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Our Clinicians2017-03-28T17:22:11+00:00

Rebecca Kroeker, MHR, LPC, RPT-S

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Rebecca Kroeker is the owner and executive director of ATS Counseling – Focus Institute, a therapeutic counseling agency. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma and an LPC supervisor. Kroeker also is a registered play therapist (RPT) and an RPT supervisor in the state of Oklahoma. Kroeker holds a Masters in Human Relations with a Counseling Track from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland.

In addition to the establishment of ATS Counseling Focus – Institute by Kroeker in 2006, she is also the executive director of a 501c(3) non-profit organization, Growing Hope Network and owner of a property management company, Cobe Inc. Rebecca’s professional experience includes working for the United States Army civil service for Family Advocacy, serving as the Family Advocacy Program Manager, and has worked as a counselor in her private practice as well as at various agencies in past years.

In addition to clinical work, Rebecca is a member of Association for Play Therapy, where she served as secretary, Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Substance Abuse Service Alliance, Coordinated Community Response Team, Enid Noon AMBUCS and Emmanuel Baptist Church. She is a volunteer for the Re-Entry Task Force, Suicide Prevention Task Force, Youth Opportunity Task Force, CDSA Health Planning Committee, Hope Outreach Faith Farm and Sooner Success. Kroeker is a member of Leadership Greater Enid, graduating class of XXI, March of Dimes board member and is a former member of Junior Welfare League. She is currently a member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Waller Middle School and the president-elect for Inspire Greater Enid, slated to take office as president in 2015.

Rebecca has been the proud recipient of the Enid Young Professional’s Top 10 Under 40 award, the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer for Northwest Oklahoma Department of Corrections award, Oklahoma Career OKCTEEC Outstanding Community Partner award and a commendation from the United States Army for volunteerism.

Rebecca is the proud mom of two daughters, Hallee and Carson, and a son, Colin. In her spare time she enjoys running, gardening and traveling.

Brian Wright, MCP, LPC, LADC Candidate, Assistant Program Director

Phone Extension 107

brainBrian Wright MCP, LPC, LADC Candidate is a counselor at the Enid and Hennessey offices and is the assistant program director at ATS Counseling-Focus Institute. He has been working for ATS-Focus since May 2010. Brian has a passion for working with alcohol and drugs issues and has experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. He enjoys working with all aspects of families including marriage counseling. Brian provides substance abuse treatment for the Department of Corrections (DOC) as a part of the Stand Tall Addiction Recovery (STAR) program.

Brian also is very involved in his church, North Garland Church of Christ, where he and his family attend and he is a Deacon. Brian is married to Krystal and has two daughters.

Tanya Kennedy, MBS, LADC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor   Extension 144


Tanya Kennedy, MBS, LPC, LADC, has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for the past 25 years. She is the clinical director at ATS Counseling. Tanya is a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Psychology double major with Business Administration.

Tanya completed her graduate work in 1999 with a Masters in Behavioral Science also through Northwestern. Tanya is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor. Tanya is also a state approved supervisor for both license types.

Tanya has worked at inpatient as well as outpatient facilities throughout her career. Tanya was the recipient of an International Counseling Fellowship in 1993 and worked at a street clinic in Nottingham, England for six months. Tanya is also a certified ADSAC (DUI) assessor and facilitator, certified DOT (Department of Transportation) assessor and Executive Director of SAPP (Substance Abuse Program Professionals) which is a non-profit 5013-C corporation that provides DUI schools and has a sober living house. Along with her drug and alcohol counseling, Tanya also specializes in Adult therapy, marriage and family counseling, and depression and anxiety disorders. The highlight of Tanya’s life is that she is a “NaNa” to 2 beautiful little grandsons.

Angela M. Jackson, MCP, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Phone Extension 110

Angela M. Jackson is an African-American female who has resided in Oklahoma all her life.  She is currently working as an outpatient counselor with ATS Counseling-Focus Institute counseling agency.  Angela’s educational background includes an Associate of Science Degree from Northern Oklahoma College in which she attained in 2001. Thereafter, Angela attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Psychology Degree in 2004 and a Master of Counseling Psychology Degree in 2006. Angela is currently pursuing her PhD in Human Services with a (Specialization in Social and Community Services) at Capella University.

