Executive Director:  Keith Sheffield, MS, MDiv, NCC, LPC

Keith has a Master's of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary.  He Holds a second Master's Degree in counseling from the State Univeristy of New York.  He is a National Board Certified counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor from the state of Oklahoma.  He is married, has two adult children and three grandsons.  He provides individual, couple and marital counseling to both children and adults. 



Administrative Manager: Connie Freebern





Connie, Administrative Manager, has been at Samaritan Counseling & Growth Center for nearly two years. She has a wide business background in accounting and management. She is responsible for the "business side of the house" and has overseen many procedural changes since coming to Samaritan. Connie is married to Doug, has grown children and grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, knitting, her Sheltie dog and two cats.





Office Assistant:  Mary Maze


Mary, Administrative Assistant, has recently joined the staff.  Her background is in business and finance.  She has also spent her career working with public relations.  She is currently working on a degree at Rogers State University in Human Resources.  Mary's position at Samaritan makes the face and voice of Samaritan.  Mary is married, has children and grandchildren.


Therapist:  Karen Taylor, MSW, LCSW, NASW


Karen has a Master's Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Karen is licensed by the state of Oklahoma as a Clinical Social Worker. Karen is a native of West Virginia. She specializes in children, and family and parenting issues. She also provides individual and marriage counseling. She is married, has two grown children, and is the grandmother of twins.



Therapist:  Jan Nitzschke, MSW, LCSW 


Jan has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska. Jan has over 30 years of experience in a broad range of clinical settings. Jan is licensed by the state of Oklahoma as Clinical Social Worker.  She is experienced in working with adults, adolescents, and children. She also provides play therapy. Jan works with individuals, couples, and groups. She specializes in anger management, and spouse and child abuse.


Therapist:  Debbie Lieb, MHR, LPC


Debbie holds a Masters Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Oklahoma.  Debbie works is with children, adults and families.  She works with depression, anxiety and with family member of addiction individuals.  Debbie is married, has two adult children, and four grandchildren.


Therapist:  Lisa Roll, MS, DTR, LPC


Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University at Dothan, AL. M.A.L.S. Wesleyan University, CT. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Okalhoma.  Lisa is a Dance/Movement Therapist. Lisa is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Dance Therapy Association. Her clinical specialties are stress management, dance/movement therapy and mind body.





The Staff at Samaritan Counseling & Growth Center

Our therapists are all certified and licensed professionals, each with individual specialties to meet the diverse needs of our community. Some of our specialties include individual, couple and marital counseling, child and adolescent counseling, family and parenting issues, anger and stress management, abuse, play therapy, dance/movement therapy, eagala and neurofeedback.

Meet Our Counselors

Interim Executive Director: Kristin Curd

Kristin was born and raised in Bartlesville and graduated from Bartlesville High School. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development, both from the University of Oklahoma. She has held positions at ConocoPhillips, Ernst & Young and Walmart Headquarters in the Employee Assistance Program, Recruiting and Human Resources. Kristin joined Samaritan Counseling on the Board of Directors in 2017 and has served as the Fundraising Chair since 2019. She was the Vice President of the Board in 2021 and President of the Board in 2022 before being named Interim Executive Director in 2022.

Kristin is married to her husband Landon and they have two daughters, Kennedy and Brooklyn. In her free time, she enjoys working out and coaching at CrossFit Bartlesville, running and volunteering at her daughters’ schools and in the community.

Therapist: Karen Taylor, MSW, LCSW, NASW

Karen has a Master's Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University and obtained her clinical license in Social Work through two additional years of study with a Clinical Social Worker.  Karen specializes in anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, parenting issues, and victims of abuse and domestic violence  She has also had extensive experience with children, adolescents, families and parenting issues.  Karen does individual counseling covering various issues as well as marital counseling.  Originally from West Virginia, Karen and her husband moved to Bartlesville in 2001.  They have two grown sons and four grandchildren.

Karen loves animals, enjoys camping, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities, especially if they include family and/or friends.

