• Does it feel like it takes more work to make your life feel better than it does to those around you?
  • Does your life feel stuck – like you can’t get traction?
  • Does your reality match your dream?
  • Do other people just seem happier?

Don’t worry, these feelings aren’t uncommon. But they are the types of feelings that lead people to the Green Shoe Foundation’s retreats.  Our five-day events feature transformational change, focusing on personal growth, self-actualization and self-realization.  We work with people to raise their awareness of how past family roles and family systems reverberate in their current relationships.

What does that mean? One way to look at it is how a child learns the rules of a game. When you are young, your family and other influential people teach you the rules of how the world works. Through our retreats, you will discover if those rules are problematic. You will also learn how to , articulate those rules and decide which ones you want to leave behind and which ones to take forward.

Through the process and the environment of our five-day workshop, participants can leave behind the unhealthy events of their lives and go back into their world with tools that increase the probability of life success.




Teresa Deck, MS, LPC-S
Green Shoe Foundation | Clinical Director

Teresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002, and is currently also an approved LPC licensure supervisor.  She completed her B.S. from Baylor University and her M.S. in Psychology Counseling from University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, Okla.   She is passionate about helping individuals reach their personal goals in life.  Her experience spans the continuum of providing services in the medical and dental field to the mental health field where she finds her joy.  During her counseling career she has held the positions of Supervisor, Manager, and Director of Adult Outpatient Programs including Screening and Assessment, Substance Abuse programs, Case Management, Homeless programs, Drug Court, and Clinical Counseling Services.

Since 1999, she has worked extensively with individuals who have trauma histories and mental health diagnosis including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and Substance Abuse.  She has led therapeutic and support groups dealing with divorce, depression, post-partum depression, women’s trauma, and substance abuse groups.  She knows that recovery is possible and works towards helping individuals find their healing and hope in making personal changes in their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Steven Brinkworth, MSW, LCSW
Green Shoe Foundation | Therapist


A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Steven completed his Bachelor of Art from Guilford College and his Master of Human Relations and Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Steven is dedicated to making a difference in the world through care for people marginalized by struggle and vulnerability due to disease or circumstance.  Steven is passionate about assisting individuals in finding their journey of healing and wellness.

Prior to Green Shoe, Steven worked as an inpatient therapist, outpatient therapist, case manager, and group facilitator. Steven has led therapeutic and support groups with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, communication, codependency, Seeking Safety, and grief. Steven has worked with clients of all ages from children through geriatrics struggling with impacts from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance abuse, anger, dementia, and caregiver fatigue.

Leslie Broadhead, MSFT, LMFT
Green Shoe Foundation | Therapist


Leslie has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2010. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Kansas State University, and Masters of Science Degree in Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, KS. Leslie has worked in the mental health field since 2006 beginning with helping children and families with severe emotional disturbances, to adults and couples facing trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and end of life issues.

Leslie has taught courses in domestic violence shelters, parenting groups, group homes, and community mental health centers. Topics included how to establish healthy relationships with self and others, parenting strategies, anger management, and Mental Health First Aid. Prior to working at Green Shoe, she worked at Integris Decisions Program as an intensive outpatient group therapist, and as a therapist at Above All Behavioral Health Services.

Leslie is passionate about helping people overcome past adversity, develop resilience to life’s challenges, and creating their best life possible.

Rebecca Holt, LCSW
Green Shoe Foundation | Therapist


A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Rebecca, holds a B.S. in Development and Family Studies from The University of North Texas and a Masters of Social Work from The University of Oklahoma. She is an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained Therapist and has practiced this modality for more than five years. Rebecca is passionate about educating people about the long term impact of childhood trauma. She believes healing emotional trauma not only helps individuals but has a positive impact on communities we live in.

Before joining the Green Shoe Team, Rebecca worked in outpatient behavioral health and community mental health providing individual and group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, and psychoeducation. Rebecca has taught parenting education groups as well as facilitated support groups. She is knowledgeable in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and grief.