Meet the Staff

A Caring Team of More Than 150 People
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Our Staff

Counseling & Recovery Services employs specialists with degrees in their fields including physicians, therapists, nurses, and psychiatrists. Staff members receive ongoing training and education to provide the highest quality services to the community. All staff members are dedicated to caring for clients and their mental health, physical health, and wellness. 

Meet The Staff

The Leadership Team

The agency is led by a volunteer board of directors and a five-member Leadership Team that includes:

Cameron Baghestani

Operations Director

Cameron oversees support operations including medical records, information technology, pharmacy, human resources, and new project management.

Bryan K. Blankenship, PhD

Executive Director

Bryan has almost 40 years of experience in the behavioral health industry. He became Clinical Director here in 1999 and served in that position until being named Executive Director in 2010.

Andre Campbell, MA, LMFT-S, LADC-S

Clinical Director

Andre oversees all adult and children’s clinical services and departments.

Lindsay Deweese

Director of Development

Individual, corporate, organization and foundation partners provide support that makes many services possible. We welcome inquiries on how you can join us in helping build better lives. Contact 918.392.5809.

Patti Thompson


Patti oversees financial, billing and housing operations.

Building Better Lives For All Ages

Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma (CRSOK), is dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health, physical wellness, and substance abuse services to individuals and families in our community.  Our care coordination is designed to maximize the overall health of our clients, as well as to provide inclusive and accessible care for all. Contracting with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), we are solely measured by our clients’ improved behavioral health and physical wellness outcomes.

We are the only behavioral health organization in Oklahoma certified in the internationally recognized trauma-informed model called Sanctuary. This model assumes that trauma, stress, and adversity are universal human experiences which shape our behavior. As a Sanctuary Community, we offer a safe environment where clients and staff learn to manage and change behavior and heal from these experiences.

Our wide array of services and support are inclusive and accessible to all. No two people are alike in their journey to recovery. Every client’s care plan is unique to their physical, behavioral, medicinal and community support needs.

140,000 Tulsa area residents have a mental illness. We screen and treat people for suicide risk, substance use and serious illness. Lives depend on us and we depend on you. Will you help us continue to make a difference?

The First Step

Simply give us a call

All it takes is a phone call to start the journey toward a happier, healthier you! The first appointment is free.

Tulsa:  918.492.2554 

Sand Springs: 918.245.5565

The CALM Center 7 Day Youth Inpatient: 918.394.2256 any time of day or night.

YES Tulsa 24/7 Youth Evaluation Services: 918.779.HELP

Media/Public Relations

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is a trusted and leading resource for credible expertise on mental and behavioral health issues relevant to our Oklahoma community.


Associate Director of Public Relations

Please direct all inquiries to Samantha for interviews, analysis, community partnerships, speaking engagements, printed materials or event participation:          918.236.4127        |         sknowlton@crsok.org

Caring for the community

Program Directors and Managers

These professionals oversee more than a dozen clinical programs and services provided to the community.


YES Tulsa Director

Matthew Crum, MS, LPC

CALM Center Director

Trae Elias

Pharmacy Director

Richard Failla

Sand Springs Program Director

Frank Jeffries, BS

Human Resources Director

Sara Mahan, MS, LPC-S, NCC

Outpatient Services Program Manager

Sarah Phillips, MS, LMFT

Outpatient Specialty Services Program Manager  

LaWanda Singleton

Health Information Management Director / HIPAA Privacy Officer

Interested in working with us? Check out all of our current job openings.

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The CALM Center

Youth Evaluation Services (YES) Tulsa

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Sanctuary Institute Certified
CARF Accredited
Suicide Prevention Hotline

Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline

Counseling & Recovery Services is a nonprofit funded through a contract with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Medicaid, Medicare, and through charitable gifts. We also accept most private insurance as payment for services.