A journey of healing
I believe that therapy is a journey of healing, self-discovery, acceptance, and growth. Whatever your journey may be, I want you to know that you don’t have to walk it alone.
Hi, I am Billie Ferguson, a licensed marriage and family therapist and the owner of Ferguson Therapy. I understand that walking into a therapy office for the first time can be extremely hard, and it is a brave first step that will start the path to your healing. I provide a safe space for you to share your story as we work together to understand it and help you find the tools that will allow you to thrive.
I obtained my master’s degree in Family Therapy from Friends University in Kansas in 2012. I am licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health (License #1145). I am also working on receiving my certification in Brainspotting, having trained in Sedona, Arizona.
Sitting across from you in the therapy room is an imperfect woman, wife, and mother of 2 small humans. I can be impatient (especially when hungry), get angry, anxious, and sad just like anyone else. I believe in heart-felt apologies and that we all have good within us. In true Enneagram 9 fashion, I love snuggling up on a chilly day while my “happy place” is anywhere out in nature. And, yep, I’ve been to therapy too.
Before starting Ferguson Therapy in 2020, I was a therapist for almost 10 years, most of which were in supervisory roles. I enjoy the freedom my practice offers, as it enables me to branch out into other service areas. In addition to my therapy work, I also present public speaking engagements and workshops.
I understand that the idea of seeing a therapist can be hard and scary, and my goal is to make it worth taking that leap. I like to say that I try to “take the scary out of therapy.” I am honored to help each of my clients navigate whatever is holding them back from being the very best version of themselves. Seeing them heal, teaching them how to cope, and giving them tools to overcome obstacles are some of the reasons why I love what I do.
What is Brainspotting?
I tackle therapy in a unique way in an effort to ensure that you receive the best relief and deepest healing. Using a tool called Brainspotting, I approach therapy in a “bottom-up” manner, quickly accessing deeply stored emotions and connecting them to body sensations. I will help you find points in your visual field that are connected to your struggles and unresolved trauma deep in the brain.
In my years of leading (and receiving!) therapy, I became determined to find a tool that could connect healing in the brain to the body and would last longer. While coping skills are certainly useful tools that I teach my clients as well, I was passionate about finding a long term solution.
What You Can Expect
Therapy Upside Down
Brainspotting lets you as the client take the lead. I’ll let you guide the conversation, intuitively jumping in when needed, so we can follow your unique train of thought. Brainspotting is all about being aware of what you experience when processing emotions and uncovering deeply stored memories. When you’re talking about something that you struggle with, we’ll notice how it impacts your body. Then, we’ll take notice of your eye position, and, when we find the peak eye position, we’ll hold the eyes there to process the emotion.
This approach allows us to process emotions in a deeper way, deeper than we would through conversation. And I’ll be there with you every step of the way!