Meet The Team

A unique quality of Morning Light Christian Counseling is that we are a group of highly skilled therapists and coaches that work together to provide the best quality care for our clients.

Because we have a variety of therapists and coaches with different skills and experiences, we are able to serve a larger, more diverse population. We are also better able to serve couples because we have enough therapists and coaches to help each spouse individually process traumas and work on behaviors in addition to coming together to work on joint healing and communication. All of our therapists are trained in incorporating Christian faith, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Attachment Theory. Our coaches are also trained in incorporating Christian faith and helping clients move from where they are to where they want to be.

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” Proverbs 27:17 ESV

At Morning Light Christian Counseling, we believe that it is especially important for our therapists and coaches to sharpen each other. We are better therapists and coaches because we exist together.

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Benjamin Rex Allison, LPC

Benjamin Rex Allison, LPC

Hello, are you or someone you love feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Dealing with out of control emotions or behaviors? Feeling hopeless or helpless with nowhere to turn? If so then I believe you have taken the first steps to overcoming what is impacting, you today. Just by reading this you are beginning a journey that you or a loved one needs to move forward in a healthy way. It would be my sincere honor to come along beside you in this counseling process.

My passion is helping people with the stresses, pains, hardships, past or present that life throws at you in order to restore you to a place of healing.

Therapeutic Philosophy

Entering counseling is not easy and it will be hard work. The best things in life usually do require perseverance. I do not believe there is any one way to counsel someone, any specific time frame or any one technique that stands alone. Each person is unique. You and I will work together to determine what your needs are and how we will address those needs. You are not alone.

Training and Experience

I have Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, and Treating Sexual Addiction. I am also Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained, and in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).

I have worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, public schools and the private sector. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults. I provide, individual, couple, group and family counseling.

Philosophy

Reaching out for help can be difficult, you do not have to go it alone. For this reason, I take a collaborative approach to working with people. In session you will find that I am compassionate and dedicated to my clients, working with you in seeking solutions to your struggles. Your own thoughts, beliefs, and values are important to me as well as your involvement in counseling.

Benjamin Rex Allison, LPC

Reaching out for help can be difficult, you do not have to go it alone. For this reason, I take a collaborative approach to working with people. In session you will find that I am compassionate and dedicated to my clients, working with you in seeking solutions to your struggles. Your own thoughts, beliefs, and values are important to me as well as your involvement in counseling.

Hope is one of the most powerful mechanisms in a journey of peace and healing. While many individuals may feel as if there is no hope, I believe there is always hope and you do not have to tread that path alone. It is time for you to retake control of your life!

A verse I take to heart is from 1 Peter 5:6-7

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in the proper time, casting all your cares on him, because he cares about you”.

Call Rex at 405-820-4965 to set-up an appointment. 

Kimberly Allison, M.A.

Board-Certified Mental Health Coach

Kimberly Allison, M.A.

Life is hard at times. It is important for you to know that you don't have to navigate the journey alone. We were created for connection and need each other to not only survive but to thrive in this life.

My focus is to support and guide my clients to initiate action toward their goals. Together we will look to capitalize on your strengths in order to achieve the results desired. I will provide you with the structure, feedback and support to reach your highest potential. My primary goal is to help my clients translate their desires into action and lead the most passionate and fulfilling lives possible. Whether you want help achieving a specific outcome or wish to enhance all areas of your life, I can help you get there.

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to partner with you as your coach while you journey through life’s career advancements and transitions by listening, supporting, and encouraging you as you visualize and seek to achieve your goals. I’m especially passionate about working alongside leaders assisting them with discovering new insights and creative ways to move forward both professionally and personally.

I am an integrative coach specializing in relationships and communication and will work side by side with you as you travel the path towards change and restoration. It takes courage and together we will focus on concrete strategies and develop a plan to move you toward your goals.

Training and Experience

I have worked a leader in human services for over 9 years and have a Bachelor’s  in Psychology: Christian Counseling and an MA in Human Services: Marriage and Family both of which were obtained from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. I am also a Board-Certified Mental Health Coach.

Kimberly Allison, M.A.

More About Kimberly

I believe we were each created by God for a specific purpose. When life presses in and I start to forget His great love for me I turn to Psalm 139:13-14 (NASB) “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”

Call Kimberly today at 405-373-6414 to schedule an Inquiry Session and give Life Coaching a try!

Morgan Duperroir, LPC

Morgan Duperroir, LPC

Often times when a person comes to counseling, there is an issue or a problem that needs to be addressed and worked through. We live in a broken world and none of us get to go through life without being touched by challenging situations and painful circumstances. This could be a significant loss, trauma, abuse, fractured relationship, anxiety, stress, or depression. The list goes on and on. I acknowledge that there is pain in this world. But more importantly, I believe and have seen and experienced that healing and hope is possible, even in the midst of these circumstances (Rom. 5:1–5). Change is possible and I would love to help you explore what that looks like for you.

