Please note that, due to state licensing laws, we are only allowed to provide mental health therapy to individuals who reside in Oklahoma full-time, even for telehealth appointments. However, Life Coaching and Health Coaching clients can be seen regardless of where they live in the United States.
Our Private Pay Fees:
At Legacy Counseling Service we are a group of mental health providers who serve the Broken Arrow, Tulsa, and the greater Oklahoma area through- face-to-face counseling. We provide therapy for teens, adults, couples, and families. The therapists’ status with health insurance plans is in their full bios below.
Our private pay rates (and for clients using insurance plans with whom we are out-of-network) are as follows:
- For fully licensed mental health therapists: $165 for individual 53-minute counseling sessions; $200 for couples and/or family therapy 53-minute session
- For candidate therapists: $120 for individual, 53-min counseling sessions; $160 for couples and/or family therapy 53-minute sessions
- Coaching sessions: $50-$100 To learn more complete a coaching inquiry form.
Insurance companies that we are in-network with:
- Multiplan (all providers)
- Alliance Coal Group (all providers)
- Community Care (contracts pending for Mark Fry and Kristi Spence)
- Health Choice
- Native Blue
Support Groups and Workshops:
An online support group for adult men and women (ages 25 and older) who have at least one chronic pain/illness condition and who have been struggling with chronic pain/illness for at least 6 months. Due to professional state licensing laws, you must be an Oklahoma resident to join this group. Facilitated by Dr. Melissa Leedy, Ph.D.
Learn more details about the format and topics of the group here:
This in-person workshop is intended for parents or co-parents of pre-teens and teens who want to enhance their relationship with their teen, learn how to encourage their teen in a world full of negative influences and discouragement, and achieve cooperation and mutual respect. Learn more here.
Facilitated by Kristi Spence, LMFT
Health and Wellness Coaching:
Tiffany Turner-Coats, TTC Wellness. Tiffany is a national board-certified Health and Wellness Coach(NBC-HWC), Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and a Certified Personal Trainer. She coaches clients throughout Oklahoma and the United States to help them achieve their goals of improved life and health.
Coaching is not a covered service under insurance plans. Tiffany’s rates vary. To schedule a free 15-minute consultation and/or inquire about rates, please complete a coaching inquiry form.
Mental health therapy:
Mark Fry is a licensed professional counselor who has been working as a licensed therapist since 2008. He counsels men who are struggling with a variety of issues, from recent trauma, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, pornography, sex addiction, multiple sex partners, coping, grief, life transitions, family stress, and work-life balance.
Mark is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the National Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a Certified Sexual Recovery Therapist through the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy.
Kristi is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She specializes in providing therapy with families, teens, adults, and couples. She counsels couples who are in crisis, parents who are having behavioral and emotional difficulties with their children, and with new mothers dealing with postpartum depression. She also provides therapy for people struggling with insomnia, anxiety or depression, noticing a pattern of dysfunctional romantic relationships in their life, wanting to bond with foster or adopted children, struggling to connect with children or teenagers, experiencing dysfunctional family dynamics, experiencing poor communication with your spouse, constantly fighting with your spouse, working through infidelity, fighting to save your marriage, deciding if you want to be in your marriage, struggling with job stress, having difficulties co-parenting with your ex, being a new mother or father, and grieving a loss.
Patti is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in helping teens (ages 14 and up) and adults who are struggling with insomnia, trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behavior, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, and other emotional and behavioral disorders. She offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), and Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS).
Ted is a licensed practical counselor who specializes in helping adults who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. He offers Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people be free from past trauma.
Christina is a licensed professional counselor who provides therapy for depression, anxiety, victims of domestic violence, and chronic suicidality. She also provides mental health counseling for couples and veterans. She is trained in CBT and EMDR. She is Internal Family Systems-informed.
Sandy is a licensed professional counselor who provides therapy for depression, anxiety, and life transitions for women. She is trained in CBT and short-term therapy modalities. EMDR training is underway!
Dr. Melissa J. Leedy, Ph.D., (not currently accepting new individual clients)
Dr. Leedy is the founder and owner of Legacy Counseling Service. She is a clinical psychologist and specializes in insomnia and chronic illness/pain management. She also provides Ministerial Assessments for clergy candidates and Compensation and Pension evaluations for veterans. She provides business and executive coaching to business owners and top managers.
