Richard Bohm, Founder
Richard’s philanthropic adventures began with an art project in conjunction with Tulsa’s Ronald McDonald House — kids made concept artwork of the House’s mission, and Tulsa Stained Glass students replicated it into two stained glass windows that were installed and are still on display in the House. This was the seed from which the Art Smart Challenge drawing competition — an outreach to encourage art and well-being among children and adults world-wide — has grown. Richard has given up on saving the world many times, but he remains an advocate for helping others reach new heights by using art as a tool of discovery and self-fulfillment.
Stuart I. Jacobson, PhD, MSSW, LCSW
In Tulsa, he began his private practice, Pathways, in 1974 and continues to the present. While in private practice he was an Adjunct Professor at Tulsa Community College for two semesters, an Instructor at Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery for two semesters, and provided psychotherapy services at Dillon Family and Youth Services. Over a five year period he was a Board Member of the Mental Health Association and Resonance. Dr. Jacobson has been a guest lecturer at seven universities. He has provided the Tulsa community over forty-five non-religious and religious mental health presentations, written over twenty-five articles and been interviewed on local television programs many times.
Teresa Williams, LPC, LADC
Teresa has a history working with diverse populations in the mental health and substance abuse field.
Teresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana and a Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Susan Emery, LCSW
At that time, Susan realized she wanted to gain skills, knowledge and provide more complete services in her chosen career. She returned to the University of Oklahoma for her MSW, graduating in 2000. At that time, she was also the single parent of a child on the autism spectrum and continued to work full-time.
She then was employed at different counseling and mental health settings, both agency and hospital, and earned her LCSW. She returned to her “favorite” population, youth and their families, in 2012, when she began employment with the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau as a therapist at the TCJB/TPS alternative school, Phoenix Rising.
Julie Garrett, MSW, LCSW
Julie attended Northeastern State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She went on to the University of Oklahoma to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Play in Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Hypnosis.
Julie has been providing individual, family and group therapy for over 10 years in the Tulsa area. She works with adults, couples, adolescents and children on a variety of issues including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, habit control, behavioral management, emotional regulation, grief and self-esteem.