Angela has worked in social services for over ten years. Her professional experience includes working with youth in DHS custody, therapeutic foster care, independent living and community at-risk programs. Angela provides a variety of services, including individual, family and group counseling with emphasis on self-identity, building self-esteem, and facilitating effective communication skills in family settings. Additionally, she is a certified case manager and has been a strong advocate for the clientele she serves. Throughout her professional journey, Angela has collaborated with the department of human services, office of juvenile affairs, Enid Public School system, and various home health agencies.

Angela is the proud mother of two successful sons and became a mental health professional due to her deep desire to empower culturally diverse populations, single parents, women and their families alike. Angela has a passion for working with women. She leads the women’s group Codependence to Independence (Empowering women and their true self).

Jessica C. Blanchard, BS, BHRS, CM II, LPC Candidate

Phone Extension 136

Jessica Blanchard, BS, BHRS, CM II is a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist, Case Manager II and LPC Candidate at ATS. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s of Science, Psychology in 2013. She completed her Masters of Counseling Psychology degree in July 2015.

Jessica, an Air Force veteran, enjoys working with fellow veterans and families. Her areas of clinical interest include grief and trauma, including PTSD. Jessica enjoys working with children, focusing on coping techniques and social skills. Jessica incorporates Gestalt Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into her sessions.

Jessica is actively involved in the Enid Community, volunteering and spearheading many local relief projects. Jessica is a member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation – Women Veterans, Oklahoma Counseling Association and Growing Hope Network. Jessica has presented at the local and state level on topics as veteran mental health care, grief and bereavement, and depression. Jessica has led local food drives, tornado relief donations, and founded the 2013 Rebuilding Christmas: Decoration Drive for Moore survivors.

Jill Kennedy, MCPLPC,Ccht, Yt

Phone Extension 135

Jill Kennedy, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Yoga teacher works at ATS-Focus at the Enid office. She sees a variety of clients from young children to adults. Jill’s experience includes working with anxiety, grief, depression and marriage and family issues. Besides using traditional counseling techniques, Jill also utilizes yoga and hypnosis to assist her clients in reaching their desired goals.

Jill has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006, earning her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters of Counseling Psychology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Jill graduated from Dallas Hypnosis Training Institute and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She graduated from Namah Shivaya School of Yoga and is a Yin yoga instructor at GYM in Enid.  She enjoys playing with her three dogs, traveling, spending time with her husband and five children, practicing yoga, and working outside. 

Kristi Maxwell, LPC Candidate

Kristi Maxwell is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate at the ATS Counseling-Focus Institute Hennessey office. She was born and raised in Ardmore, Okla. Kristi graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and received a Master’s degree in Psychological Services from East Central University in May 2011. After graduation, Kristi was a licensed counselor candidate in Kentucky until returning to Oklahoma and has been employed at ATS Counseling-Focus Institute since August of 2012.

Kristi has experience working with children, teens, families, adults and the severely mentally ill. Kristi has additional training in working with children, including play therapy and sand tray techniques. Kristi and her husband Scott have a beautiful daughter, two Alaskan malamutes and three mini horses.

Kyla S Ford, MA, LPC

Phone Extension 113

Kyla Ford is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) at ATS Counseling – Focus Institute at the Hennessey office and holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa.   Kyla has worked for ATS since the fall of 2013, after moving to Enid from the Tulsa area where she practiced for several years.

Kyla has experience working with adults, children, couples, and families. She has training and experience in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, abuse, social skills, and family/marital issues. She also has specialized training in trauma – focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Christian counseling and marriage counseling.

Kyla is a classically trained musician, enjoys playing piano and percussion and singing, and is a regular participant on the praise team at Enid MB church where she is an active member. In addition, she led worship for over 5 years at two Celebrate Recovery ministries in the Sapulpa area. She and her husband Jay helped to launch both of these ministries. Kyla is also in the process of becoming fluent in American Sign Language and hopes to eventually become a certified ASL interpreter and counselor for the Deaf.

Kyrie Crippen, MPC, LPC Candidate

Kyrie Crippen is an MPC, LPC Candidate and is new to ATS Counseling-Focus Institute. Currently, she works with children and adults. Her experience includes substance abuse and mental health. Kyrie is active in her church, Otoe Baptist Church in Red Rock, and is engaged to be married. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

John Wright, MHP, LADC, CBT

Phone Extension 111

John has been a counselor at ATS since January 2014. He specializes in alcohol and drug addiction, but also is a Mental Health Professional, which encompasses people of all ages. John has been practicing for 20 years in the Enid area. He helped create the Garfield County Adult Sobriety Court, and did addiction there for 13 years. 

