, and enjoys engaging families in finding healing through relational, experiential play therapy to build safe, secure attachment utilizing client-centered play therapy, experiential play therapy, Theraplay, and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).
Lindsey BerrymanLPC-S, Registered Play Therapist, TBRI® Educator
Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist. She has extensive training in trauma and attachment work that assists her in practice with children, teens and family systems. Lindsey is EMDR trained, holds certification in Theraplay I from the Theraplay Institute in Chicago, and is recognized as a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and Educator through Texas Christian University. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Evangel University and Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in outpatient, school-based, and community mental health settings. Lindsey is passionate about assisting children, teens and families heal from their past traumas, facilitating families in the formulation of strong and healthy bonds, and developing behavioral and emotional regulation strategies tailored for each child’s individualized needs. Other specific approaches she utilizes in clinical work include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Play Therapy, Filial therapy, and experiential play therapy.
Brittany FowlerMS, LPC
Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Oklahoma State University. Since graduate school, Brittany has been providing counseling in a private practice setting. Prior to obtaining her LPC, Brittany served in similar capacities while being employed on staff at a church through her role as director of a recovery program for teens. She has several years of experience working with children of all ages and abilities as well as teens and adults. Brittany is currently pursuing education toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist and certification in Theraplay. Since coming on staff at FHH, Brittany is also exploring Trust Based Relational Intervention and Infant Mental Health.
Elizabeth TurnerMS, LPC
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and her Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She is trained in Theraplay, which adds to her skillset at FHH as she works with children with developmental and/or attachment difficulties and their families. Elizabeth has experience working with adults, children and teens in both an individual and family therapy setting. She has worked in home based, school based and outpatient treatment facilities. Elizabeth realizes parenting is one of the most challenging journeys one can go on, and one of her passions include providing parents a safe, therapeutic space to do the work often needed to be the secure base children from hard places need.
Jimmy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He received is Master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University. Jimmy is extremely skilled in working with complex family systems, encouraging parents and empowering families toward success. Jimmy is currently pursuing trainings to become a Registered Play Therapist with a focus in attachment and family relationships. Jimmy approaches counseling from a systemic perspective and is passionate about helping children, teens and adults come to a better understanding of their own situation.
At times, children and adolescents need to identify and process their trauma in a safe way that does not re-trigger traumatic memories. To meet this need, FHH offers play therapy services on an individual basis where the child meet individually with the therapist in one of our “play” rooms. For young children, we have created a Client Centered Playroom that provides therapeutically necessary toys designed to allow the child to process their trauma through play. For our adolescents and teens, we engage the client in our Sand Tray and Art Therapy Room, where our highly trained clinicians engage the client in processing their experiences in one of these two arenas.
Children who have experienced trauma, abandonment, and loss often create defense mechanisms making it difficult for them to attach with safe and loving caregivers. Knowing that play disarms fear, FHH clinicians engage the full family in play that builds connection and trust. Once these crucial building blocks are established, families engage in creating goals and objectives to help them move forward in their relationships.