November 12, 2019

In an earlier article, (Does My Insurance Cover Therapy?) I explained many common insurance terms and ways that insurance does or does not cover therapy.  In this article the focus is more on how you can utilize your insurance for therapy.  I am going to talk about it in three sections, in-network providers, out of network providers, and single case agreements.

In Network Providers

If you have an HMO, EPO you are almost...

In 2004, Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey starred in a movie called “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in which the couple, after having broken up, erased each other from their minds.  The romantic comedy explores, through a lens of science fiction, memory and our capacity to forget disturbing events from the past.  In real life, we don’t have it so easy.  But the question of erasing memories sometimes comes up when people...

November 5, 2019

EMDR Therapy was originally studied with individuals diagnosed with PTSD.  Since then, many studies have focused on its efficiency and effectiveness with this diagnosis.  The bounty of empirical evidence supporting EMDR Therapy has lead to recommendations of its use by the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, Veteran’s Administration, Department of Defense, International Society of Traumati...

November 1, 2019

An essential assumption in EMDR is that our minds, like our bodies, are geared towards health.  When you get a cut on your body, it will heal itself unless a blockage like dirt gets into it.  If you get the dirt out, the body will continue on its healing course.  There is a similar pattern in our minds.  When we experience disturbing or distressing things in our lives, our rational brain goes offline, and the older part of...

October 29, 2019

After scheduling an appointment with a therapist, there are a number of concerns that can come up, what do I have to fill out, what do I bring, what will this feel like, etc.  This is why we here at Coherence Associates want to help you out with this as much as possible. 

Show Up Early

Your first visit to your therapist is a ‘fact finding mission’, this is where your therapist meets you for the first time and begins to...

October 25, 2019

As with most things in life, each person will respond to EMDR Therapy in his or her own way, and on their own time. Simply put, there is no way of knowing how long EMDR Therapy will take to offer relief of your symptoms.However, more than 30 controlled research studies behind EMDR Therapy have shown overwhelmingly positive results in a relatively short amount of time, sometimes in as little as three to six sessions.  Some...