Ministries of Jesus provides counseling to clients in a caring and confidential setting by licensed professional counselors committed to bringing Christian principles from a Christ-centered world-view into the therapeutic experience.  Counseling is available for anyone, regardless of ability to pay and clients of all faiths are welcome to receive counseling at MOJ.  Some insurance is accepted.
"I used to wake up dreading the day, but since I have been in counseling, I was surprised this week that I woke up and was thanking God for always caring for me."
"(In counseling) I found out I can be more honest with people.  I don't have to hide myself so much anymore after finding out that I am valuable to God, regardless of what others think of me."
Counseling topics include, but not limited to:
  • Spiritual needs
  • Abortion
  • Trauma

  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Family of origin issues

  • Pregancy
  • Substance abuse
  • Life transition

Meet the Counselors

Mason Phillips, LMFT, CHt

Mason is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received both his BA in Psychology:  Pre-Counseling and Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University.  Mason's early career as a therapist began in Shawnee and other rural regions of SE Oklahoma treating families with young children.  Although he has always been driven toward the work of substance abuse treatment, Mason became more devoted to the work after providing therapy services to individuals in the Treatment Court Programs of Oklahoma County.  Later, Mason would become one of the first therapists for Arcadia Trails Integris, a residential treatment center for people beginning long-term recovery from substances.  Mason has become more available as a guest speaker on the importance of the overall destigmatizing treatment for mental health and substance abuse. Given his training in family and relationships, Mason believes the way we relate to ourselves, others, and especially God, has the power to embed lasting change for any problem.  Mason is a Christian believer who is confident God cares about mental health and relationships of His people, making clinical counseling all the more important in the mission of the church at large.

Insurance Accepted with Mason:
Aetna, BCBS, Healthchoice, Healthcare Highways, United Healthcare

Dr. Kent Shirley,  M.Div, LPC, CSAT

Kent comes from a ministry background and is an ordained minister. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Dallas Seminary as well as a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. Kent works to help people with anger, abuse, addictions, boundaries, bi-polar, depression, grief, marital issues, church conflict and spiritual issues.

Julane Swyden,  M.MFT., LPC

Julane is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University, receiving her Master's Degree in Marital and Family Therapy in 2004, and began work with Ministries of Jesus in April 2005.  Counseling areas of interest are Marital Therapy and General Adult Therapy.  Julane is also a facilitator of the Prepare/Enrich Inventory which is used in pre-marital counseling as well as marital therapy.  For clients wishing to base their counseling experience and work on their Christian beliefs, Julane seeks to integrate Cognitive Behavioral and Emotionally Focused therapies into a Christian framework.  She has been a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors for over ten years.

Patti Moore, M.Ed., LPC Candidate

Patti received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Consultancy from Oklahoma State University.  She has earned her Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, with honors, at the University of Central Oklahoma and has completed course work for LPC Candidacy.  She is currently operating under supervision as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate.  Patti believes in creating a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere.  Her desire is to collaboratively aid clients in finding a balanced life, promote personal growth, and help clients reach personal goals.  She utilizes a Christ-centered perspective in the counseling process.  With the use of clear honest communication her goal is to help enhance problem-solving and coping skills.  These skills can help to improve mindfulness and bring about a better understanding of ourselves and others.  Her overall objective is to combine empathy, communication, and creativity to help clients find their purpose and plan for a healthy, happy, and hopeful life.
Forms & Documents
To make a counseling appointment or for more information:
  • You may call 715-4851 and leave a message requesting to be added to the counseling wait list.  This voice mail is checked daily Mon-Thurs.  You can also email Dawn Henry by clicking HERE; she will respond to your message in a timely manner.