Our Mission

The mission of the Kickapoo Tribal Health Center-Behavioral Health Program is to promote healthy lifestyles and provide quality care that enhances the well-being of those we serve and we embrace a holistic approach of body, mind, and spirit that encourages self-impowerment, prevention, education, and intervention.

Who We Serve

Kickapoo Tribal Health Center – Behavioral Health in McLoud, Oklahoma, serves Native Americans, ages 3 and older, with a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card from the federally recognized tribe in which they are enrolled.   Specialized services to available at Behavioral Health may be offered to Native Americans who live in the Kickapoo Tribe Contract Health Area or who are members of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma.

Treatment services offered

  • Intake and assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Marital and couples counseling
  • Support groups
  • Educational classes
  • Substance abuse assessment and counseling
  • Domestic violence assessment and counseling
  • Case management
  • Community resources
  • Court-related assessments
  • Referrals to treatment centers and other services

Other Services Available, As Needed

  • Transportation to & from Behavioral Health appointments
  • Kickapoo language interpreter for sessions
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group
  • Talking Circle Support Groups
  • Crisis intervention
  • QPR training
  • Mandatory School-Based Suicide Prevention Training for Staff
  • School Presentations, Training, & Partnerships 
  • Community presentations, Trainings & Partnerships

Talking Circles

Kickapoo Behavioral Health offers Talking Circles on a weekly basis. These support groups are online and open to the community. Click here to listen to more information about how Talking Circles, a powerful resource for individuals dealing with challenging situations. New Talking Circles are offered as community need arises. For more information please contact Susan Stacy by email at [email protected] or phone at (405)964-2081 x369.

Presentations, Trainings, and Partnerships

Through partnerships with local schools and agencies, Kickapoo Behavioral Health is able to offer a variety of resources, trainings and presentations at no cost to native and non-native individuals (minors and adults) within the Kickapoo service area. Trainings and presentation topics can include, but are not limited to: suicide prevention, life skills, bullying, 8 dimensions of wellness, emotional intelligence, coping skills, mindfulness, lethal means safety, identifying abuse & neglect, human trafficking, mental health awareness, substance use awareness, professional development day trainings, awareness month presentations, mental health needs of students, Mental Health First Aid, QPR, Suicide Prevention Lifelines, and many more. For more information please contact Mrs. Amanda Lynch at (405) 964 2618 x303 or Mrs. Sarah Becker at (405) 988-2073. They will get you in contact with a staff member who can help.


Native Connections (NC) Grant

The Native Connections (NC) Grant is a five year grant which began in July of 2021 and will end in July 2026. Native Connections seeks to forge a comprehensive, integrated, and trauma-informed suicide and substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion system to address suicide and substance misuse in rural, non-reservation, under-served Native American youth and emerging adults aged 0-24 residing within the Kickapoo Tribal service area. Native Connections works to reduce the impact of trauma and improve public health while increasing tribal prevention capacity through outreach, trainings, collaborations, and policy changes.

Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Grant

The Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Grant is a two year grant which began in September of 2021 and will end in September of 2023. This grant seeks to advance the delivery of services, practices, and cultural experiences that ensure appropriate opioid use disorder order treatment, prevention, and recovery services for Native Americans within the Kickapoo Tribal service area. The Tribal Opioid Response Grant is committed to expanding and enhancing substance abuse services, blending appropriately with treatment approaches, increasing abstinence, and reducing the prevalence of opioids and their negative impact. This grant serves individuals, who have experienced problems with pain medications and or other opiate type drugs, by offering counseling services along with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic, where medications such as Suboxone and Subutex can be prescribed to minimize withdrawal symptoms and assist in recovery.

State Youth Treatment Implementation (SYTI) Grant

The State Youth Treatment Implementation (SYTI) Grant is a six year grant that was awarded in September 2016 and will end in September 2022. This grant provides holistic outpatient treatment services for 12-25 year old Native American youth and emerging adults who are struggling with or could be at risk of substance use. The SYTI Grant helps bridge the gaps between necessary services and available assistance by implementing substance abuse treatment and early intervention services for Native American youth who are experiencing symptoms of substance misuse or at risk of substance misuse. Therapists see clients for individual, group, or family therapy.

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention – Substance Abuse (SASP-SA) Grant

The Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention – Substance Abuse (SASP-SA) Grant is a five year grant that was awarded in May of 2022 and will end in May of 2027. The SASP-SA Grant aims to expand and enhance substance abuse and co-occurring prevention, treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services to better serve Native Americans within the Kickapoo Tribal service area. The Grant is committed to expanding available services, fostering coalitions, educating providers, promoting education, improving health system practices, establishing policies, integrating culturally appropriate services, and implementing trauma informed care related to substance use disorders and suicide.

Emergency Covid-19 (ECOVID) Grant

The Emergency Covid-19 9ECOVID) Grant was awarded in April of 2020 to aid in the emergency needs of those affected by the pandemic’s stress. This grant received supplemental funding in February of 2021 in order to continue providing necessary mental health and substance abuse support services. This grant ends in May of 2023. Native American individuals, who are experiencing substance use or mental health problems, health care providers experiencing mental health stress related to the care provided during the pandemic, as well as anyone experiencing general mental health issues due to the added stress related to the pandemic are able to receive services from this grant. The ECOVID Grant provides virtual counselling services, in-person and virtual case management services.

Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success (PTF) Grant

Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success, otherwise known as the Preserving the Future (PTF) Grant, is a five year grant that was awarded in September of 2019 and will end in September 2024. This grant seeks to forge a comprehensive, integrated, and trauma-informed substance abuse prevention system. Reducing underage drinking, strengthen prevention capacity, and provide services to non-reservation, rural, and under-served Native American youth aged 9-20 who reside within the Kickapoo Tribal service area.


Old Behavioral Health Building: 405.964.2618
New Beginnings Building: 405.988.2068
Central Resource & Recovery Center: 405.988.2083

Fax: (405)964-5677
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