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Does My Insurance Cover Couples / Marriage Counseling?

If you call the number on the back of your insurance card, you can ask them. Be careful, however. They typically will say that they cover couples counseling, but what they really mean is that they cover a situation where one of you is designated as “the patient” and that person must have a documented…

What Is EFT And Why Is It Effective?

EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy) has been recognized by the American Psychological Association as an empirically proven, effective form of couples therapy. Studies demonstrate that between 85% and 90% of couples in EFT report significant improvement. Allow me to digress a bit in order to explain why it’s so effective. If you look on YouTube and…

What is ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) and How Does it Work?

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is one of many tools in a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) toolbox. When it comes to OCD, however, it is one of the most important and effective tools. You may even see it referred to as “the Gold Standard” of OCD therapy. So what exactly is it and how does…