Lisa Janer is a therapist at Samaritan Counseling and Growth Center

Therapist: Lisa Janer, LCSW

Lisa has her Master of Social work from the University of Oklahoma.  She is an Oklahoma Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Academy Certified Social Worker.  Lisa has 20 years of diverse experience working as a counselor in the mental health field.  She provides services for adults, adolescents, and children.  Lisa provides therapy for several issues, but particularly anxiety and depression.  Also, marital, couple trauma and those who have been abused.  She and her husband have lived in Bartlesville since 1985 and they have one grown child.  She has an avid interest in nature, pets, inspirational sayings, and easy cooking.

Lisa Roll is a therapist at Samaritan Counseling and Growth Center

Therapist: Lisa Roll, LPC, BC-DMT

Lisa Roll is a Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR Trained, and a board-certified Dance/Movement Therapist. She works with adults, couples and adolescents with anxiety/depression, family issues, eating disorders, and for marital therapy. Lisa specializes in skills that calm and regulate the nervous system, promote healthy communication, and embody learning.

Lisa has master’s degrees from Troy State University, AL, in Counseling and Psychology, from Wesleyan University, CT, and she is a LAT graduate of the Hendricks Institute, CA. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Dance Therapy Association, where she has been a conference presenter in 2016-2020. She presents workshops on personal growth and transformation. Lisa and her husband enjoy kayaking and traveling.

Therapist: Lacey Carroll MSW, LCSW, BCN

Lacey Carroll has her Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma - Tulsa. She is an Oklahoma Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In 2018 Lacey became Board Certified in Neurofeedback. She has provided Neurofeedback services to those experiencing a variety of symptoms including anxiety, autism, and attention deficit. Lacey believes strongly in the integration of therapy and Neurofeedback to assist clients in making positive life changes. She enjoys attending church with her family.

Clinical Director: Kevin Suggs LPC

Kevin Suggs was named Clinical Director for Samaritan Counseling and Growth Center in 2022. Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with fifteen years of experience working with adults, children and families. He specializes in working with individuals from a relatable and nonjudgmental viewpoint with a dash of humor. Kevin is nationally certified in TFCBT, a trauma-based treatment. He has been trained in other certified therapies, working with those with various needs.

Kevin is a local of the area, graduating from Copan High School and OKWU. Kevin received his master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University, graduating with honors. He is inspired daily by his wife and their five children. In his free time, He likes to thrift, garage sale and collect for his ever-growing video game collection.

Therapist: Stephen Lee, LMFT-C

Stephen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in August of 2022 with his Masters in Human Development and Family Sciences with a Marriage and Family Therapy specialization. Stephen works with individuals, couples, and families, and serves clients from children to the elderly. He focuses on bringing wholistic care to clients, coming from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. Working from a client-centered, strengths-based approach, his goal is to help clients become the agent of change in their own lives.

Stephen was born and raised in Bartlesville, OK, graduating from Bartlesville High School. He attends City Church with his family and is involved in their Young Adult Life Group. He enjoys being out on the golf course, debating in needless sports arguments, and playing video games with his friends.

Meet Our Office Staff

At Samaritan Counseling and Growth Center, we are very grateful for our devoted staff. Without these individuals we could not deliver the service you deserve. Our front office personnel are available to assist you with appointments or questions you may have, and look forward to serving you.

Mary Maze, Administrative Coordinator

Administrative Coordinator & Accounts/Billing Specialist: Mary Maze

Mary has been at Samaritan since 2008. Her background is in business and finance. Much of her career has been working in public relations. Mary is married, has grown children and several grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family.

Deborah Staehle, Director Assistant

Director Assistant: Debbie Staehle

Debbie has been with Samaritan Counseling for 10+ years. She grew up on a farm in Northern Missouri. Her family relocated to Oklahoma in 1982 where her career started and continues in the behavioral health field. She loves being with her family. She is a mother of two sons, a grandmother of two granddaughters and five grandsons, as well as a great grandmother to three little girls and one little boy.

Amber Staehle, Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant: Brandy Everett

Brandy has been with Samaritan Counseling since July 2022. She spends most of her time with her four kids, taking them to sporting events and cheering them on.

Amy Adams, Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant: Rachel Vigesaa

Rachel has been with Samaritan since August of 2022. She loves taking her cats on walks in the evenings and spending time with friends.

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