The Scraper Counseling Center

The Scraper Counseling Center serves dual purposes as a training site for future counseling professionals and to support MACU students in a compassionate, supportive, and confidential Christian environment. Upholding all state and federal regulations, the Center acts as a safe haven for health, wellness, and rehabilitation to restore clients’ mental well-being. The interns and staff act as guides to move clients toward healing and making healthy decisions. Our staff highlights the client’s God-given strengths through trained guidance and finds creative ways to utilize these gifts to help the client to empower the client to work toward restoration and healing.

If you are in crisis or experiencing a life-threatening emergency, such as uncontrollable feelings or thoughts about hurting yourself or others, call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room.

Need help in a crisis? Call 988 or visit the website linked here.

Are you Feeling?

  • Depressed
  • Anxious
  • Stressed Out
  • Homesick
  • Lonely
  • Overwhelmed
  • Defeated
  • Conflicted with a Peer
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Weepy
  • Sad
  • Unable to Concentrate

About Scraper Counseling Center

  • Only Oklahoma students can be accepted at this time
  • On-campus and virtual appointments available
  • FREE
  • Individual counseling services
  • Confidentiality guaranteed
  • Group therapy
  • Walk-ins accepted during operating hours
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Therapy dog services

Hours of Operation

Mondays9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays –
Noon to 6 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Noon to 6 p.m.

Phone: 405-703-8221
Email: [email protected]

Meet Our Graduate Therapists

Christy Barlow

Andy Cooper

Tichic Fikipo

Angel Zimmerman

About Michelle Strain

Michelle Strain, Director of Counseling Services at the Scraper Counseling Center, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Journalism. 

Michelle started her counseling career as a school counselor before moving into school counselor and counselor leadership at the district and state level. She has been in private practice since 2020.

Michelle’s partner in her work is Sally, an 8 lb poodle-chihuahua mix, who serves as a therapy dog at the Scraper Center. 

Michelle’s hobbies are spending time with her husband, 4 adult sons, her daughter in law, and her two granddaughters. She also is a big sports fan and has spent lots of time at the soccer fields, football fields, baseball fields, and basketball courts when her children were growing up.

A fun fact about Michelle is she is a state expert in school crisis response, preparation and prevention.

“The reason I love counseling is because I get to watch people come to us in low times and then I get to watch their healing process. I love how God uses counselors to make a difference in the lives of our clients.”