Couples Therapy | Family Therapy | First Responders | Cancer |
“The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.” – Esther Perel.
“Marriage, families, all relationships are more a process of learning the dance rather than finding the right dancer.” Paul Pearsall
Alexis specializes in couples counseling and family therapy, including counseling for first responders and individuals and their families who are going through cancer (click on the second video below to learn more about these specific groups).
Click on the video below to hear Alexis discuss why mental health therapy for couples and families is so important and to learn about some of the therapy techniques she uses.
Alexis shares about mental health counseling with first responders and their families, as well as families going through cancer.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist Candidate
I look at relationships as a dance, we have to learn what we are doing, what our partners are doing, and how to dance the same steps together at the same time. What do the relationships in your life look like? Are you dancing together or is your partner/family all dancing to a different beat? If you are on the brink of divorce or your family is having issues that are distressing, it may not be that you have the wrong dance partner, it may just be that you aren’t dancing the same dance.
Are you feeling disconnected and desperate for change? Hope is not lost, I can help you rebuild what has been broken, I can help you learn and change the dance.
My name is Alexis Moring and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist candidate. This means that I have completed all of my education (I earned a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Oklahoma State University), I have passed the state licensing exam, and am completing the required amount of hours of being supervised so that I can be independently licensed by the state of Oklahoma. I provide mental health counseling to clients in Broken Arrow and the Tulsa metro area. Because of my background, I look at therapy from a systemic perspective which means that I look at the whole person and what they are experiencing in the context of relationships. I have a heart for counseling couples and families who are working through any kind of relational issue as well as first responders and those going through a cancer diagnosis.
Working with Couples:
Working with couples is one of my biggest joys. I love helping couples navigate difficulties in their relationships. Whether it be intimacy issues, trust, communication, repair after an affair, or premarital and maintenance sessions, I love helping couples build a happy and healthy relationship for themselves and future generations. I enjoy helping clients learn how they relate and why they do what they do. Breaking intergenerational family cycles and learning a new way of relating to one another is where my skills flourish. Get out your dancing shoes, I am going to help you learn your old dance and help you and your partner find a new one!
Working with Families:
The family relationship is one of the most impactful relationships we will ever have in our lives. The family relationship is where we learn how to relate to others and where we learn how to respond to life. Putting work in to ensure the family is strong and healthy is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves and our children/future generations. People tend to repeat cycles from these fundamental relationships. I can help reshape these learned behaviors and make sure the cycles being passed down are ones that are healthy and going to make your family successful.
Working with First Responders:
First responders carry heavy burdens that many people do not understand. They are often required to be mentally and emotionally strong even when seeing the most traumatic things. My husband and brother are both first responders, so I have strong ties to the first responder community and understand the unique challenges first responders and their families go through. I see the impact these professions have on not only the individual but also their marriages and their families. I know how important support is for first responders and encourage their partners or families to take part in their healing process. Healing in the context of our relationships is one of the most beautiful things we can experience. I have the heart to give back to the individuals who give so much to their communities and the families who sacrifice so much to stand beside their first responder. I want to help them find healing after they have seen some of the darkest parts of our world.
Working with Cancer:
“An individual doesn’t get cancer, a family does.” Getting a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most unraveling realities one can go through. Everyone experiences cancer differently so my work with individuals with a cancer diagnosis is going got look vastly different from one client to the next. Often I work through navigating the grief associated with the diagnosis and work to instill hope in healing. I believe it is important to include the family in the healing process because they have a large impact on the wellbeing and experience of the client diagnosed with cancer.
With all of my work, I encourage relational healing, this means seeing more than just the individual alone. Whether that be the whole family or just their spouse or partner. I see the value in utilizing supports and healing in the context of relationships and who better to support us than the ones we love the deepest.
I understand that each person is different and what works for one client may not work for another, that is why I primarily work from an integrative systemic therapy (IST) meta framework. This means that I see the unique bio-psychosocial spiritual context of every client and adapt my therapeutic techniques to best fit their needs.
I have experience working with diverse populations and presenting problems. I have completed internships at the Cancer Treatment Center of America and the Center for Family Services in Stillwater. My training, education, and experience have provided me with a strong background in marital, individual, couple, group, and family therapy. I am a certified facilitator in both PREPARE/ENRICH and SYMBIS for couples seeking pre-marital counseling.
Many things in life can change the moves of our dance and change the way we relate to one another. Sometimes we can feel like we are stuck in the same cycles even when we have tried everything.
Let me help you put hope, healing, and trust back in your relationships. Let me help you change your dance!