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Couples Counseling

Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kinds.

Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce, and confront the source of the conflict.

Does insurance cover family or couple’s therapy? 

  • Insurance coverage for couples/family therapy varies from plan to plan. In my experience it does not cover and therefore I charge a rate for couples therapy.  This is because after many sessions, clients have been surprised and had a bill that they had to pay because their insurance refused to pay for the treatment. 

  • Insurance needs to categorize the treatment is medically necessary, meaning:

    • The primary ICD-10 Code for the Identified Patient (IP) must be an F-code

    • The need cannot be growth-oriented (i.e., a couple who wants to have better communication without an F-code diagnosis)

Treatment techniques may include the following depending on the therapist:


 Gottman Method

 Narrative Therapy
 Emotionally Focused Therapy
 Positive Psychology
 Image Relationship Therapy
  Analyzing Your Communication
 Getting to the root of the problem
 Enhancing Intimacy
  Individual Counseling


I am very happy with my treatment, care, and compassion. Mrs. Hollenbeck is down to earth and makes you feel comfortable every step of the way. She helped me decrease depressive episodes and helped me to see positives.

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I came to see Danelle at Health City. Right away she made me feel at ease and gave me techniques for the anxiety I was struggling with. After several sessions she hit the childhood trauma drama right on the head and we talked over this in sessions and used EMDR. I can now say I have more of a positive mindset and I don’t feel alone any longer. I healed old wounds that were festering through Danelle’s skills of being able to guide me, with such a relaxing and calm manner. She helped me reflect on my past and I was able to realize it was not my fault. I was the child. Great self-awareness and healing, which have helped in all relationships. She is a brilliant psychologist as were her title in the UK. Thank you for helping me to feel I am not damaged.

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Danelle is just so great at what she does! She makes you feel so comfortable and is so easy to talk with. I sought out a therapist after a traumatic delivery of my son. Instead of being able to experience joy as a new mom, I was just experiencing sadness and questioning my ability at being a good mother. We first did talk therapy, which helped, and then moved to EMDR. All I can say is WOW. I cannot believe how well it works and her style and making you feel comfortable is just amazing. Whenever I think now about the delivery I can feel happy and am able to give my son the strong, loving mother he needs. I used to be triggered by certain shows, people, and hospitals but now it is like nothing happened.

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Danelle is a warm, caring, and helpful therapist. She helped my husband and me with our marriage problems and our bond has never been stronger. I truly thank her for her dedication to our treatment

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