What Are The Fees and Do You Accept Insurance for Counseling Services?
At Legacy Counseling Service we serve the Broken Arrow, Tulsa, and the greater Oklahoma area through- face to-face or secure video counseling. We provide therapy for teens and all ages of adults.
- BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD (Blue Traditional, Blue Preferred, BlueLincs HMO, Blue Choice PPO, Blue Plan65 Select, Blue Advantage PPO).
For insurance companies that Dr. Leedy is not considered an in-network provider for, she offer services on a fee-for-service basis and helps clients utilize their out-of-network insurance benefits. Her rate for non-insurance client’s is $170 / therapy hour (50 minutes).
Cindy is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She specializes in counseling for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and past traumas. She also provides couples and family therapy. Cindy offers services on a fee-for-service basis. She can also help you utilize your out-of-network insurance benefits. Her fee is $150 / therapy hour (50 minutes).
Sandy is a licensed professional counselor who provides therapy for depressed, anxious, and/or bullied teens and stressed women. She offers services on a fee-for-service basis. She can also help you utilize your out of network insurance benefits. Her fee is $140 / therapy hour (50-min session).
All providers accept cash, check, credit, debit, and health saving cards from Visa, MC, Discover, and American Express. All credit card information is securely stored through the HIPPA compliant management system.
How Do I Use Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits for Therapy?
If clients choose to use their out-of-network (OON) insurance benefits for our counseling services client’s 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.
Question 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 Dr. Melissa Leedy, Ph.D. (NPI #: 1194962720) an acceptable psychologist for this benefit?
- Is Cynthia Fugatt, LMFT (NPI #: 1639402894) an acceptable therapist for this benefit?
- Is Saundra (Sandy) Stone, LPC (NPI #: 1114238862) an acceptable counselor for this benefit?
- 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 with Dr. Leedy, Cindy Fugatt, or Sandy Stone?
Not at all. At Legacy Counseling Service we provide therapy to client’s of all, or no, faith orientations throughout the Tulsa area. We feel very comfortable and confident 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 is 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. You can read more about our values here. If your Christian faith is an important aspect to 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 often times 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!