Green Shoe Foundation boasts one of Oklahoma's most accomplished, credentialed staff of therapists, advocates for mental health awareness, dedicated to help participants heal from emotional trauma, compassionate towards others and value the importance of self-care. From our marketing creatives to our senior therapists, Green Shoe is committed to keeping it's foundation of knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate people of top priority for you to have a positive and
healing experience. We believe seeking help when feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or lost in life is a sign of inner
strength. Our team is here to provide guidance, inspiration, and tools to help you overcome challenges in your life
so you can focus on working towards your goals and gain freedom to become your true authentic self.
Stephany Cochran earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Counseling and Student Services from the University of North Texas. She is passionate about helping others reach their full potential through compassion, leadership and education.
Prior to joining the Green Shoe team, she was a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and specialized in working with families, youth and children. She facilitated experiential groups for children and teen struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Through that practice, and as a mom to two incredible boys, her next move was close to the heart when her team started a private school for children and youth that offered individualized academic and therapeutic treatment plans. Once relocating to Oklahoma, Stephany’s path transitioned into Higher Education working with non-traditional students in the career college setting. Now as the Executive Director of Green Shoe, she is truly rooted where she gets to use her remarkable gifts at a place she loves to be.
Stephany is a huge advocate for self-care, whether through her leadership or simply taking a friend to dinner, creating mental health awareness is what she lives and breathes. When Stephany isn’t coaching others, you can find her tossing a ball to her fur-baby, Penske, reading Harry Potter or Twilight (for the hundredth time), spending time with her family, watching Hallmark movies or cheering on her Texas Rangers during baseball season.
Teresa Deck received her B.S from Baylor University and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma Since 2002 she has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and an approved LPC Supervisor. In addition to her therapeutic knowledge and years of clinical experience she is also EMDR and PIT (Post Induction Therapy) trained therapist. During her remarkable 23 year career in the behavioral health field, she has been an advocate for individuals who have experienced life with mental health, addiction, childhood trauma, and dysfunctional relationships. So, you can imagine that joining the team at Green Shoe Foundation in 2016 was, and still is, a perfect fit.
One thing Teresa will tell you is, “ An individual’s value and worth is innate. It’s not about what’s wrong with you, but more important is what happened to you during those first 18 years of life, and the meaning and stories you make up about yourself ”. This truly underlines why she is the heart and soul of Green Shoe.
Teresa’s faith and family are her foundations, especially when it’s time to put on her Gigi hat. When she is not advocating for mental health awareness, you can find her at home reading or baking, especially birthday cakes to help celebrate your day of joy. So, aside from signing up for a Green Shoe retreat, be sure to ask her for her favorite cake recipe, she has quite a few and they are all delicious.
Before Steven Brinkworth became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, he dedicated his inner and natural gift of compassion, to a very successful educational career. Receiving his Bachelors of Art from Guilford College and two masters from University of Oklahoma; Masters of Human Relations and Masters of Social Work, you could say he knows a thing or two about leading people to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
As an inpatient and outpatient therapist, case manager, and group facilitator Steven led successful therapeutic and support groups focused on depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, communication, codependency, seeking safety, and grief. He is experienced with clients of all ages from children through geriatrics struggling with impacts from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance abuse, anger, dementia, and caregiver fatigue.
It’s no coincidence that Steven, not only uses his impressive accolades, but he embodies the Scout Law of strong character from his days as an Eagle Scout, to understand someone’s situation with a sense of passion, purpose, and dedication to better assist individuals in finding their journey of healing and wellness. When Steven came to Green Shoe in 2017, there was no question that he would be a perfect fit.
From his days as a drum major in high school to his “weir everywhere” sense of personality, Steven is the perfect combination of calm and cool. When he’s not leading therapy groups or advocating for mental health and self-care, you can find him on disc golf fairways around central Oklahoma, jamming out to his stellar Spotify playlist, or cooking his way through his Pinterest board.
Rebecca Holt is a native Oklahoman, born and raised in Southeast Oklahoma, furthered her education with a B.S. in Development and Family Studies from The University of North Texas and came back to Oklahoma and obtained a Masters of Social Work from The University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!).
Aside from being a Sooner fan, she is an experienced Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained Therapist and is passionate about educating people about the long term impact of childhood trauma. She believes healing emotional trauma not only helps individuals but has a positive impact on the communities we live in.
With a holistic approach, Rebecca has worked in outpatient behavioral health and community mental health providing individual and group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, and psychoeducation. In addition to her impressive accolades, she is knowledgeable in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, and has taught parenting education groups as well as facilitated support groups. So, it was no question that Green Shoe was the perfect next step to utilize her incredible and humbling gifts to help others.
Aside from being a self-care and mental health expert, Rebecca loves animals. Just ask her German Shepard, Tanya Tucker. When she and her husband are not camping with their fur-baby, you can find her nestled on her couch with her favorite book “Tuesdays with Morrie” or watching Wheel of Fortune with her family.
Amanda is meticulously organized with a dedication to innovation, clever creatives, and keeping everyone firmly planted in the digital age. She makes sure everything (and everyone) is where it should be when it should be.
She draws on her branding and product launch knowledge as Executive Creative Director with TEN26, digital and creative marketing experience as Area Marketing Director for a national home builder, and time as an award-winning design coordinator to not only make sure that everything gets done but that it gets done with style.
Amanda is known for her "slight" Harry Potter and Star Wars obsession and love for pigs (think Babe, not bacon). She loves God, is a devoted wife to her amazing husband, Zach, and mom to three (fur) kids Ambush, Wednesday, and Olive. She recently relocated back to her OKC stomping grounds and can be found lounging at one of the many vegan restaurants in Mid-Town, running at Lake Hefner, catching a local concert, playing auntie to her adorable nieces, and attempting to finally convince her husband that they need a mini piglet.