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children were confirmed to be victims of abuse in Oklahoma in 2014 

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children were adopted out of the foster care system in SFY 2014 

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children were successfully reunited with their families (according to the OK Dept of Human Services

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How Are We Different?

Family Hope House engages the whole family in attachment- and research-based therapy services to meet the complex emotional needs of foster and adoptive children who have experienced trauma. By understanding that infants and children who have come from complex trauma need to be engaged in specific styles of parenting, Family Hope House comes alongside of foster and adoptive families to provide education and empowerment- within their homes and in the local community.

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Empowering families to realize their fullest potential through therapy, education and advocacy.
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Meet Our Staff

Leslie Keenan

Leslie Keenan

LMFT, Registered Play Therapist, Executive Director View Details
Kori Neely

Kori Neely

LMFT View Details
Brittany Miller

Brittany Miller

LPC, Registered Play Therapist, TBRI® Educator View Details
Lindsey Berryman

Lindsey Berryman

LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist, TBRI® Educator View Details
Kim Baker

Kim Baker

Office Manager View Details
Brittany Fowler

Brittany Fowler

MS, LPC View Details
Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth Turner

MS, LPC View Details
Jimmy Clare

Jimmy Clare

LMFT View Details
Leslie Keenan

Leslie Keenan

LMFT, Registered Play Therapist, Executive Director

Leslie@familyhopehouse.com

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 Neely

Kori Neely

LMFT

Kori@familyhopehouse.com

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 Miller

Brittany Miller

LPC, Registered Play Therapist, TBRI® Educator

Brittany@familyhopehouse.com

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 Berryman

Lindsey Berryman

LPC-S, Registered Play Therapist, TBRI® Educator

Lindsey@familyhopehouse.com

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.

Kim Baker

Kim Baker

Office Manager

Kim@familyhopehouse.com

Brittany Fowler

Brittany Fowler

MS, LPC

Brittany.fowler@familyhopehouse.com

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 Turner

Elizabeth Turner

MS, LPC

Elizabeth.turner@familyhopehouse.com

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 Clare

Jimmy Clare

LMFT

Jimmy.clare@familyhopehouse.com

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.

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Testimonials

Take a look at out how the services of Family Hope House helped families

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Bryan's Testimonial

July 13, 2016

We cannot express in words the gratitude that we have for Family Hope House. When we arrived at Family Hope House, we truly were lacking hope for Bryan’s recovery from a traumatic past.

As of today, he no longer suffers with moments of rage, and he is no longer afraid of the bathroom! His teachers rave about his progress, and he is often asked to help with classroom activities. His report card has him progressing as expected for his age. His transformation is nothing short of a miracle. Hope has been restored to our family, and we are forever thankful to Brittany and Family Hope House!

Opal

Anonymous

William's Testimonial

2016

Before William came to Family Hope House, he was struggling in so many areas related to neglect, violence and substance abuse. I found Family Hope House by attending an information session at a Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group. It was a Godsend! Within 2 months, William was able to be held and the raging became both less frequent and severe. Family therapy taught William to trust, attach and cope. It also taught me how to identify and meet his unique needs.

With the help of Family Hope House, he has now completed the entire school year without being expelled. His teacher commented at the end of the year, that he was one of her most favorite pupils. This wouldn’t have been possible without services at Family Hope House. They have a unique, professional and research based approach that made our house into a home.

Anonymous

 

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Therapy Services

Family Hope House aims to meet the unique needs of each family individually. To do so, we offer varying services including family therapy, individual therapy, parent education, and parent support groups.

Individual Therapy

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.

Family Therapy

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.

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Train Up A Child

Our education component provides vital information to community groups, schools, and churches as well as parent groups, so that the adults who care for and influence children from hard places are well-equipped with knowledge and resources that are both attachment-focused and brain-based. These trainings best equip them to connect with and impact children who have otherwise been seen as difficult to reach. Through Train Up a Child, our goal is Oklahoma is a place where families, schools, churches and daycares are able to respond to the bold call of loving and doing life with children from hard places. We believe training and education is the first step in meeting these precious children where they are.

Equipping a community to come together to bring hope and healing to one child is worth it, not only for one child, but also for the transformative change that we experience as a community in the process.” – Kristen Hale, Board Member and trainings facilitator

For information about how you can schedule training with Family Hope House, click here.

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