A New Day Counseling, Inc.

Behavioral Health Services for Individuals, Couples, & Families

Who We Are

ASHLEE DAY, NCC, LPC, LADC

BIOGRAPHY

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!

EDUCATION

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.


KENYA BOONE, LPC

BIOGRAPHY

Kenya Boone, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined ANDC in 2011.  As the Community Relations Coordinator she effectively facilitates the delivery of services to the community. She regularly participates in professional training and consultation. She has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked in areas which include, but are not limited to, traumatic events, abuse, neglect, childhood development, as well as stress and anger management. She uses several approaches in her work with young children, adolescents and adults, including family systems, cognitive-behavioral and person-centered theory. She has concluded that utilizing these theories stimulates the enhancement of personal strengths and empowerment to reach personal goals.

EDUCATION

Kenya Boone is a native of Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. After graduation, she began working as a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist at an inpatient mental facility. She went on to further her education and received a Master's Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. She proceeded to work at a home-based outpatient facility where therapeutic services are provided within the home, office or school. Kenya believes in the value of every person within her counseling practice and makes sure to display compassion while listening to clients and assisting them in developing their goals.


CHERIE BOX, LADC

BIOGRAPHY

Cherie Box, M.A., is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. As the Clinical Director, Ms. Box brings several years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Her background in trauma-related work, as well as addiction education and training is a tremendous asset to ANDC.  She has worked in residential and outpatient treatment settings as well as home and community-based programs. Working with individuals and families who have a broad range of needs has provided her with a well-rounded and competent modality of treatment methods to pull from.

EDUCATION

Cherie Box has spent most of her life in Oklahoma and earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Central Oklahoma in Sociology with an emphasis on Substance Abuse Studies. She proceeded to further her education earning her Master’s Degree in Human Relations, from the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Box continued to expand her reach in the behavioral health field by making a dedicated effort to work with diverse populations. Cherie is passionate about the opportunity to work with individuals and families and is excited to be a representative of A New Day Counseling, Inc.


MICHELLE GATEWOOD, M.ED., RPT, LPC-S

BIOGRAPHY

My hope is for families to love and enjoy one another in every stage. I believe biblical principles work for everyone and can be effectively utilized to solve problems and restore community. I work with children, teens, and adults to overcome obstacles and develop coping skills that equip and promote positive personal growth. 

EDUCATION

Michelle Gatewood is a Registered Play Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in the State of Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with her Master's Degree and has been practicing with her LPC for over 7 years. She also has over 25 years of experience with parenting and 30 years in marriage. For more information about Michelle Gatewood, visit her Psychology Today Profile here.


DR. YONG H. KIM, PsyD

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Yong Kim, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and specializes in psychological testing and assessment for diagnostic implications and treatment recommendations for children and adults at A New Day Counseling, Inc. Dr. Kim has over 10 years of clinical experience at various levels in the mental health field and related academia.

EDUCATION

Dr. Kim completed his doctorate of psychology in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology following his bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Kim completed his predoctoral internship at Cleveland State University in Ohio and his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Central Arkansas.


EMILY MONTGOMERY, LPC

BIOGRAPHY

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.


EDUCATION

Emily Montgomery, LPC graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has been practicing for over 11 years. She is certified in 1-2-3 Magic Parenting among others and continues growing her education annually. Her Psychology Today Profile can be found here for additional information.


AMY HAMPTON, LPC

BIOGRAPHY

Amy Hampton, LPC is a dedicated human service professional, working with at-risk individuals and families for over 11 years. Her background in the homeless population, leadership skills, and experience in case management and trauma-informed care has both prepared and inspired Amy to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She enjoys working with adults, couples, families, and those interested in taking a deeper look into their psyche.

EDUCATION

Amy Hampton was born and raised in Oklahoma and attended Southwestern Christian University where she obtained her B.S. in Human and Family Services, followed by an M.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology at Mid America Christian University.  Amy joined A New Day Counseling, Inc. over 4 years ago because of her desire to be part of a team that strives to provide quality therapeutic services within her community.


ROBYN GOGGS, DMin, M.ED., LPC

BIOGRAPHY

I enjoy working with individuals and couples. My ideal client is someone who is engaged in the process-willing to open themselves up to other perspectives. My hope is that we work together to create a plan where we explore the tools necessary for you to become who you desire to be, strive for the life you want, and love it more. As we all know, life gets the best of us sometimes. It can leave us with feelings that we struggle to manage: sadness, worry, loneliness, feeling misunderstood, or hopeless. Maybe we even begin to question ourselves or doubt our future. This is where I like to meet people. In therapy, we will work together to uncover the different parts of you with curiosity and kindness to discover insight and clarity for your struggles. We can’t change the past, but we can understand it, heal and allow it to inform our future. My best gift is an open and compassionate character that builds connection and rapport quickly.

EDUCATION

Robyn Goggs, LPC graduated from Oklahoma City University and has been practicing in the Behavioral Health Field for over 3 years. Her Psychology Today Profile can be found here for additional information. Besides the clinical skills she brings as a therapist, she has spent 20 years as a pastor. Her therapy style is client centered, supportive; understanding each person uniquely looking to be one’s best self. She has worked with people in all walks of life, facing relationship issues, self-esteem, sexual issues, mental health, addiction, grief and spirituality.


MATT STEVENSON, LMFT

BIOGRAPHY

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!

EDUCATION

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

BIOGRAPHY

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.

EDUCATION

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.


LICENSING
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.