Meet our Mental Health Team
Emma Wassilak, Clinical Director
Emma has served in multiple roles since starting at Sunbeam in 2013 and is currently the department’s Clinical Supervisor. She is an LPC and state-approved supervisor for LPC Candidates. Emma strongly supports training future generations of therapists to increase access to quality mental health services for Oklahomans. Emma’s training includes multiple hope-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive modalities including Seeking Safety, TF-CBT, CPT, ACT, and she is a Talk Saves Lives Instructor, providing education on suicide prevention. Emma believes in creating a safe, affirming space for all clients with respect for each person and family’s unique experiences.
Chaz Cook, Therapist
Chaz completed his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. After completing his degree, Chaz pursued clinical licensure by providing services to individuals on the Autism Spectrum and supporting those experiencing homelessness through interventions for suicidality and crisis response. Chaz has experience working with anxiety, depression, suicidality, ADHD, and many other areas. Chaz believes in catering therapy to the individual, and finding what works best for them, while creating a safe space for the client to be comfortable; he does this by drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Choice Theory, along with other clinical theories.
Brittanie Groesbeck, Therapist
Brittanie Groesbeck completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Oklahoma and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over 25 years of experience providing clinical services for children, families and adults in a variety of settings and treating a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict and others. Brittanie is trained in Seeking Safety, TREM, ACT, Play Therapy, Crisis Intervention and is a Certified TF-CBT therapist and a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. Recently, she completed the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Phase One Certification to deepen her knowledge of the brain and the impact of trauma and developmental adversity. Brittanie is invested in a holistic approach to well-being and supporting trauma recovery for better emotional, physical and relational health.
Charles Jackson, Therapist
Charles Jackson is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where he earned his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in psychology and counseling psychology. After graduating in 2005 Charles began his pursuit towards his LPC. Working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings it became clear, that working with children and families were his passion. To further develop his skills Charles completed the requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist. Along the way, Charles has received training in Conscious Discipline, Trust Based Relational Interventions and Internal Family Systems to help strengthen families and provide them the tools they need to move towards healing.
Haley Jurko, Therapist
Haley Jurko received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 and later earned her Master’s in Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2019. She enjoys working with children (age 8+), adolescents, adults and families. Haley is particularly interested in working with anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders to name a few. She emphasizes a trauma-informed Cognitive-Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment (CBT and ACT) approach to therapy, and will expand to other evidence-based treatment modalities based on the individual needs of the client.
Patricia Martinez, Therapist
Patty is a bilingual therapist who received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016. She later earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2019. Patty prefers working with adolescents (13+), adults, and couples/families. Patty currently works treating anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders. She has completed training on several evidence-based practices throughout her time at Sunbeam. Patty mainly uses a Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered approach but also implements Solution Focused Therapy and mindfulness strategies. Patty recognizes the unique needs of every individual and family she works with and makes it a priority to adapt her approach to fit the needs of her clients.
Kyann Mitchner, Therapist
Kyann Mitchner M.Ed, MSW earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University, her first Masters in Applied Behavioral Studies from Oklahoma City University, and her late Masters in Social work from the University of Oklahoma. Kyann is under supervision and is a Licensed Master of Social Work, Provisional (LMSW-P) in the state of Oklahoma. She has a background working in early child development with at risk children and is a Certified CLASS Observer. Her passion is to work with children (birth- adolescences), their families, couples, and those who are expecting that may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma related disorders, and post-partum. Kyann has completed trainings in Conscious Discipline, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Suicide ASSIST. Kyann’s approach to counseling includes a Person-Centered, Family Systems, Traum Informed approach. She sees the client through their current lenses and allows them to reformulate their ability to achieve therapeutic goals.
Jessica Welp, Therapist
Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She is licensed by the State of Oklahoma as a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). She has worked at Sunbeam for almost nine years and has a background in working with vulnerable adults and their caregivers and seniors experiencing homelessness. Jessica sees counseling as a collaborative process and strives to provide a safe and welcoming space where clients can feel like they can set and meet their goals with support and empathy. She has experience and interest in working with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma. Jessica is also the owner and handler of Sunbeam’s certified therapy dog, Shotgun (aka Boo Boo).
Shotgun, Pet Therapist
Shotgun (aka Boo Boo), a Border Collie and/or Australian Shepherd mix, received his certification to perform pet therapy from A New Leash on Life in March, 2013. He has visited libraries, assisted living centers, and even provided pet therapy during presentations about pet therapy at the Oklahoma State Conference on Aging and the National Association of Social Workers Oklahoma State Conference!
At Sunbeam, Shotgun provides love and support to staff in between counseling sessions he attends with his owner and handler, Jessica Welp.
Shayla Winrow, Therapist
Shayla Winrow M.Ed., LPC, CEIM is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her master’s degree from Oklahoma City University in Applied Behavioral Studies in 2019. She was previously the Director of the SeeWorth Foundation working with at-risk adolescents. She has received training in CPT, TF-CBT, ACT, Conscious Discipline, and has experience working with children, adults, couples, and families. Shayla has received training in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, is a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) and is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage. Shayla’s approach to counseling includes a trauma-informed and hope-centered approach from both CBT and ACT therapy techniques within a framework of person-centered therapy.
McKenna Zinn, Therapist
McKenna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social work from Oral Roberts University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. McKenna is currently under supervision and is a Licensed Master of Social Work, Provisional (LMSW-P) in the state of Oklahoma. She has a passion for working with children (age 5+) and their families who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and other neurodevelopment disorders. McKenna has completed trainings in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Conscious Discipline, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Seeking Safety, the Neuro-sequential Model of Therapeutics and Perinatal Mental Health. McKenna takes a hope-centered and whole-person approach to therapy. She recognizes the client as the expert in their experiences and creates an environment of empathy, safety, acceptance and growth.