RAYLENE STEBBINS, MS, LPC
Raylene earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She also taught secondary mathematics, worked in IT for Phillips Petroleum, and for the Department of the Navy as a computer programmer. She is married and has a married son. In her office hangs this quote: "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."
Raylene is all about the children and adolescents shes serves and all about healing.
SHALA PADILLA, LMSW
I grew up in Southern Oklahoma and currently reside in Claremore. I spend most of free time with family, exploring new hiking trails, and walking my senior pug.
Shala is a graduate of Claremore High School and has received the following degrees:
Associate of Arts in Sociology/Psychology
Bachelor of Social Work and
Masters of Social Work.
Her practicums included DHS, Children’s Advocacy Center, and Tulsa Fire Department and has received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Botvin Life Skills, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, Mindfulness, Strength Based and Trauma Informed approaches.
"I am passionate about working with adolescents towards their goals. I believe therapy should be a safe space where one is able to explore behaviors, feelings and thoughts without any judgement."
ABBY HARRIS, LMSW
I am a child and adolescent therapist as well as an educator, group facilitator, and advocate for mental health in our community. I also lead a healthy workplace intuitive for the staff of RCYS.
As a huge animal lover, I own multiple dogs, cats and I grew up with horses. Saturdays are usually spent with my family, shopping for a good bargain, or doing home renovations.
Abby is a graduate of Verdigris High School and has the following degrees:
University of Tulsa – Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
University of Oklahoma- Masters of Social Work
Licensed social worker in the state of Oklahoma, under supervision. Eligible for LCSW in July 2020.
Trainings include- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Active Shooter Training, School and Workplace Violence training, Botvin Life Skills, Poverty training, Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality training, Adverse Childhood Experiences training, Immigration and Child Welfare training and Social Work Ethics.
"Helping people is incredibly rewarding. RCYS allows me to help people regardless of financial position. I enjoy working at RCYS and helping families and children of Rogers County."
NOAH WICKHAM, LMFT CANDIDATE
STEPHANIE KUYKENDALL, OT, MFT Graduate Therapist
I grew up in Claremore and moved back with my husband, Eric to raise our family. We have 3 children, Nathan 22, Lauren 20, and Erin 17. We enjoy spending time as a family talking about life, playing games, playing tennis together and riding bicycles.
After graduating from Northeastern State University and teaching high school science for two years, Stephanie returned to school and received her degree in occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee in Memphis She has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 25 years in hand therapy, pediatrics and in the schools. She is completing a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR.
"I enjoy getting to know people on a more personal level. Supporting families through difficult seasons of life is a small way that I can help others in my community. I have been blessed by many wonderful people around me through life and I am honored to be there for others. "
My passion is to encourage, equip, and rescue families in Rogers County to help them reach their full potential. I enjoy providing services for all ages but specialize in family therapy.
Noah is a graduate of Sequoyah High School and has received the following degrees:
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University
Masters in Christian Education with an Emphasis in Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelors in Christian Education with an Emphasis in Children from Oklahoma Baptist University
Associate of Liberal Arts from Rogers State University
"I have worked with kids and families since 1999, mostly in the Claremore area, before entering the mental health field. Through these experiences the tremendous need for families to receive encouragement, be better equipped, and a need to be rescued became extraordinarily evident to me. As a result, in January of 2019 I began to put my full focus towards becoming a therapist who can impact Rogers County in a positive way through working with kids and families in the community that I love."
I grew up in Chelsea, Oklahoma. I have a daughter named Nevi who I love spending all of my time with. I am very close with my parents,
grandparents, and three sisters. I played softball from a young age all the way through college and still enjoy coaching and watching the game.
I love watching the Oklahoma Sooners football team.
Maddie graduated from Chelsea High School then earned her degree in Psychology with a minor in Health and Human Performance from
Northeastern State University. She will soon to be on the road to a Masters in Counseling to become an LPC. Maddie has a large amount of experience working with kids ranging from 5 to 18.
"I have always enjoyed helping others. When I was a teenager, I lost someone very close to me due to mental illness and it gave me a new
perspective on how I could help others. I am passionate in giving someone the chance to live a happier, healthier life as well as being a
helping hand in a time of need. "
I grew up in Claremore but now reside in Oologah. I have three daughters and am engaged to be married. I enjoy spending time with my family and at the lake
Becky is a graduate of Claremore High School. She has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelors Degree in Justice Administration, and is finishing her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
"I chose to get into this field because I love helping people live their best life. Children need a voice and a safe place they where they can talk about difficult things. I want to be that for them."
I grew up in Perry, Oklahoma and really enjoyed the experience of small-town life. My favorite thing to do is spend quality time with friends and family, whether we’re eating food, drinking coffee, playing games, watching movies, or just sharing stories!
Amber Graduated from Perry High School. She received a Bachelor’s in Psychology with Minor in Family and Community Service from OBU and is currently working toward Master’s in Counseling from JBU, with the goal of becoming an LPC.
"My work over the years has primarily been with children ages preschool through sixth grade at school, camp, and church settings."
I grew up in Tahlequah, OK and am the third of four children. My wife and I moved to Claremore in 1985 and have raised three children here. I enjoy playing golf, spending time with my family, and watching any kind of sports.
David has earned a BS in Mathmetics Education and Physical Education and a Masters Degree in Public School Administration. His career in education spanned 33 years, nine as a classroom educator and 24 years as an administrator.
"I started coaching and teaching because I had an excellent Christian role model in high school. He was my head football coach and had a very positive impact on my life. I have always felt called to help others and have a positive impact on kids. Students need all the help we can give so that they can make positive life decisions."
I grew up in the small rural town of Elmore City, Oklahoma, where I graduated high school and lived with my parents and older brother. I married my wife Stephanie in 2001 and we have 3 children. We love to do things as a family in general: sports, the outdoors, and traveling. We are OU Sooner and OKC Thunder fans!
Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2018. He is a licensed and ordained minister and has worked in churches and schools for 20 years. Since 2013 Scott has worked closely with churches and schools in Ghana, West Africa at many levels, leading over 25 mission trips all over Ghana.
"I am passionate about encouraging others, especially families, in a variety of ways. Growing up, a handful of people were strong influences in my life and I desire to be that positive influence in my family and others in my community."
I grew up in Chelsea, OK . I met my wife while attending the University of Oklahoma, and we moved to Claremore after the first of our three kids were born - Rogers County is where we wanted to raise our kids. I fell in love with youth work when I served as youth leader in the Methodist Churches in Chelsea and in Norman.
Herb earned a bachelors degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Business Management. He began his work at RCYS in 1994 as a community based counselor. He left for a time to serve as the Deputy Director of a juvenile detention facility and then as the director of Brush Creek Boys Ranch. He returned to RCYS as the Executive Director in 2000.
"We will all face obstacles, suffer through hardships, and experience trauma at some point in our life. I believe these experiences make us stronger, wiser, and more compassionate people if we allow it. I love working with children and youth because of the resiliency and strength they possess. Regardless of the depth of trauma and abuse they have experienced, with the help of caring individuals, I've seen so many kids overcome and achieve great things in life."