Christian Clinic for Counseling
Friday, October 20, 2017
Christian Counseling with a focus on the family origins of problems
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We moved to 2 new locations on August 1, 2014, call 405-942-8888

3832 N. Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73112 and

501 E. 15th Street, Suite 102, Edmond, OK 73013

"Meet Us"  introduces me to you, and hopefully makes you more comfortable in relating to me as a counselor, fellow human being, and fellow struggler on the path of life.  .  I focus on the family origin of problems.  I value professional knowledge, and I value the Bible as a source of spiritual wisdom about life.  Those combined values lead to excellence in Christian counseling.

Let me introduce myself to you.  I'm Dr. J. Ronald Cruse; my friends and family call me "Ron", so I am usually listed as Dr. Ron Cruse. My credentials follow.
B.A., Psychology and Religious Education, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1959
Graduate Studies, Christian Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1959-1960, 1963
M.A., Psychology, Texas Christian University, 1965
Residency, Clinical Psychology, University of Texas Medical Branch, John Sealy Hospital, 1970-1971
Ph.D.,Clinical Psychology, 1971, University of Kentucky, 1967- 1971
Licensed Health Service Psychologist (Clinical), Oklahoma #156, 1973 to present

Having lived a long time, I have a lot of experience.  Before becoming a Doctor of Psychology, over 40 years ago, I was a house parent in an orphanage, a church music, education, and youth director, and a university instructor in psychology.
By the grace of God, I have been married to the same great woman since 1958.  Saundra and I have 4 children, and 10 grandchildren, ranging from elementary age to college graduates.  All of them have been my teachers and an invaluable source of my practical education. As of 2015, I have a great-grandchild.
Since 1971 I have been a full-time Doctor of Psychology.  I have directed two child guidance centers, a residential treatment center for adolescents, and a United Way counseling center.  In 1982, I founded Christian Clinic for Counseling.  I have been involved in teaching at six universities across the country, both Christian and secular.
I spent approximately 27 years as a member of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  In OPA, I served on the Executive Committee, the Ethics Committee, The Professional Standards Review Committee, the Convention Program Committee, and I held the office of Secretary-Treasurer for the association. 
Since 1981 I have been active in the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.  For 6 years I was on the Southwest Regional Board and served as President in 1997.   In 1991, I became a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and have been involved since.  In 2001, I received a certificate for completing their 30 hour "Marriage Works" curriculum.  In 2006, I completed the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital 20 hour course on herbal supplements, "Natural Remedies for Psychiatric Disorders: Considering the Alternatives."  Annually, I do at least 20 hours of formal continuing education in addition to all of my informal continuing education.

I believe that every Christian counselor should be a servant through a community-based Christian church.  My long term service commitments have been in teaching weekly Bible studies and singing in the church choir.  I have also served in outreach, prayer ministry, children's ministry, youth camps, committees on stewardship, family life, new members, and
personnel.  I am a strong financial supporter of missions and have been a participant in mission trips to Mexico.

As a teen, I was a profane prankster, drinker, thief, cheat, liar, and hypocrite.  Every Sunday, I went to the big First Baptist Church in my town.  I lived a double life, one filled with inner conflict that no one knew.  In, 1954, Jesus Christ came into my life, transformed me, forgave me, and freed me from from inner misery and guilt.  Since that time, I've been on a discipleship journey with my Lord and Savior.  By experience, I know His love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness.  Today, I am still growing and developing "... toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." 

Professionally, I am a doctor of health service (clinical) psychology who does counseling with adults from the age of eighteen (18) through the oldest seniors.  My counseling specialties are clinical depression, anxiety disorders, stress, anger issues, relationship conflicts, and spiritual issues.   
Additionally, I have special expertise in psychological testing, assessment, and diagnostics for conditions such as child or adult ADHD and the broad range of mental and emotional problems.  I have done hundreds of evaluations for Social Security Disability based upon mental or emotional disorders, contracting with both private attorneys and state government agencies.

Since I am no longer doing counseling with children and adolescents, I refer those cases to my colleague, child psychologist, Dr. Max Price, whom I have known for almost 60 years.