About Me

Dr. Shields is a psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy, and maintains a private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

With over 30 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of University of Tulsa with his doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Shields serves as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. He is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, National Board for Certified Counselors, and is licensed in professional counseling in Oklahoma and Washington D.C.

In addition, Dr. Shields has been an adjunct professor at two local universities and has presented at National conferences and to general audiences on various topics including stress management, conflict resolution and post traumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Shields is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.


B.S., Psychology, M.A., Counseling, Ed.D., Counseling Psychology - University of Tulsa

Additional Training

Clinical Internship in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Tulsa Psychiatric Center,  Tulsa, Oklahoma
Harvard University Summer Institute/Human Sexuality
Tulane University, Summer Institute/Systemic Approaches to Family Therapy,
New Orleans, LA
Trauma and Dissociative Disorders Workshop, Masters and Johnson
The Sexually Violent Offender, Robert Hazelwood, M.S.
Assessment of Violence Potential, Reid Meloy, Ph.D., ABPP

License, Certifications & Awards

Licensed Professional Counselor, OK & Washington D.C. (#583, #PRC13846)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, OK (#54)
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 22nd Edition
Who's Who Among Human Service Professionals, 3rd Edition
Dictionary of International Biography, Edition XXII
Tulsa's Best - Marital & Family Therapy 2014, 2015

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association, Full Member
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member, #9959
National Board for Certified Counselors, National Certified Counselor (NCC), #17758
National Association for Addiction Professionals, (NAADC), Member, #51538

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