Tonjua Sherrill, Behavioral Health DirectorMS, LMFT1309 N. East Street Guymon, OK 73942
Tonjua Sherrill is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Oklahoma and Kansas. Most of her 20+ year career has been spent working with youth and their families using a collaborative, strengths-based therapy approach. She focuses on providing a welcoming environment where people can feel safe unloading their “baggage” regardless of what brought them in for counseling.
Types of therapy Tonjua uses include Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness to assist and support others to be the author of their own lives.
Tonjua sees children, teens, adults, geriatrics, couples and families. Tonjua addresses depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, trauma, suicide, crisis, patterns of conflict in relationships and LGBTQIA+.
Tonjua enjoys spending time with her family, this includes her four-legged family members. Ginger and Abby are therapy dogs and at times accompany her to work and provide “therapy”. Tonjua enjoys connecting with others and feels privileged listening to others share their stories with her.
Belinda Burton-GaringerMBS, LPC/S, RPT/S1309 N. East Street Guymon, OK 73942
Belinda received her Master Degree in Behavioral Science from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, OK in 1997 and achieved her status as an OK Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2000. In 2003 she completed the post-Master requirements for designation as a Registered Play Therapist. Belinda also holds Supervisor endorsement for both her LPC and RPT credentials.
Belinda utilizes an integrative approach in the delivery of trauma-informed behavioral health services to children and adults who may be experiencing a variety of life circumstances and diagnoses. She believes that through a collaborative relationship with their counselor, older children and adults can learn to positively change how negative perceptions and spontaneous thoughts about situations influences their emotions and behaviors. For children, Belinda utilizes play therapy because 'play is the language of children, and toys are their words.'
In addition to her counseling services, Belinda has provided continuing education trainings at both the state and national levels.
Melissa DurenDrug & Alcohol Counselor1309 N East Street Guymon, OK, 73942
Melissa Duren is a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the state of Oklahoma and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. She has worked for 14 years in the field of substance abuse, both with youth and adults. Melissa utilizes a strength-based and cognitive approach in assisting those seeking recovery. She has experience both in in-patient and outpatient settings including work in specialized courts that promote individual treatment.
In addition to her work as a counselor, Melissa enjoys road trips, spending time with family, along with movies and podcasts about history, true crime, and pop culture.
Elizabeth OgbonnaPHMNP-BC1309 N. East Street Guymon, OK 73942
Elizabeth Ogbonna, PHMNP-BC, is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with several years of experience in psychiatric health. Elizabeth is presently working with Panhandle Counseling and Health Center, Inc. as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She acquired her master's degree from Walden University, her passion is improving the health and empowering her patients.
Our office setting is patient friendly and handicap accessible. Elizabeth treats mental illnesses of all age groups. She is a dedicated, goal oriented, empathetic and skillful professional whose goal is to contribute positively to the community. Elizabeth attends to each person as a unique individual focusing on helping them achieve the best treatment outcome. She is available in the office Monday through Friday, walk-ins are welcome.