John has been married to Brenda, a retired teacher, for 37 years. They have 2 children, Johna and Brian. They have 2 granddaughters, Makenna and Peyton. John is very active in his church, North Garland Church of Christ, where he has served as an Elder for 7 years. 

Nicole Winfield, Outreach Program Director

Phone Extension 105

Nicole Winfield is the outreach program director at ATS Counseling – Focus Institute.  She works as the liaison between clients and community stakeholders as well as marketing for ATS-Focus.

Nicole earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University with a major in advertising. She is an active member of organizations and non-profits throughout the Enid community. Nicole serves as a board member and the volunteer coordinator for the Enid Farmers Market. She is an active volunteer in adoption assistance for Enid Animal Control. Nicole is a member of Growing Hope Network, Inspire Greater Enid and graduated with the Leadership Greater Enid Class XX.

Nicole is a strong advocate for helping women overcome their struggle with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

Jessica Pendergraft, LPC Candidate

Phone Extension 136

Jessica Pendergraft is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate working at the ATS Counseling Focus Institute Enid office. She graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in May of 2011 with a bachelors degree in behavioral science and then in December of 2014 with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Jessica has been working at ATS since February 2015 and enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. Her experience also includes working with autistic children and victims of domestic violence.

Jessica is happily married and the mother of three daughters: Gracelyn, Brinley and Kyla.

April West, MCP, LPC Candidate

Phone Extension 134

April West, MCP, LPC Candidate is a therapist at ATS Counseling – Focus Institute at the Enid office. She has worked in social services and mental health since 2004. Her education includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. April is actively involved with the Oklahoma Association of Play Therapy.

April has experience working with children, teens, families, adults and the chronically mentally ill. Her professional experience includes working in private practice and for the State of Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. April has been at ATS-Focus since 2008.

Courtney Pike BS, BHRS, CMII

Phone Extension 112

courtnyCourtney Pike BS, BHRS, CMII is a certified case manager at ATS Counseling-Focus Institute. Courtney has been working for ATS since May 2011. Her practice currently includes kids, adolescents and parents. Courtney has experience with Autism Spectrum and disorders dually diagnosed as well as working with kids and families of divorce.  She is pursing a masters degree in Human Relations.

Desmond Harless, PhD, LPC

Desmond Harless, PhD, LPC, is a psychologist and a licensed professional counselor at ATS. Dr. Harless completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology and MS in Community Counseling at Oklahoma State University. He earned his BS in Psychology at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Dr. Harless completed his pre-doctoral internship at Standing Rock Psychology Internship Program in Ft. Yates, North Dakota. His primary rotation was with Charles Hall Youth Services in Bismarck, ND, providing individual counseling, family counseling, psychoeducational interventions, and psychological evaluations. His minor rotation was at YouthWorks in Bismarck, ND, where he provided individual/family counseling, group counseling, and psychological evaluations.

Dr. Harless completed his second year doctoral practicum at ATS where he provided individual and family counseling. Dr. Harless completed his first year doctoral practicum at Payne County Youth Services in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he provided individual, group, and family counseling services. Dr. Harless completed his Master’s practicum/internship at NorthCare in Stillwater, OK, where he provided counseling to adults with severe mental illness.

Dr. Harless research areas include forgiveness and American Indian Enculturation. He provides individual counseling services to clients of all ages for a broad range of issues. He performs evaluations for ADHD, trauma, intelligence, personality disorders, and mood disorders.

Shawn Serrata, LCSW

Shawn Serrata is a licensed clinical social worker who has over 15 years of experience in different sectors of the behavioral health field, giving her a rich comprehensive understanding of the issues that people are faced with in the today’s world. She offers counseling services to individuals, families and couples. She incorporates a holistic model of healing as well as cognitive behavioral, solution oriented, and empowering models into her approach. Shawn is able to provide services in the Enid location or at client’s home.  Shawn received her BA in social work from Kansas State University and her Master’s in social work from the University of Oklahoma. She is licensed in the state of Oklahoma.  Areas of expertise include anxiety (including OCD & panic attacks medical issues and anger.), depression, relationship challenges – couples/families/parenting, complicated grief and loss, chronic and complex.

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