Therapeutic Philosophy

Through my education and experience in the counseling field, I recognize that each person I sit across from is unique and will therefore require a personalized approach to counseling. As we work together, I intend to provide feedback and encouragement in an honest and empathetic way. I encourage all my clients to remember this throughout their therapy journey: change takes time and effort, and at times I may challenge you in order to help you meet your goals.

It is of utmost importance to me to respect my clients’ values and beliefs and recognize that each individual I interact with comes with varied experiences and therefore treatment will need to be individualized to encompass the multifaceted aspects of each person. You are unique and that is a wonderful thing! Honesty and trust are major components in therapy and I intend to be transparent with my clients as we work together. I am open to feedback and recognize that there is more than one way to achieve a desired outcome.  

Training & Experience

I received my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Behavioral Therapy. When working with client’s, I tend to integrate techniques and modalities from several of these therapies, rather than using just one. I have found that this works best when personalizing therapy to the individual.

Morgan Duperroir, LPC

My experience in the clinical field of counseling ranges from working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, and group therapy. I have experience counseling individuals that struggle with trauma, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, relationship and peer issues, suicidal ideation, and autism. In the past, I have facilitated life skills groups for adolescents, process therapy groups for minority females, and have experience living in a cross-cultural context. Specific areas of interest for future education and training include treatment for eating disorders.

Encouragement

My encouragement to you is this:

“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”  (Jude 1:24–25)

Whether you find yourself excited and ready to begin therapy, or somewhat reluctant and nervous, there is a place for you here and it would be my privilege to walk alongside you in whatever season you may find yourself.

Call Morgan at 405-655-8615 to set-up an appointment. 

Katie MacDougall, LPC

Katie MacDougall, LPC

I love what I do day in and day out. My job isn’t easy, but I am blown away that God allows me to join people in the midst of their most painful, tender situations. I often wonder, “Why me?” If you’re reading this, you might actually be asking the same question. The primary answer to that question is that God has gifted me with encouragement and discernment. I have also had extensive, professional training that you can read more about later in this bio. Last, but not least, I have years of experience (both professionally and personally) walking through deep pain.

Between my gifting, training, and experience, I am great at helping individuals, couples, and families move through their worst pain and most complex situations.

Personalized Therapy

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Morning Light Christian Counseling. As I’ve sat in the counseling room with people over the years, I know that every person and experience is different. That is why it is incredibly important to me to provide therapy that is personalized to you.

I don’t believe in cookie-cutter therapy because I don’t believe that anything about you or your situation is cookie-cutter.

I’ve learned that pain is pain. I don’t believe that one person’s pain is greater than another person's pain. All I see is that someone is hurting and it is my responsibility to take that pain very seriously. I also really believe that the counselor-client relationship is hugely important to your success as a client. As a result, I value an equal mix of empathizing and challenging in my therapy sessions.

I want you to feel heard and understood, then I want to challenge you to really get to where you want to go.

Extensive Training

I hold a Master of Divinity with specialization in Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma City University. I am an  Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist, which is a research-based method to help those suffering from traumatic events.  I am currently a Consultant-in-Training, which is the highest level of EMDR training. I am also a Flash-Trained Therapist, which is a technique specifically designed to help deeply traumatic memories less distressing to process.

I am also trained in Prepare-Enrich and SYMBIS, which are both tools used to help with relationship counseling. I have completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a world-renowned and research-based tool to help couples assess and improve their relationships. In addition to these tools, Attachment Theory, Ego State Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Systems Therapy deeply inform my practice. 

Katie MacDougall, LPC

Outside of my therapy training, I am also an authorized Darkness to Light Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Facilitator.

I enjoy conducting trainings to help prevent some of the atrocities I see in my office on a regular basis. I especially enjoy helping churches prevent childhood sexual abuse using these trainings.

My life verse

When I’m out of the office, my goal is to be outside as much as possible. I love seeing and experiencing God’s creation through the outdoors. Some of my favorite things include: family, church, hot tea, dogs, pineapples, ice cream, and spin class.

My life verse is Galatians 6:9 NIV

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

When I was sixteen, a Sunday School teacher shared that verse with me while I was feeling incredibly weary. Little did I know that life would continue to make me feel weary with numerous losses and disappointments down the road. That verse has represented Jesus holding onto me in seasons of long-suffering and I am so grateful to be able to see His hand in my life -- on the good days and the bad ones.

I would be honored to help you figure out what is keeping you from receiving that hope.

Call Katie at 405-664-3960 to set-up an appointment. 

