Jonetta likes educating clients on their diagnoses to become their own best therapist and to understand why they behave the way they do.
Jonetta Wakely graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2007 with an MS in Counseling. She had the good fortune to study with Dr. Leslie Sokal who was the head of the education department at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. She also completed 6 months of supervision in CBT with Dr. John Ludgate who was, at that time, the Assistant Director of Training for the Beck Institute.
Jonetta likes that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is evolving to embrace mindfulness. Jonetta primarily utilized Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat trauma of childhood and Borderline Personality Disorder. Jonetta likes teaching the DBT skills to understand what is true and not true. One of the cardinal rules of both CBT and DBT is that just because you believe it doesn’t make it true.
Jonetta lives with her dog Alfie and her family is very close.
Jonetta is accepting new clients for both CBT and DBT therapy and she treats:
- Personality Disorders
- Coping Skills
- Couples Counseling
- Substance Use
- Relationship Issues