ASHLEE DAY, NCC, LPC, LADC
Ashlee Day, M.A., CEO of A New Day Counseling, Inc. is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. With several years’ experience as a Behavioral Health Provider, CARF Surveyor, and supervisor, she opened her own practice in 2010 where she specializes in life and career adjustments, anxiety, couples and marriage counseling, parent support, mood regulation, stress and conflict management, and communication improvement. Ms. Day strongly believes the therapeutic approach is most successful when providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges and improve one's quality of life. She incorporates creative techniques into her practice and believes there is a definite correlation between healing and the arts. For more information about Ashlee, visit her Psychology Today Profile here!
Ashlee Day was born and raised in Oklahoma City and attended Putnam City Public Schools from the age of five all the way through graduation. After graduating from Putnam City Original High School, she went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in General Education and Professional Studies with minors in Sociology, Psychology and Substance Abuse Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. After spending her first few years as a young professional working in the substance abuse field, Ms. Day attended Southern Nazarene University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Marital and Family Therapy. Both while attending SNU and after, Ashlee continued to work in the Behavioral Health Field for a Long Term Inpatient Facility for women with dependent children, Substance Abuse and Methadone Clinics, as well as in Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinics and Hospitals. She spent most of her time helping adults, families and children.
EMILY MONTGOMERY, LPC
Emily Montgomery's ideal client is anyone who’s ready for a change in their lives. An open mind and open lines of communication are the only necessary ingredients for progress. She finds neuroplasticity and its vast branches of study to be endlessly fascinating and the more she understand about the interactions between the brain, behaviors, and patient environments, the better equipped to improve client outcomes! She has seen firsthand how anxiety, disfunction, stress, and past traumas can disrupt progress in one’s life and believes firmly those suffering can increase their happiness and well-being through therapy.
Going to therapy is a lot like going to the gym, people rarely look forward to going but reliably they leave feeling better. Similar to the effects of a physical workout, regular mental examinations can allow the brain to become stronger and more efficient. She is confident she can help you train your brain to be your strongest, most resilient self. Visit her Psychology Today Profile by Clicking on the Link Here!
MATT STEVENSON, LMFT
Matt Stevenson is a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist (LMFT) who specialized in working with couples struggling with conflict and relationship issues. He has created a system called “Transforming Conflict” to help couples manage and understand their conflict and each partner's role in it. He also works with couples on the verge of Divorce, using a protocol called “Discernment Counseling” for which he has gained a specialized certification. Matt has been in private practice as Real-Life Family Counseling, LLC for nearly 4 years, and is proud to work with A New Day Counseling, Inc. to provide quality services to both couples and individuals. Matt also has a heart to help individuals struggling with Depression and Anxiety issues. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, he has both personal and professional experience with the struggle of Depression/Anxiety. Matt believes strongly in the interaction between inborn temperament, (personality) and learning from interactions with our environment throughout our lifespan. It is these factors that produce our “buttons” that can be pushed by others and cause a lot of our problems, both individually and in relationships. As a Christian counselor, he utilizes both faith and science to help his clients with empathy and love. Learn more by visiting him here!
Matt graduated from Liberty High School, in Liberty, Missouri in 1994, and came to Oklahoma to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma Baptist University, where he graduated in 1999. After a career in the residential construction trades, Matt felt called to Marriage & Family Counseling and went back to school at Southern Nazarene University to pursue his Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Counseling, graduating in 2012. Matt has been married to his wife, Betsy since 2000, and has 2 beautiful and smart daughters, Reagan & Avery, which has been the most important part of his education, by far!
SABRINA GHARIB, LPC
Sabrina Gharib, LPC uses a warm and interactive approach to help the person feel safe during their counseling journey. Her experience in private practice, hospital, and clinical settings counseling clients in individual, family, and group therapy has been where she developed methodologies in crisis intervention, chemical dependency, relapse prevention, and stress management. She works in an empathetic and inquiring way, supporting you in facing what is difficult in your life and within yourself. It is not unusual for her to incorporate humor, when appropriate. She will always provide her patients with the same level of respect and dignity that she would desire if seeking therapy. For additional information, please visit her profile on Psychology Today.
Sabrina has experience working in a variety of settings which include: inpatient, outpatient, intensive home-based therapy, and groups. She is licensed in both Oklahoma and Texas and has been in private practice for the past 10 years. Her forte is the ability to relate to people, make them feel comfortable, and assist them in problem-solving. She is extremely passionate about her work and feels blessed to be doing what she loves! She welcomes the opportunity to work with you and wants to help you restore happiness in your life.
With a goal to ensure access to appropriate care for all Oklahomans and an ongoing focus on increasing the effectiveness of services, A New Day Counseling, Inc. holds Licenses and Certifications from many different Oklahoma State Agencies. The Oklahoma State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors governs Licenses in the Alcohol and Drug field ( www.okdrugcounselors.org ) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health governs the division of professional counselors in Oklahoma ( www.ok.gov/health ).
The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service ( www.odmhsas.org ) recognizes the importance of a well-trained, competent workforce and therefore regulates standards through certification for providers such as Behavioral Health Case Managers and provides specialized training for individuals providing a specific set of services like behavioral health rehabilitation services, and offers a wide variety of other training opportunities to promote professional development.
There are more than 42,000 NCCs working in every state in the US. NCCs serve an estimated 500,000 clients each year. The NCC Registry at ( www.nbcc.org )offers easy access to NCCs and can be searched by counselor location, name or certificate number. NBCC’s “Counselor Find” feature offers the same access to NCCs who accept referrals and provides their business city, state and phone numbers.
ANDC maintains professional membership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( www.nami.org ), The American Counseling Association, ( www.counseling.org ) as well as subscribing to and being a supporter of SAMHSA, PsychCentral, OKC Giving Day, Oklahoma Parents Center, Infant Crisis Center and many other Oklahoma based organizations.