EFT Therapy F.A.Q.

Do you take insurance?

In short, no.  I am not an in-network provider. You can submit claims to your insurance company and use your out-of-network benefits, if applicable.

Receipts will be provided and you can submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. If you have financial hardships that are deterring you, please contact me.

Questions to ask your insurance company:

  1. Do I have any out-of-network benefits for individual and/or family therapy?
  2. What is my deductible and has it been met?
  3. When does my insurance year begin, is it the calendar year and how many sessions per year does my plan cover?
  4. What is the reimbursement rate for therapy sessions for an out-of-network provider?
  5. Do I need any pre-authorization to see an out-of-network provider? If so provide your insurance company with my name and date of first session

Intensive Therapy Services

Intensive couples therapy sessions are available when appropriate and are not covered by insurance.

 

Do you speak Spanish?

No.

 

Can I come alone to therapy if my spouse refuses to go?

Yes, you can. Therapy can help to reduce conflict in relationships when only person comes. Most likely I would ask your permission to talk to your spouse to see if it would be possible for him/her to come to even one session.

 

We don’t have a lot of conflict in our relationship, but we still feel something is missing can EFT help us?

Yes, not all couples get into arguments, you don’t need to have verbal conflict to feel dissatisfied in your relationship.

 

Do you work with children and families?

I do work with families and with older children in the relational context. I work to help reduce the conflict in relationships and create bonding that brings people closer. I do not work with children under 18.

 

How long will we be in therapy?

Generally people are in therapy for 6 to 12 months. There are many factors that can impact this time frame. Some factors include: commitment to the relationship, desire to heal, frequency of therapy sessions and past trauma in the relationship. Certain factors can decrease or increase the time you are in therapy.

 

We are having sexual problems, can emotionally focused therapy help us?

Yes, it can help. Sexual problems are often connected to intimacy and emotional closeness which is a primary focus in EFT.

What To Expect When Starting Therapy

Session times vary depending on the services offered. Couple and Family therapy sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. Individual sessions are scheduled for 50 to 55 minutes. Fees are based on the type of service you receive.

Intakes are typically 60 minutes. Longer intakes are available if requested. The fee is based on the time spent in session.

Research on the success of EFT:

EFT appears to move couples from distress to recovery for 70 to 75% of the cases, and creates improvements in 90% of the couples coming in for therapy. EFT has been used with many different types of couples in private practice, university training centers and hospital clinics. These distressed couples include partners suffering from disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress and chronic illness.

To view further references, recent articles describing EFT therapy and books on EFT, please refer to the EFT website: www.iceeft.com.

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Why I Love What I Do

Professional Help Makes A Big Difference
Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT, LCADC

My favorite part about being an EFT therapist & Trainer is how much of a difference I make and how quickly.

Some of my most successful clients were only in need of some education and some understanding but in our sessions watching the pieces fall into place to create lasting happiness really makes me love doing what I do.