She enjoys public speaking and has spoken at several Broken Arrow and Tulsa events, including numerous times at Tulsa Home Builders Association, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa Counselor of Women Realtors, Bright Tomorrow’s non-profit agency, Brookhaven, and Christian Association of Psychological Studies. Dr. Leedy provides counseling for men and women ages 25 and older.
Forms of Payment
All providers accept cash, check, credit, debit, and health saving cards/flexible spending account cards from Visa, MC, Discover, and American Express. All credit card information is securely stored in the HIPPA-compliant management system.
How Do I Use Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits for Therapy?
Most of our providers DO take insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Community Care of Oklahoma (some plans excluded), HealthChoice, Multiplan, Alliance Coal Group, and Friday Health Plans and we file out-of-network claims (except Medicaid or Medicare) on behalf of our clients.
If clients choose to use their out-of-network (OON) insurance benefits for our counseling services clients pay for therapy services when they are provided. We then provide those clients with a billing invoice that has the information your insurance company will need to consider reimbursement.
Submitting your invoice for out-of-networking reimbursement is usually not a difficult process and most companies will send you a reimbursement check within 8-14 days. Further, most insurance companies offer 50-75% reimbursement, but you should call your insurance company to determine what your specific out-of-network benefits for counseling are.
Questions to ask your insurance company about mental health (sometimes called Behavioral Health) benefits are:
- What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health?
- Is pre-authorization required?
- How many sessions do I get under this benefit?
- Is the provider I am seeing a covered provider under my plan?
- What is the deductible?
- What is the policy year?
- How much of the deductible has been met this year to date?
- What is the co-pay once the deductible has been met?
- Will the insurance company reimburse me (the client) once the deductible has been met?
- To what address should the bill be sent should I decide to ask for reimbursement?
Do I have to be a Christian to receive therapy at Legacy Counseling Service in Tulsa?
Not at all. At Legacy Counseling Service we provide therapy to clients of all, or no, faith orientations throughout the Tulsa area. We feel very comfortable and confident in working with people who don’t subscribe to any particular spiritual orientation. And, of those people who do identify themselves as Christian, many don’t participate in organized religion but they do believe that their beliefs and relationship with God/Jesus are a significant factor in how they “do life.”
Regardless of faith orientation, our goal is to help you make improvements in all areas of your life, not impose our beliefs or worldview on you, but it is important to us that you know about our values and worldview so you can make the best decision about who you choose to help you. If your Christian faith is an important aspect of helping you grow then we can certainly bring that into our sessions, in addition to evidence-based therapy techniques.
How Long Will I be in Counseling?
This depends on many factors, including your history, but most people can expect to be in treatment 10-20 sessions. Usually, therapy is weekly for the first 3-5 appointments and then oftentimes we can move to every 2-3 weeks, depending on your progress and what we are working on. Insomnia treatment is typically completed in 6-8 sessions.
What Should I Expect in Therapy Sessions?
Once we have a brief discussion to determine if we will be a good fit for treatment, you will register as a new client through the Secure Client Portal. Here you will see office forms to complete, as well as questionnaires about your history and current concerns. Completing these forms will take about 1 hour but you don’t have to complete them in one sitting.
We do ask that you complete all of these forms, however, a few days before your initial appointment so we have plenty of time to review them. We also ask you to consider signing a Release of Information to your medical providers and/or psychiatrist so that we can keep them informed of your progress once we start treatment. During your initial appointment, we will discuss in more depth what’s concerning you now, we will talk about anything significant from the forms you completed, and we may even be able to discuss a plan to help you feel better, although sometimes it takes two or even three sessions to determine a plan together. Once we’ve determined what and how we want to tackle things treatment will begin!
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason aren’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior, and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say on a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication are crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual to couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
I’m a professional (medical, mental health, pastoral) who would like to refer someone to your clinic. How do I do that?
You may complete this REFERRAL FORM to send us a referral. Please note that due to high volume, it may take 3-5 days for our administrative team to contact you and/or the person you are referring to us. Also, please be aware that a professional referral to our clinic does not guarantee that we are able to accommodate the need at this time. If we are not able to provide services we will certainly do our best to provide additional referrals. We appreciate your patience and your trust in us.