Alyssa Pratt, LMSW

Alyssa Pratt

Living in a broken world can sometimes leave us feeling like broken people. Grief, loss, depression, anxiety, uncertainty, and so much more can pile up and keep us from seeing our true worth. By seeking help, you are taking those first steps in recognizing that God has so much more in store for you. I have spent many years working with people to overcome the challenges life brings and find new growth even through the pain. I look forward to walking this journey with you toward rediscovering the perfect creation God has made you.

Therapeutic Philosophy

Every person enters the room with unique gifts, perspectives, beliefs, experiences, and expectations. As a result, each therapeutic journey will also be unique. I will work with you to discover your strengths and challenge your doubts. We will develop a plan designed to achieve the outcomes that matter most to you. Change isn’t easy and growth can be uncomfortable, but I assure you the investment will be worth it.

Training

I hold a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan as well as a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma Christian University. I am a licensed social worker in the state of Oklahoma and am currently under supervision to complete the requirements for the clinical license. I have been a social worker for 10 years and worked in hospice prior to joining the Morning Light team.

I have extensive experience working with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. I have worked with older adults, adults, teenagers, children, families, and groups. My counseling experience includes grief and loss, depression, anxiety, coping with terminal or chronic illnesses, and family mediation. I specialize in twin loss and childbearing losses (miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, etc).

My approach to counseling is strengths-based and largely influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Theory. I also utilize Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. I firmly believe in integrating skills and techniques from multiple therapeutic philosophies to best fit your needs and talents.

Alyssa Pratt

I am currently in the process of completing Grief Counselor Certification and have plans to be trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

I enjoy public speaking and am happy to present on topics related to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, and end-of-life planning.

Faith In Practice

I am confident God called me to this field and blessed me with the talent and ability to walk with others through their difficult times. In doing this work, I am often reminded of the words Jesus speaks in Matthew 11:28. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Only Jesus can remove all your burdens, but you are always welcome to leave your baggage in my office.

Call Alyssa at 405-593-8355 to set-up an appointment.

Treneé Tunick, LCSW

Treneé Tunick, LCSW

Hello! And welcome to your new beginning. The beginning of a journey of self-reflection and healing. Maybe you are feeling down or depressed and you cannot see through the storm you are in. Or you might be climbing your own mountain of grief and can’t see through the clouds to the top. What if you are looking at your life and say “my life is good, why am I having such a hard time?” If you are reading this, you are taking the first step to positive change in your life!

I love God and I love people. I am not immune to life challenges and I have had to walk through storms and climb my own mountains, but God was with me, gave me strength and placed people in my life that helped me navigate through those challenges to help me become a better version of myself.

Let me join you in this journey.

Therapeutic Philosophy

Entering counseling is not easy and it will be hard work. The best things in life usually do require perseverance. I do not believe there is any one way to counsel someone, any specific time frame or any one technique that stands alone. Each person is unique. You and I will work together to determine what your needs are and how we will address those needs. You are not alone.

Training

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and have my clinical license as a Social Worker to provide therapeutic counseling. I have been in this field for over 15 years and have enjoyed my diversified experiences. These include working in crisis situations, long term care and life plan communities, working with homeless veteran’s and counseling in private practice.

During this time, I have worked with teenagers, adults, older adults, caregivers and couples for pre-marital and marital counseling. I am a facilitator for Prepare-Enrich which is used specifically for pre-marital and marital counseling. I have experience in Christian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Grief Recovery. I am also Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained.

Treneé Tunick, LCSW

I enjoy sharing these tools with others and am happy to present to places of business, organizations, churches, etc. on topics of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Dementia and Suicide.

Words I Live By

When I was young I went to Christian camp every summer. One summer, as a teenager, I was introduced to this scripture. Even though we go through pain God knows what he is doing in our lives and this scripture reminds me that I may not be able to see the future but I know who holds it.

“I look up to the hills, but where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord. He is the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let you be defeated. He who guards you never sleeps…God is your guardian…God protects you as the shade protects you from the sun…He will guard your life. God will guard you…now and forever.” Psalms 121

Paraphrased from the IEB version

Call Treneé at 405-696-7442 to set-up an appointment. 

Hey, I'm Alexander

I am an animal - assistant therapy dog in training. I will be certified by the end of this year, 2022. I am a Goldendoodle who will be 1 years old October 21, 2022. I love people and I’m very cuddly and docile. I don’t shed and I’m hypoallergenic. I come to sessions when clients request and can sit next to the client or sit next to daddy. Here’s a little information on why I am a therapy dog in training.

Therapy dogs help build rapport quicker within therapy sessions and helps the client feel grounded and safe when processing painful experiences. Therapy dogs are able to regulate clients at a much quicker rate. They help clients when they begin to have panic attacks, are having traumatic flash backs, are experiencing body pain, dissociation, or many other forms of distress. Therapy dogs increase endorphins and oxytocin which helps boost our mood. Having Alexander at your therapy session, is like having a 2 for 1 in helping you reach your goals of healing.

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