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What to expect during a virtual support group session.

  • Family & Children’s Services Virtual Support Groups are designed and facilitated by professional and certified staff who understand what you’re going through. Sessions can provide insight and advice founded on evidence-based practices.

  • F&CS Community Support Groups are free. Register and join us! If you don’t see what you need, hire us to create a Custom Support Group for your business and group. Learn more below.
  • You do not have to share your story. Be an active listener or an active participant. It’s your choice.  You may feel more comfortable hearing how others have dealt with situations that are familiar to you. Or, you are welcome to share if you’re ready to do so.
  • If you want a confidential session, schedule a one-on-one with an F&CS professional. Reach out today – we are here to support you.


Need something more specific to fit your needs? 

Businesses hire us to support employees.

Receive personalized, professional-facilitated sessions, custom-designed to meet the needs of your business, organization, or group.

To learn more, email lperez@fcsok.org or call Lorri Perez at 918.633.2407


Alex Atkinson, M.A., LADC-MH

Alex Atkinson, M.A., LADC-MH, is a Licensed Alcohol Drug, and Mental Health Counselor. Alex received a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Substance Abuse Counseling. Alex has experience working with children, teens and adults on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, behavioral issues, stress management, substance abuse, life skills, trauma and grief. She is passionate about advocacy, harm reduction and mindfulness.  Alex believes in a holistic counseling approach allowing clients to grow into the best version of themselves, while also being candid. In her free time Alex enjoys traveling, volunteering, yoga and reading. Alex is a return Peace Corps volunteer who served in Lesotho, Africa.

Michelle Bugh, LCSW

Michelle Bugh, LCSW is currently a Clinical Supervisor for F&CS with their Children’s Mental Health program. She graduated from Oklahoma State with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Arlington with a Masters in Social Work. Michelle has completed nationally recommended TF-CBT training and clinical consultation and an Intensive CBT Training by Dr Leslie Sokol of the Beck Institute for CBT and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Michelle has worked as a therapist in elementary, middle and high schools.

Jeremy Cox, LMFT

Jeremy Cox, LMFT is a family therapist currently providing intensive safety services to parents and children involved with child welfare through the Child Abuse and Trauma Services program. He graduated from Oral Roberts University with a master’s degree in Christian Counseling and is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Jeremy has worked as a therapist in the office, home, and school-based settings to provide individual, family, and group therapy.

Faith Crittenden, MSW, LCSW

Faith Crittenden, MSW, LCSW, is currently a Senior Program Director for the Children’s Mental Health Department, School Based and System’s of Care, at Family & Children’s Services. Faith holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a board approved LCSW supervisor. She holds a national certification is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and versed in many other evidenced based practices.

Braden Gibbs, LPC

Braden Gibbs is native to Tulsa, OK.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Northeastern State University and his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Oklahoma State University.  He is currently undergoing Supervision for his License in Professional Counseling.  Braden has a combined 4 years of experience working with adults who are receiving mental health treatment.  Braden has experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, opioid addiction, and gambling addiction.  Braden is trained in several treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Treatment, Written Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Motivational Interviewing.

Whitney Green, LCSW

Whitney Green is a Mental Health Therapist at Family & Children’s Services. Whitney provides a strengths-based therapeutic approach to participants in the Mental Health Court program. Whitney has been working for F&CS for nearly five years now, gaining experience in mental and behavioral health. She creates a safe and relaxed atmosphere for participants to address past and present issues to help them reach their full potential. She strives to help adults understand how their thoughts and past experiences influence the way they perceive and interact with the world, today.

Whitney is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a graduate from The University of Oklahoma with a Master’s in Social Work. She has a range of clinical experiences including crisis intervention, court-ordered, outpatient therapy with a focus on CBT. Whitney is currently under supervision to obtain her LCSW. Whitney has experience in working with children 0-18 years. Whitney works primarily with adults, individual/group, couples, and families.

Lorri Perez, MSW, LCSW

Lorri Perez, MSW, LCSW is currently a Senior Program Director with Family and Children’s Services over the Child and Family Strengthening Center and Family Life Education programs.  She has been with the agency for almost 20 years.  Lorri graduated with her Bachelors of Social Work from Northeastern State University.  Lorri graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma.  Lorri is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy.  Lorri has worked as a therapist in school and clinic settings working with children, families, and adults.  Lorri has also worked with Tulsa area companies for employee assistance programs and with companies experiencing crises in the workplace.