about dr. kelly - Dr. Kelly A. James
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Dr. Kelly A. James / PhD, LPC, CCTP, NCC,
Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor 

child behavior




Dr. Kelly is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and accepts out of network.

*out-of-network benefits are needed in your plan for out-of-network billing to be possible.

children, adolescents, individuals, & family



  • toddlers/preschool (0-6)
  • children (6-10)
  • preteens/tweens (11-13)
  • adolesents/teenagers (14-17)
  • adults (18 & up)

Kelly James, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved LPC Supervisor, National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a trained EMDR Therapist is in full-time private practice having worked in the mental health field for over 18 years; working with a variety of clientele including children, adolescents, individual adults, and families. 

James specializes in providing counseling to individuals who have experienced trauma, parenting skills training, and working with children with challenging behaviors including anger, ADHD, opposition, and defiance, and children going through divorce.

James received a doctorate from Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, two Master of Arts degrees from Oral Roberts University – Licensed Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. In addition to full-time private practice, James is an assistant adjunct professor at Oral Roberts University and Southern Nazarene University teaching a variety of classes in the graduate counseling programs, and a Play Therapy in Italy institute affiliate faculty member.

James is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society for counselors and counselor educators, a member of Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA), Oklahoma Christian Counseling Association, Oklahoma Mental Health Counselor Association, as well as President of the Oklahoma Play Therapy (OKPT) Division of OCA, a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT), Past President of Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy (OKAPT), a member of the American Counseling Association, a member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), a member of Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), and a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society.

therapeutic topics

academic underachievement

anger management


coping skills

domestic abuse

emotional disturbance

life coaching

child adolescent depression

relationship issues

sexual abuse



family conflict

teen violence

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