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Alisa Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor

OK #5181

Alisa Johnson, LPC

Alisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. Alisa has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is working toward certification. Alisa has found it to be effective in addressing trauma and adverse life events with clients. Alisa has worked with families, couples and individuals, providing a safe environment in which they can identify strengths and develop healthy coping skills. As a result, clients are better equipped to manage life’s stressors more effectively.

Alisa provides individual and couples counseling. Working with couples to identify relationship strengths as well as weak areas, to help them develop healthier patterns and improve their relationships is one of her specialties. Alisa is working toward certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, which is an effective treatment in helping couples get unstuck from unhelpful communication cycles and develop secure bonds. Paradoxically, working with individuals who are in various stages of determining if they want to end a relationship is another area where Alisa has developed a niche. She has experienced great success in helping clients navigate this incredibly difficult decision in their lives.

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About Alisa Johnson

Alisa has lived in Tulsa since 1991 and is married to a Tulsa native. They attend church at Life.Church. One of her hobbies is Canine Obedience Training and she is a member of Tulsa Dog Training Club. Alisa and her husband are the proud owners of Gracie, Sassy, Howie, Rowdy, Moo and Allie. She feels very fortunate to have Sassy, Howie, Moo and Rowdy working as a therapy dogs in the practice. Alisa and her husband enjoy going to nursing homes and elementary schools with Gracie, Sassy, Howie and Rowdy with PawPals, the Therapy Dog Group from Tulsa Dog Training Club. Alisa and her husband are involved with Boston Terrier & Short Nose Rescue of Oklahoma, with Rowdy, Moo and Allie all being “foster fails” from the Rescue.

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UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!WE'VE TEMPORARILY MOVED TO TELEHEALTH COUNSELING!

For the safety and well-being of our clients, our therapists, and our community we are temporarily closing the physical office and offering counseling sessions through TELEHEALTH ONLY, starting Thursday 03/19/2020 and continuing UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This is not likely to change the dates or times of your appointments. Your therapist will be in touch with you, via text or phone call to confirm whether you want phone or video sessions, or if you'd like to reschedule after we remove the telehealth restriction.

Telehealth Counseling:

In a previous email, I told you that you could use your computer for your session. This is incorrect.  We use a HIPAA compliant software that requires the end-user to use the app, so you have to use the HIPAA-compliant app called SpruceHealth to video conference with your therapist. I’m including the instructions as an attachment again on this email. And your therapist will be able to help you with any questions you may have. 

If you are a private pay client your rate for a telehealth session is the same as if you came to the office.

You ARE covered for telehealth if you have:

BCBS

Healthchoice

Cigna

Optum/UHC/UMR

QuikTrip/CareATC

 If you have PHCS/Multiplan, you will need to call your insurance to determine if they will pay for a behavioral health telehealth appointment. Get the name of the representative with whom you speak the rep’s name and a reference number for the call, should there be issues with claims.

If your health insurance company does NOT provide coverage for behavioral health telehealth counseling, you may advocate for this by calling Governor Kevin Stitt’s office at 405-521-2342 or send an email at https://www.governor.ok.gov/contact.

This is a measure than none of us at Empowered Life Counseling wanted to take, but we are sure that you all understand that this health crisis is only going to get better sooner than later if we all minimize our contact with others.  

For encouragement during this time, we invite you to read our latest post concerning taking care of your mental health during a pandemic. You can find it by clicking the button below.