It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

-Galatians 5:1

Types of Therapy

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Focus

  • PTSD/Trauma Related Symptoms
  • Troubled Relationships/Partner Betrayal
  • Divorce
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Depression
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Blended Families
  • Children’s Issues/Schooling Concerns
  • ADHD
  • Vocational Issues/Performance Enhancements
  • Loss/Grief
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Prenatal, Pregnancy, & Post-Partum Issues

Animal Assisted Therapy

The significance of the human-animal bond has garnered not only clinical, but research interest. Research has indicated that our connection with animals, particularly dogs, is historical, neurobiological, social and emotional. Research has shown strong evidence that therapy dogs are helpful for multiple populations in a variety of contexts. Using pets in therapy has been shown to reduce stress, increase rapport, help clients to become more cognizant of emotional reactions and support resiliency in individual and group sessions (Perry, Rubinstein & Austin, 2012).

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.